Bursaries - SANSA
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Launch your academic journey with SANSA

South Africa needs an increase in science and engineering graduates if we are to effectively resource the country with necessary and scarce skills to achieve goals of the National Development Plan and ensure a successful and sustainable future for our citizens. SANSA provides post graduate degree bursaries to contribute to the national target for qualified post-graduates in science and engineering.

SANSA Postgraduate Bursaries 2023

Bursary criteria

The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants are financial need, academic potential and career-oriented study programmes.

Please note the following:

  • You should upload your FULL academic record as well as your fee statement for ALL study years.
  • An application will only be considered if it has been completed properly and in full.
  • Documents that accompany the application form must be uploaded and certified.
  • Testimonial form must be completed by the supervisor and uploaded to the application form.

We are currently revising the bursary values for 2023 and these will be communicated in due course. We fund the individual programmes as follow:

  • Hons – one year
  • Masters – two years
  • PhD – three years

Masters and doctoral bursars MUST reapply every year for continued funding.

Partial and full cost bursary values will be determined based on academic achievement as well as family income. Successful candidates will be notified.

Applicants may not hold a combination of bursaries that exceed these amounts. Should an applicant have another bursary of lessor amount, SANSA will consider providing a top-up amount to the student provided the student meets the criteria mentioned above.

Support for continuing years is not guaranteed and will depend on satisfactory progress during the previous year.

The completed application must be submitted no later than 30 September 2022  if you want to be considered for a bursary for 2023.