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Postgraduate Bursaries

Postgraduate Bursaries

At Vaal University of Technology Research, the Higher Degree Office offers specialized support in the form of postgraduate bursaries for higher degree research candidates. In addition to looking after both South African domestic and International applications and admissions, the Higher Degree Office also administers all higher degree research scholarships, including those schemes supported directly by the University.

Bursaries

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) Bursary 2019 – 2020

Impala Platinum Implats Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

Leomat Construction Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

Sasol Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

Jones & Wagener Bursary South Africa – 31 July 2019

Courses – BEng or BSc Civil Engineering qualification

Applications must be submitted to the Bursary Administrator in one of the following ways:
1) Email: bursaries@jaws.co.za
(Insert the words “Jones & Wagener Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
2) Post: PO Box 1434, Rivonia, 2128

Transnet Bursary South Africa – 31 July 2019

Courses:

  • Electrical Engineering (heavy current)
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering (physical)
  • Civil Engineering

Applications should be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: bursaries@transnet.net
2) Fax: 011 774 9235
3) Post/ delivery: Transnet Freight Rail, Capacity Development Department, 15 Girton Road, Inyanda 2, 3rd floor, Parktown, 2193

SPEBS (SAICE Patrons Engineering Bursary Scheme) – CLOSING DATE 31 July 2019

Courses:

  • Civil Engineering Degree or National Diploma

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Fax: 011 805 5971
2) Post: SAICE Career Guidance, Private Bag X200, Halfway House, 1685

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Studying towards a Civil Engineering qualification (Degree or National Diploma)
  • Passed and completed all previous subjects
  • Degree students: must have passed first year exams – the bursary will sponsor second, third and fourth year students
  • National Diploma students: must have passed S1/ first level exams – the bursary will sponsor S2, S3 and S4 students
  • Studying at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Proven financial need
  • Good academic record

(TETA) Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020 CLOSING DATE 2 July

Download and complete the TETA Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Also download the TETA Bursary Guidelines (.pdf) before applying.

Courses:

  • Electrical Engineering (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ N4-N6)
  • Electronic Engineering (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ N4-N6)
  • Mechanical Engineering (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ N4-N6)
  • Transport Economics (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Supply Chain Management including Warehouse, Storage and Distribution (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Road Transport Management (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Logistics Management (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Transportation Management (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Commercial Divers (Class II/ III/ IV)
  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Instrument Rating
  • Master’s Degree in Transport

ABSA Bank Bursary South Africa  2019 – 2020

Applications must be done online at: https://leap.ly/opportunities/268 

Courses:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Statistics
  • Risk Management
  • Mathematics
  • Industrial Engineering

Capitec Bank Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020  CLOSING DATE – 28 June

Applications must be done online at: https://capitec.erecruit.co/candidateapp/Jobs/View/190530-4/Capitec_Bursary_Programme_2020(reference: 190530-4)

You will be required to Register an account here: https://capitec.erecruit.co/candidateapp/Register/ before you can Login and apply here: https://capitec.erecruit.co/candidateapp/Login

Courses:

  • Economics and Management Science
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Statistics
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Economic Science
  • Mathematical Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems Higher Certificate (Engineering/ Internet/ Software Development

Lonmin Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020  CLOSING DATE 21 June

Applications must be done online at: https://lonmin.pnet.co.za/#s=job_search Click on the “Job Opportunities” tab and then insert the word “bursary” into the keyword search bar to bring up the list of open bursaries.

Courses:

  • Analytical Chemistry (reference: 10019)
  • Metallurgy (reference: 10020)
  • Chemical Engineering (reference: 10021)
  • Chemistry: BSc/ BEng (reference: 10022)
  • Information Technology (reference: 10023)
  • Electrical Engineering: Light Current – Instrumentation (reference: 10024)
  • Medical Doctor (reference: 10025)
  • Pharmacy (reference: 10026)
  • Occupational Therapy (reference: 10027)

SKA South Africa/ SARAO Scholarship 2019 – 2020 CLOSE: 2 August 2019.

  • Computer Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Electrical Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Electronic Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Mechatronic Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Computer Science (majoring in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics) (Bachelor of Science)
  • Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and Physics (Bachelor of Science)
  • Electronics and Physics (Bachelor of Science)

Sibanye-Stillwater Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020 CLOSED 30 JUly 2019

  • Electrical Engineering (BSc/ BEng/ BTech)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc/ BEng/ BTech)
  • Metallurgy Engineering (BSc/ National Diploma)
  • Chemical Engineering (BSc/ National Diploma)
  • Geology (Honours)
  • Survey (BSc/ BEng/ BTech)
  • Human Resource Management (BA)

Accenture Scholarship South Africa 2019 – 2020 – CLOSE 15 August 2019

  • Information Engineering (BEng/ BSc)
  • Electrical (Light Current) Engineering (BEng/ BSc)
  • Electronic Engineering (BEng/ BSc)
  • Industrial Engineering (BEng/ BSc)
  • Computer Engineering (BEng/ BSc)
  • Computer Science (BSc)
  • Informatics or Information Systems (BCom/ BSc)
  • Information Technology + BIT (BCom/ BSc)

Oasis Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

Close 29 August

Courses – View website

Call for Applications for Masters Scholarships in 2020

Close 30 September

Courses – View website

Diploma in Engineering Technology SKA Scholarship Programme

Close 30 September

Engineering Courses

DST – CSIR Inter- Bursary Support Programme (IBS) 30 September 2019

Application forms and more information about the IBS postgraduate bursary can be obtained from the Postgraduate Funding Office/Research Office of each of the public universities.

Please complete the application forms and send them (preferably in pdf format) with supporting attachments via email to the IBS administrator at HCD-INTERBURSARY@csir.co.za

  • Biotechnology and related majors
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Data science or ICT-related majors
  • Engineering and related majors
  • Health (biochemistry, microbiology, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, etc.)
  • Information systems
  • Mathematics/applied maths/statistics
  • Physics

NRF Postgraduate Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2020

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attached Framework documents and Application and Funding Guides below.

VUT Internal Closing Dates NRF Closing Dates
31 October  2019 Honours Applications: 05 December 2019
31 August 2019 Masters Applications: 16 September 2019
14 June 2019 Doctoral Applications: 31 July 2019
12 July 2019 Masters and Doctoral Extension Support Applications: 31 July 2019
24 May 2019 Doctoral Abroad (Nuffic) Applications: 07 June 2019

Bursaries Open all Year

Anglo American Coal Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

Gibela Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

FASSET Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

South 32 Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa Bursary 2019 – 2020

GAST Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

Anglo American Coal Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy

Gibela Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering

(*as well as Engineering degrees and diplomas in related fields of study)

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting
  • Supply Chain

FASSET Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

  • Accounting

South 32 Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa Bursary 2019 – 2020

For Final year students only

  • Finance
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Purchasing

GAST Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The above bursaries will be payable as soon as the student’s research proposal has been approved at our Higher Degree Committee meeting, and all our prerequisites have been met.

National Research Foundation Grant Award

One of our postgraduate bursaries available

The National Research Foundation (NRF) makes funds available to support free-standing Masters and Doctoral candidates for the academic year. This is done through a competitive selection process to choose the most deserving candidate. This funding instrument makes funds available to support students who are pursuing part-time as well as full-time Masters and Doctoral studies. The NRF aims to promote and support research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the research facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development. The NRF primarily supports research-intensive institutions that are conducting basic of applied research of a pre-competitive nature, that will benefit the long-term knowledge base. The institutions must be committed to human resource capacity development which includes equity and redress. The institutions are supported by the NRF through its funding instruments and rating programmes.

International Students

Students who hold a joint appointment at a South African (SA) and a foreign institution and are actively involved in research capacity building in South Africa are eligible for a Research and Innovation Support and Advancement (RISA) research grant. This is on the basis that they are employed by the South African institution in a full-time capacity for a period of at least 6 months per annum. They also need to spend at least 6 months per annum in South Africa.

For other internationally and externally funded postgraduate bursaries offered throughout the year, please continue to check this page.

Kindly complete the application forms below and attach certified copies of the necessary documents and forward these to our office. We will inform you as soon as possible if your application is successful.

Higher Degree Award Application
Higher Degree Award Policy

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