Bursary Programme at Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

By on August 7, 2017

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

To realise how important and powerful science is, it helps to imagine a world without it…There would simply be no improvement. The reason that this world does not exist is because organisations like the CSIR are here. Armed with some of the best minds in the world, we work 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 Bursary Programme is open to academically qualifying young people and also aims to attract and increase participation of women and black people in science, engineering and technology, specifically in the areas of:

Electronic Engineering | Computer Engineering | Software Engineering | Civil Engineering

If you are a South African citizen successfully pursuing an engineering degree at a South African university or a Grade 12 Learner aiming to study for a degree in engineering in 2018, the CSIR bursary is for you. This is a comprehensive bursary that covers all the costs associated with university studies, such as:

Registration fees | Tuition fees | Books | Accommodation | Living allowance | Laptop allowance

Requirements – Grade 12 learners:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • A minimum of a Level 5 for English First Language or a Level 4 for English Second Language
  • Preferably level 6 for Mathematics and Physical Science
  • Enrol for BSc or BEng full-time at a public tertiary institution

Requirements – University students:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must have passed all courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed Your application must include:
  • June/July results if you are in Grade 12
  • Academic record if you are a university student
  • Grade 12 final results if you have completed Grade 12

How to apply

Closing date is 31 August 2017. Click here to apply online

Should you experience any problems in submitting your application, please contact the CSIR bursary office on bursaryprogramme@csir.co.za or (012) 841 2665.

The CSIR is a responsible employer; we have put measures in place to ensure that equity is implemented such that it best serves the interests of the organisation and South Africa as a whole. Preference will be given to applicants from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and people living with disabilities. This speaks to the CSIR’s commitment to the Employment Equity Act of 1998

Via – CSIR


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