National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme

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24 Jun, 2014

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To all the star gazing students, this opportunity has become available at NASSP – National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme.

Researchers from around the region have joined forces to create a cooperative, combined graduate programme, hosted at the University of Cape Town where South African students and students from around Africa and the rest of the World can study under the guidance of some of South Africa’s leading scientists.


Three degree programmes are on offer:

Honours in Astrophysics and Space Science
Masters in Astrophysics and Space Science
PhD in Astrophysics and Space Science


Lectures will be given by staff in the NASSP consortium and will cover most areas of modern Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology.

In addition to lecture courses, students will be expected to take a substantial practical component which will involve several field trips to some of southern Africa’s space science research facilities.



Accommodation for NASSP students has been arranged in close proximity to the university. Special social events will be organised throughout the year to provide an opportunity for students to get better acquainted with the astrophysics community.

Application procedure

Applicants should fill in the on-line application form: here, provide full contact details of at least two referees (one of whom should be the MSc supervisor), show evidence that they have applied for alternate sources of funding and also send a CV together with a brief statement of research interests, giving the range of topics they would like to work on.

Closing Date:30 September 2014

NOTE: Students who wish to study towards an honours degree through the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP), must apply directly to NASSP.
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