Applications Open For The South African National Space Agency Postgraduate Bursary 2020

Applications Open For The South African National Space Agency Postgraduate Bursary 2020. The South African National Space Agency, or SANSA, is calling on interested and suitably qualified individuals to send in their application and qualify for its Bursary Programme for 2020.

Successful candidates for the academic year 2020 will receive the following bursary amounts:

  • Honour’s degree students – R75 000 for one year
  • Master’s degree students – R100 000 each year for 2 years
  • PhD students – R130 000 each year for 2 years

Important bursary conditions to remember:

  • Successful applicants are not allowed a combination of bursaries worth more than these amounts
  • If a bursar is a beneficiary of another programme with a lesser amount, the SANSA will top up the amount
  • Bursary support may only continue depending on satisfactory progress

Click the link to view the SANSA Postgraduate Bursary Programme.


As this is a postgraduate programme, the following are eligible to apply:

  • Honour’s degree students
  • Master’s degree students
  • PhD students
  • Must be financially constrained to pursue postgraduate studies

Selection Process

The selection process is based on the following criteria:

  • Financial capacity to study
  • Career-centered study programmes
  • Academic potential

How To Apply

Applications must be done online at: https://www.sansa.org.za/careers/bursaries/application

Eligible applicants will need to submit the following credentials when applying:

  • Progress report or June results for all subjects
  • PDF Copy of South African ID or other forms of identification
  • PDF copy of Testimonial from an educational official

Closing Date: 15 September 2019

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