BSc/BEng Postgraduate Studies in the Defence and Security Fields

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4 Sep, 2013

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Bursaries in South Africa

The CSIR is pleased to announce a comprehensive bursary programme that is aimed at providing support for talented students in selected fields of science, engineering and technology (SET). The bursary is designed to be especially attractive to those students that are considering a career in research, with a value that will comprehensively cover all the normal costs associated with university studies, such as registration, tuition, books, accommodation, meals, laptop, etc. A generous living expenses allowance is an additional part of the package, to assist all selected students with incidental costs. Both academic merit and financial need will be considered during the selection process, as well as the imperative to increase the participation of women and black people in SET.

At the CSIR Defence Peace Safety and Security, science and technology (S&T) is hard at work for a peaceful, safe and prosperous South Africa. Strong S&T capabilities plus associations with key local and international players on cutting edge technology projects has positioned the CSIR Defence Peace Safety and Security as a leader in this field and a key contributor to the country’s international competitiveness and system of innovation. The CSIR Defence Peace Safety and Security has amassed the largest engineering R&D capability in the CSIR and is geared to provide a national defence S&T capability, supplying knowledge, advice and technology solutions in defence and matters of national security. The unit’s visionary engineering corps is internationally and nationally known for providing outstanding technology solutions on very challenging and complex projects.


The CSIR invites applications from students wishing to register for the 2014 academic year in the following fields:

BSc/BEng postgraduate studies in the defence and security fields:

  • Electronic
  • Electrical (light current)
  • Mechanical
  • Aeronautical
  • Industrial
  • Computer Science

Requirements: • A South African citizen • Enrolment at a South African university in 2014 • An average of 65% for the current academic year • Interested in pursuing a research career • Willingness to work in a diverse environment.

Your application must include: • A copy of your Identity Document • A copy of your CV • Latest academic results.

Preference will be given to applicants from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and people living with disabilities.

Should you not be contacted within one month of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.



How to Apply

Click on the Apply Now button at the end of this page to apply online

Closing date: 13 September 2013

Should you experience any problems in submitting your application, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre at [email protected]. Please do not submit your application to this mailbox.


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