2015 National Bursary Diploma Programme for South African Students

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Applications are invited for SKA Bursary from South African students who wish to pursue a diploma in electronics and mechanical engineering in radio astronomy. Applicants are open for students from the Northern Cape Province. Preference will be given to candidates from the towns of Brandvlei, Carnarvon, Calvinia, Lokston, Van Wyksvlei, Victoria West, Vorsburg West and Williston. Maximum bursary grant in 2015 (all inclusive) is R 88 000.00. The closing date for applications is 30 April, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Bursary is awarded to pursue a diploma in electronics and mechanical engineering in radio astronomy.
Course Level: Bursary is available for pursuing a National Diploma Programme at a South African university of technology.
Scholarship Provider: Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility:
-Students must be South African citizens.
-Students must be from the Northern Cape Province. Preference will be given to candidates from the towns of Brandvlei, Carnarvon, Calvinia, Lokston, Van Wyksvlei, Victoria West, Vorsburg West and Williston.
-Students who wish to study, or are studying, towards a National Diploma in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering, at a South African university of technology, in July 2015.
-Students who have passed Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science (with a mark of at least 50%-59% for BOTH subjects).
-Students currently studying towards a national diploma must have achieved a minimum average of at least 60%

Scholarship Open for International Students:
South African students from Northern Cape Province can apply for this bursary.

Scholarship Description: For a Bursary to study towards a National Diploma in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering – to commence with studies in July 2015. This call is only for applications for bursaries to study the theory/academic component of a National Diploma in electronic or mechanical engineering (i.e. applications for bursaries for the Work Integrated Component of a National Diploma will not be considered in this particular call).

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): For national diploma students, funds will be paid to the university of technology, where the student is registered, at the beginning of each semester. The maximum bursary duration is as follows: S1: 2 years, S2: 18 months, S3: 1 year, S4: 6 months.

What does it cover? Maximum bursary grant in 2015 (all inclusive) is R 88 000.00. The amount remaining after tuition, and residence fees (if relevant), has been paid to the university of technology, must be used by the student to pay for living costs (rent, food, travel etc.), and for books and stationery.

Selection Criteria: The award of an SKA SA bursary to a student will be based on academic performance, determined through the evaluation of the student’s latest Grade 12 results and / or the student’s latest university of technology results.

Notification: Successful students will be notified by 10 June, 2015.

How to Apply: Application forms can be found online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for application is 30 April, 2015.

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