NRF: SARAO Scholarships 2021 for South African students

Scholarship Provider: National Research Foundation (NRF) / South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)
Deadline: 31 August 2020
Academic Year: 2021
Study in: South Africa

National Research Foundation (NRF) / South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is offering scholarships or bursaries for South African students to study at universities starting in the 2020 / 2021 academic year.

SARAO is a facility of the National Research Foundation, is responsible for managing all radio astronomy initiatives and facilities in South Africa.


  • Students who wish to study or are studying one of the following degrees:
    • Bachelor in Engineering Technology: Electronics
    • Bachelor in Engineering Technology: Mechanical
  • South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Students who have achieved a minimum of 70% in Mathematics and Physical Science in Grade 12, or a minimum average of 60% for Bachelor in Engineering Technology subjects.

Students are allowed to hold supplementary grants, during this scholarship, to a maximum of 50% of the SARAO award, but he/she must inform the SARAO via his/her university of technology, of such awards.

Application Procedure:

Application forms can be found online here

Students are required to submit proof of registration at their university of technology, to SARAO.

No funds for a scholarship will be released until SARAO has received the proof of registration.

Please email any queries to: [email protected]