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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Scholarship

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

Aim and Benefits of CSIR Undergraduate Scholarship

This is a comprehensive bursary, and it covers all the costs associated with university studies, such as:

For undergraduates - Honours

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

Requirements for CSIR Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

For undergraduate - Honours Bursary

  • 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

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Planning to enroll full-time at a South African University for 2024
  • Must have passed all the courses for which you have registered for at the university for the study period already completed

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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