CSIR Undergraduate/Postgraduate Bursary Programme 2018 for South Africans (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: August 31st 2017

A world without science is unimaginable. Science aids development and organisations such as the CSIR play a very big role in ensuring that the world, especially Africa, continues to change for the better. Armed with some of the best minds in the world, the CSIR works on trying to solve problems that can help all South Africans and make a significant contribution to the global wealth of knowledge.
The CSIR hereby invites bursary applications from talented young people wishing to pursue a career in research, technology development and innovation. The CSIR Undergraduate Bursary Programme is open to all academically qualifying young people and also aims to attract and increase participation of women and African people in fields of science, engineering and technology.

The CSIR bursary programme financially supports full-time, unemployed students in obtaining qualifications in areas that are deemed a priority by the CSIR.


• Unemployed students studying full-time BSc, B Eng, BSc Honours or B Tech, MSc and Ph

  • Criteria Current Grade 12
  • • South African citizen
  • Must intend to enrol full-time for the degree of choice at a South African public university
  • English (Level 5)
  • Mathematics (Level 6)
  • Physical Science (Level 6)
  Current university students • South African citizen
  • Must be enrolled full-time towards the degree of choice at a South African public university
    Bursary covers
  • Financial support • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Book allowance
  • Laptop allowance
  • Accommodation
  • Meal allowance
  • Living allowance

Non-financial support

• Annual induction, vacation work

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CSIR Undergraduate Bursary Programme 2018


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