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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Postgraduate Scholarship 2023

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

The bursary is open to academically qualifying young people and aims to attract and increase participation of women and black people in science, engineering and technology, specifically in the areas mentioned below:

Areas for undergraduate Bursary: Data Science and Electronic Engineering

Areas for Honours Bursary: Industrial Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Areas for Masters Bursary: Agricultural Sciences - Crop Science, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bio-medical Biology, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Economics and Social Science, Economics and Public Policy, Electronic Engineering, Geoinformatics, International Relations, Laser Physics, Machine learning, Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Powder Metallurgy, Robotics, Science Communications, Statistics and Software Engineering

Areas for Doctoral Bursary: Applied Mathematics, Agricultural Engineering, Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Electronic Engineering, Geo-Informatics, Geo-Information Science – Remote Sensing/Data Analytics/Modelling, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Laser Physics, Medical Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physics, Software Engineering, Veterinary Science and Virology

About The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945. The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans. The CSIR’s shareholder is the South African Parliament, held in proxy by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation. Our vision, mission and values The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, ... read more


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CSIR Postgraduate Scholarship

Application Deadline20 Aug 2023
Country to studySouth Africa
TypePostgraduate
SponsorThe Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of CSIR Postgraduate Scholarship

For Maters and Doctoral

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Living Allowances
  • Once off laptop allowance
     

Academic merit will be considered during the selection process, as well as the imperative to increase the participation of women and black people in science, engineering and technology.
 

Non-financial support

  • Full wrap around support and vacation work.

Requirements for CSIR Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

For a Masters and Doctoral bursary, applicants should be South African citizens who possess the following:

  • Good scientific writing skills;
  • Good organisational 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 Masters or PhD’s bursary at the selected university.

Documents Required for Application

Your Application must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • An updated CV;
  • A copy of your certified identity document; and
  • A copy of your latest academic record
  • For masters and doctoral applicants, proof of degree already completed must be included
     

Failure to attach these documents will result in your application being null and void.



Application Deadline

August 20, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on csir.auraams.app to apply

The call for the 2024 academic year applications NOW OPEN!

For more details visit: CSIR website.

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