SANSA 2018 Bursaries

This is space calling…Join the South African National Space Agency!

Are you interested in working in the space sector to bring real benefits to society?

SANSA is looking for forward-thinking individuals to join Africa's next generation of Earth-observation and space scientists.

Apply now for one of our postgraduate bursaries for the 2018 academic year, in one of the fields below, among others.

Earth Observation (Hons, MSc, PhD)

  • Remote sensing
  • Earth systems science with remote sensing
  • Software engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Geospatial programing
  • Data science


Space Science (Hons, MSc, MPhil, PhD)

  • Antarctic radar studies of climate change
  • Multi-instrument studies of space weather
  • Geomagnetically induced currents in power systems
  • Multi-scale ionospheric physics, structure and dynamics
  • Improvement of SANSA's ionospheric and radio propagation model
  • Theory of waves and solitons in plasma


Engineering (Hons, BTech, MEng, MTech, MSc, PhD, DTech)

Software, software systems, aeronautical, aerospace, electrical, electronic, mechatronic, mechanical, space, systems, antenna and radio frequency systems engineering

All divisions (Hons, MSc, PhD)

  • Computer science and engineering
  • Information systems


Closing date for applications: 31 July 2017


Visit the SANSA website at

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