CSIR Bursaries (2018 – 2019)

Africa’s leading scientific research and development organization Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is offering bursaries to students who want to study engineering and technology courses.

The company gives help to talented and passionate students who consider research as among their dreams. Despite helping the young minded and talented students, the company intends increase the number of skilled members within its departments.

The bursary program is intended for undergraduate and honours levels fields. Candidates who wish to apply at a University of Technology can only apply for BTech bursaries. All bursaries awarded will be for full-time study at an accredited South African University towards a degree.

CSIR bursary requirements

Individuals who wish to apply must meet the following basic criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Have enrolled or planning to enrol at a South African university for the following year
  • English at level 5 for Grade 11
  • Mathematics and Physical Science at level 6 for Grade 11
  • Enrolling for a BEng or BSc full-time at accredited tertiary Institute
  • Honour bursary candidates must have passed all current courses for period of study already completed
  • Willing to work in a diverse environment

First preference is given to applicants who come from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as those living with disabilities. The imperative need for an increase of women within the science and engineering industry will also be considered during the selection process.

CSIR bursary package

The CSIR bursary package will support candidates in the following areas:

  • Registration Fees
  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Accommodation
  • Living Allowance
  • Laptop Allowance

In addition to the costs of studying, CSIR also seeks to support candidates by offering them mentorship opportunities. And to help students ready themselves for what lay ahead in terms of employment after graduation, vacation work is also offered.

How to apply for CSIR bursaries

Prospective candidates can either visit the website or email bursaryprogramme@csir.co.za.

Applying is very easy.  After selecting the bursary option for the particular field, candidates must then simply accept the terms and conditions and submit. An email will be sent as the confirmation of receipt. All applications must be submitted before the designated CSIR closing date of 19 June in order to be considered.

If there is no contact within a month after the closing date, please consider the application unsuccessful.

CSIR contact details

If any further support is needed, individuals can either send an email to bursaryprogramme@csir.co.za or contact them online via the CSIR website.

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