DSI – CSIR Bursary

Bursary description:

  • The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is South Africa’s leading and most important research and development organization.
  •  The CSIR is Africa’s largest research and development organization, accounting for around 10% of  the continent’s total research and development spending.
  • Students enrolling in honours will be covered up to R100,000 each year for the bursary.
  • Students enrolling in a master’s degree will be covered up to R120 000 each year for the bursary.
  • Students enrolling in a PHD degree will be covered up to R140 000 each year for the bursary.

Must be interested in enrolling or studying the following degrees:

  • Aerospace
  • Composites
  • Data Science/Machine learning
  • Biometrics
  • Cybersecurity/Information security
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Titanium
  • Photonics
  • Biotechnology
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Information System/Informatics
  • Health Science
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematical Science
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics                                              
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Pure/Applied Mathematics

Bursary requirements:

  • Should be a South African citizen.
  • Should have an exceptional academic record.
  • Should be interested in enrolling or currently enrolled at an accredited South African university.
  • Should be studying or interested in studying in the fields mentioned above.
  • Should have good communication and leadership skills.
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

  • Applications should be completed online by clicking the Apply Here button below.

The following documentation may be required for the bursary application:

  • Certified copy of your South African ID (Less than 3 months old).
  • Documentation of why you need financial assistance, this can include parent’s pay slip and a motivational letter.
  • Acceptance letter/document from the university stating you have been accepted for the enrollment of the studies you will be pursuing.
  • Certified copy of your latest academic record for university students.
  • Certified copy of your Academic record (Grade 12 latest academic record/Grade 11 final academic record).