SANHARP Scholarships and Bursaries in Nuclear Energy Studies for South African Students

Call for scholarships and bursaries applications

Course(s) Offered: Science, Engineering
Course Level: Undergraduate (honours), Graduate (master’s, PhD)
Provider: The SANHARP
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The South African Nuclear Human Asset Research Programme (SANHARP) hereby invites applications for its scholarships and bursaries from full time students interested in the undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the field of nuclear power generation.

SANHARP is offering this scholarships and bursary programme in an effort to address nuclear skills for the envisaged 9,600 MWe of nuclear power generation to be commissioned from 2023 to 2030.

By this call, all interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the 2011-2012 academic session. Under this programme, there are 8 Honours, 6 Masters and 5 PhD competitive bursaries available for successful students.

National Research Foundation of South Africa

All eligible students must have a supervisor(s) and a research proposal approved by SANHARP. On completion of the studies, students are required to serve the nuclear sector for the number of years they were sponsored.

Eligible groups
Citizens of South African origin

Participating Institutions
The South African Nuclear Human Asset Research Programme (SANHARP), Republic of South Africa

Fields of study
Courses at Honours, Master’s and PhD level studies in:

1). Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Materials/Metallurgical Science or Engineering
2). Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Biochemistry
Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
Just under 20 students in total - 8 Honours, 6 Masters and 5 PhDs

Scholarship benefits
Under this programme, SANHARP Bursary amounts and what it covers, are as follows:
  • Up to R67,000.00 for undergraduate studies
  • Up to R85,000.00 for Masters
  • Up to R100,000.00 for PhD
    • Full tuition fees
    • Meals
    • Accommodation
    • Pocket Money
The Bursary Programme consists of:
  1. Full university scholarships
  2. Undergraduate to doctoral (Science & Engineering)
  3. Placement
    • Vacation work
    • Permanent employment
    • Annual student workshop/s
Method of Application
If you are eligible and are interested in applying, visit the official website via the link to DOWNLOAD and fill in the APPLICATION FORM on the official site.

The Submission Deadline for ALL Applications is 31st of May 2011

SANHARP – South African Nuclear Human Asset & Research Programme – supported by the DST, is one of the two programmes of the ARI (applied research and innovation) a new directorate within the National Research Foundation (NRF) of the South African government.

The second programme is the THRIP - The Technology and Human Resources for Industry programme – supported by the dti.

The SANHARP aims to address some of SA’s nuclear strategies: i). Development of industrial support base; ii). Support for research, development and innovation; AND iii). Development of human resources.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2011
Open for International Students: No (ONLY South Africans)

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