CSIR Bursary 2022 | How to Apply

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The application for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) bursary for the academic year 2021 is now open for all South African students in South Africa.

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) bursary. It is meant for students that intend to, or are currently studying towards programmes that are aligned to the following listed below:

  1. UNDERGRAD – HONOURS DEGREES
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Industrial Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Bio-Informatics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry with Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science with Chemistry
  • Data Science/Modelling
  • Electronic/Software Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Material Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Physics with Computer Science
  • Economic Science
  • Information Systems
  • Extractive Metallurgy (Hydrometallurgy), (Pyromet)
  1. UNDERGRAD – HONOURS DEGREES (CORPORATE/SUPPORT)
  • B Com/BTech in Accounting or Risk Management
  1. MASTER’S DEGREE >>>

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organization that researches, develops, localizes and diffuses technologies to accelerate socioeconomic prosperity in South Africa. The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) bursary programme assists by supporting financially deserving students with great academic potential to take their first steps in achieving their dreams and obtaining their postgraduate degree. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) bursary programme aims to fund academically deserving students who do not have the financial means to study full-time towards a postgraduate degree.

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CSIR BURSARY APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Planning to enrol full-time at a South African University for 2022
  • For current grade 12 students, English Level 5, Mathematics Level 6 and Physics Level 6
  • For students currently at universities, must have passed all the courses for which you have registered for at the university for the study period already completed

YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

  • Application letter stating the field of study you are applying for;
  • An updated CV;
  • A copy of your certified identity document; and
  • A copy of your latest academic record

FAILURE TO ATTACH THESE DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING NULL AND VOID. APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR MASTERS AND DOCTORAL BURSARIES SHOULD BE SOUTH AFRICAN

CITIZENS WHO POSSESS THE FOLLOWING:

  • Good scientific writing skills;
  • Good organizational and time management skills;
  • Excellent academic record;
  • A drive to conduct research, self-motivation and the ability to work independently and within a team are essential;
  • The ability to formulate and carry out research;
  • Excellent technical abilities;
  • The ability to work well under pressure as part of a team and meet scheduled deliverables; Good communication skills both verbal and writing (e.g. with evidence of report and/or conference papers writing); and
  • Good report writing abilities.

Furthermore, the ideal candidate is an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who takes ownership and initiative. He/she must also meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate/honours’ bursary at the selected university.

NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE FOR FULL-TIME STUDIES TOWARDS AN ACADEMIC DEGREE AT AN ACCREDITED PUBLIC SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY.

HOW TO APPLY FOR CSIR BURSARY

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

  • Completed applications need to be submitted by no later than 30 July 2021.

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Leonel Schuster
Leonel Schuster

Kathryn has been Teacher at Alliant International University since 2013. He began to write about admission details at Course Discovery.

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