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Bursaries, internships and other opportunities

 

This page shows you earth science related bursaries and opportunities for e.g. internships. The list is not complete of course, but rather should help you find out which bursaries or internships etc. are available. Where available, we provide information on eligibility and deadlines for application. There will surely be other possibilities not mentioned here, so be inspired and look around in the field of your interest. Good Luck!

Important: We only share the information here. We, as Department of Earth Sciences, do not provide these bursaries and internships, so make sure you follow the link and apply with the respective organisation, not with us! Also note that we share the information to the best of our knowlegde. Since the information comes from other sources, we do not take responsibility that the information is accurate and/or complete.  

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Bursary information from Stellenbosch University

A wide variety bursaries and loans for prospective students are available from the University, as well as from private institutions and companies. Detail information regarding bursaries and loans is stated in the Calendar, Part 2 that can be obtained in the same manner as application forms.​

Application forms can be obtained from:

  • Postal Address: Bursaries and Loans (Undergraduate), University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602

  • SU Client Services Centre, Tel: 021 808 9111, E-mail: info@sun.ac.za

  • Enquiries electronically:

Undergraduates: http://www.maties.com/bursaries-and-loans.html

Postgraduates: 

http://www0.sun.ac.za/international/current-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-student-funding.html

https://www0.sun.ac.za/international/current-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-student-funding/ad-hoc-bursaries-and-scholarships.html

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External Bursaries, Prizes and Internships

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NRF bursaries

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It will reflect on the nrf website soon. Keep checking!​

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Masters Applications: NRF Postgraduate Scholarships for full-time studies - 2020​


The 1 Call application (Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills and DAAD programmes)for Masters scholarships are open to South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at South African public universities in 2020 on a full-time basis only.

Internal Closing Date:    28 June 2019

Areas of Support:

Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas*.  See table below for Broad disciplines supported for Masters scholarships:

 

Accounting

 

Actuarial Science

 

Agricultural Sciences

 

Astronomy

 

Auditing

 

Bioinformatics*

 

Biotechnology

Cellular and Molecular Biology

 

Chemistry

 

Climate Change*

 

Computer science

Demography
Drug Discovery and Development*

 

Earth Sciences

 

Earth Observation*

 

Ecology

 

Economic Sciences

 

Education

 

Engineering

Environmental Sciences

 

Financial Management

 

Functional Genomics*

 

Geology

Global Change, Society and Sustainability*

 

Health Sciences

 

Information Science

 

Information Systems

Indigenous Knowledge Systems*

 

Law

 

Mathematical Sciences

 

Marine Sciences*

 

Medicinal Plant *

 

Medical sciences

 

Nanotechnology*

Nuclear Technologies in Medicine and Biosciences*

 

Palaeosciences*

 

Polar Science*

 

Physics

 

Renewable Energy*

Social Science and Humanities

 

Space Science*

 

Statistics

 

Transportation Studies

 

Tourism

 

Applicants NOT Eligible:

·         Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Masters qualification cannot apply for a Masters scholarship).

·         Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

  • Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.
  • Students pursuing a Masters who commenced their degree before 2019 .

Where to apply:

https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

​Internal Closing Date:    28 June 2019

*NO Applications submitted after this date will be processed as the applications will be reviewed/scored internally, before submission to the NRF.​

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Doctoral Applications: NRF Postgraduate Scholarships for full-time studies - 2020​

The 1 Call application for Doctoral scholarships are open to South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at South African public universities in 2020 on a full-time basis only.

Areas of Support:

Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas*.  See table below for Broad disciplines supported for Doctoral scholarships:​

 

Accounting

 

Actuarial Science

 

Agricultural Sciences

 

Astronomy

 

Auditing

 

Bioinformatics*

 

Biotechnology

Cellular and Molecular Biology

 

Chemistry

 

Climate Change*

 

Computer science

Demography
Drug Discovery and Development*

 

Earth Sciences

 

Earth Observation*

 

Ecology

 

Economic Sciences

 

Education

 

Engineering

Environmental Sciences

 

Financial Management

 

Functional Genomics*

 

Geology

Global Change, Society and Sustainability*

 

Health Sciences

 

Information Science

 

Information Systems

Indigenous Knowledge Systems*

 

Law

 

Mathematical Sciences

 

Marine Sciences*

 

Medicinal Plant *

 

Medical sciences

 

Nanotechnology*

Nuclear Technologies in Medicine and Biosciences*

 

Palaeosciences*

 

Polar Science*

 

Physics

 

Renewable Energy*

Social Science and Humanities

 

Space Science*

 

Statistics

 

Transportation Studies

 

Tourism

 

Types of Doctoral Scholarships:

 

Category on Application form

 

NUFFIC

the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education

OTHER

Including Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills and DAAD programmes

 

SASAC

Southern African Systems Analysis Centre- for research using systems analysis methodology

 

TWAS

The World Academy of Sciences

Internal Closing Dates

*NO Applications submitted after this date will be processed as the applications will be reviewed/scored internally, before submission to the NRF.

 

 

 

31 May 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

Citizenship

South African citizens or permanent residents with a South African ID number, although South African citizens will be prioritised

 

South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationalsSouth African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationalsCitizens and permanent residents from developing countries in and outside Africa. South Africans are not eligible to apply.
Applicants NOT eligible

Not hold this scholarship concurrently with any other NRF or South African/Netherlands government scholarship

 

Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)

 

Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

 

Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.

 

Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2018

Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)

 

Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

 

Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.

 

Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2018

Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)

 

Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

 

Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.

 

Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2018

Applicants may not be living, studying or working in South Africa at the time of application.

 

Applicants who were previously employed or studying towards a degree or undertaking research in South Africa, and have returned to their country of origin but have been in their country of origin for less than two (2) years are not eligible to apply.

 

Applicants must be thirty five (35) years of age or younger on the 31st of December of the year of application for the Doctoral scholarship.

 

Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)

 

Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

 

Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.

 

Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2018

Where to applyhttps://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.zahttps://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.zahttps://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

 

Internal Closing Dates

*NO Applications submitted after this date will be processed as the applications will be reviewed/scored internally, before submission to the NRF.

 

 

 

31 May 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

*Each of these programmes have different eligibility criteria as well as specific required documentation (please refer to the Framework Document).

PLEASE NOTE: A capped limitation of ONLY 160 Doctoral applications can be submitted to the NRF.​

 

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For 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students

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For 1st and 2nd year students (Closing date 24 March)

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A general link to SA bursaries to check out: 

 http://www.zabursaries.co.za/​

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