South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Bursary 2022

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South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Bursary 2022 – 2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SANSA

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA), established in 2010, are a public entity and government agency operating under the National Department of Science and Technology (DST).

SANSA is responsible for developing and promoting aeronautics and aerospace space research, with the companies main focus on utilizing data acquired from remote sensing via satellites and other projects to provide an assessment about fires, flooding, environmental phenomena, and resource management both within the country and throughout Africa.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is looking to award bursaries to students, pursuing their studies towards a Space Science Postgraduate qualification, including the following qualifications (Hons, MSc, MPhil & Ph.D.):

  • Antarctic radar studies of climate change
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Information Systems
  • Ionospheric and radio propagation modeling
  • Modeling geomagnetically induced currents in power systems
  • Multi-instrument studies of space weather
  • Multiscale ionospheric physics, structure, and dynamics
  • Software and systems engineering
  • Solar physics and space weather forecasting
  • Space Science (Hons, MSc, MPhil, Ph.D.)
  • Theory of waves and solutions in plasmas
  • And any field related to key SANSA objectives

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE

Bursaries will be awarded to the value of the following amounts:
Honours students: R90 000 (per annum for 1 year)
Masters students: R100 000 (per annum for 2 years)
Ph.D. students: R130 000 (per annum for 3 years)

The bursary recipient may NOT be in receipt of many bursaries that exceed the amount above – if applicants have another bursary of a lower amount, SANSA may provide a top-up bursary to the student and not the full bursary amount.

Bursaries are renewable only if students achieve satisfactory academic results.

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
  • Strong academic potential
  • Studying or intend on studying towards one of the aforementioned postgraduate degree qualifications
  • Satisfy the minimum entry criteria for acceptance into one of the aforementioned fields of study at a recognized South African University
  • Interested in working within the space sector
  • Driven and forward-thinking
  • Proven financial need

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Applications must be done online at: https://www.sansa.org.za/bursaries/application/

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Most recent results or progress report of all subjects (if no exams were written)
  • Completed SANSA testimonial by education official (.pdf)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact SANSA directly:
Corporate Office
Tel: 012 844 0500
Email: [email protected]

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