CSIR: Bursary / Scholarship Opportunity 2016

The CSIR hereby invites bursary applications from talented young people wishing to pursue careers in science, engineering, research, technology development and innovation.

The CSIR Undergraduate Bursary Programme is open to all academically qualified young people and aims to attract and increase the participation of women and black people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

If you are a South African citizen successfully pursuing a degree in a STEM field at a South African university or a Grade 12 learner aiming to study for a degree in a STEM field in 2016, the CSIR bursary may just be for you.

This is a comprehensive bursary that covers all the costs associated with university studies for the duration of the approved degree programme.

Costs include:

  • Registration
  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Accommodation
  • Living Allowance
  • Laptop Allowance



  •  A minimum of a Level 5 for English First Language or a Level 4 for English Second Language in Grade 11.
  •  Preferably at least a Level 6 for Mathematics and Physical Science in Grade 11


  • Must have passed all courses for the study period already completed.

How To Apply

Go to www.bursary.csir.co.za  to complete and submit your application or emailbursaryprogramme@csir.co.za  for an application form or send your application by registered mail to CSIR Bursary Office, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001 or visit your nearest university.

Should you experience any problems in submitting your application, please contact the CSIR bursary office onbursaryprogramme@csir.co.za  or (012) 841 3256


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