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Science Bursaries South Africa 2022-2023

We (sagist.co.za team) are pleased to inform you about  Science Bursaries South Africa 2022-2023 /read full details.

Students who are pursuing (or looking to pursue) studies within the SCIENCE field, can make use of this comprehensive list bursaries

Below is the LARGEST list of Science bursaries, scholarship and funding opportunities in South Africa for 2021 & 2022 studies – scroll down to find your field of study:

  • Aviation, Air Traffic and Pilot
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agriculture and Agricultural-related studies
  • Analytical Chemistry and General Chemistry
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Biology and Biological Science
  • Biomedical
  • Botany and Plant studies
  • Earth Science/ Earth Observation
  • Econometrics
  • Environmental
  • Farming
  • Food Science and Food Technology
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • General Science
  • Geography and Geographic studies
  • Geo-related studies (Geomatics, Geohydrology, Geochemistry, Geo-informatics)
  • Geology
  • Grain and Crop studies
  • Horticulture
  • Hydrology and Geohydrology
  • Marine Biology, Oceanography, Maritime and related studies
  • Mathematics studies (Applied Mathematics, Business Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics)
  • Material Science
  • Microbiology
  • Natural Science
  • Physics
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics and Statistical Science
  • Technology
  • Veterinary and related studies
  • Water, Waste and Sanitation
  • Weather and Climate studies
  • Zoology, Entomology and Nematology

 

AVIATION, AIR TRAFFIC & PILOT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Air traffic controllers work in area control centres and airport control towers and are responsible for the route mapping of aircrafts using the most efficient route, tracking the aircrafts position using radar and ensuring the aircrafts safety in the airspace.
Airline pilots are responsible for flying passengers or cargo on short or long-haul flights for business, commercial or leisure purposes. An aircraft is usually operated by two pilots – a captain or pilot in command and a supporting first officer.
Commercial Pilot earn an average annual salary of R360 000, while Air traffic controllers earn an average annual salary of R300 000.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Aviation, Air Traffic and Pilot studies:

  • ATNS AIMO Bursary
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • North West Provincial Government Bursary
  • South African Civil Aviation Authority Bursary
  • Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Bursary

 

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Actuaries assess the probability of an event and the financial consequences thereof, using mathematical skills and statistical techniques. They provide financial, strategic and commercial advice with their knowledge of business and economics, as well as their understanding of statistics, probability theory and investment theory.
Actuaries earn an average salary of R612 000 per annum, with an entry-level actuary earning around R465 000 per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Actuarial Science studies:

  • ABSA BMI Bursary
  • Absa Bursary
  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • ABSA Bank Bursary
  • Alexander Forbes Bursary
  • City of Johannesburg Bursary
  • Compensation Fund Bursary
  • Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • Financial Services Board (FSB) Bursary
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Bursary
  • ISFAP Bursary
  • JSE Empowerment Fund (JEF) Bursary
  • Liberty Life Bursary
  • MMI Holdings Limited Bursary
  • Oasis Bursary
  • Old Mutual Actuarial Bursary
  • PPS Bursary
  • PSG Bursary
  • Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Bursary
  • Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) Bursary
  • Sanlam Bursary
  • SARS Bursary
  • South African Actuaries Development Programme Bursary
  • South African Reserve Bank Bursary
  • Standard Bank CSI Bursary
  • Stanlib Bursary
  • The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) Bursary

 

AGRICULTURE & AGRICULTURAL RELATED STUDIES BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Agricultural managers are responsible for overseeing the development of crops, animals and other commodities sold to companies or private customers. Agricultural managers manage the day-to-day operations of commercial agricultural operations, including crop planning, budgeting, hiring and management of production workers and farm maintenance supervision.
Farm Managers earn an average salary of R191 000 per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Agriculture and Agricultural-related studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • AECI Limited Bursary
  • Agribusiness Centenary Bursary
  • AgriSETA Bursary
  • Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Bursary
  • Cape Agulhas Municipality Bursary
  • Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  • Citrus Academy Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  • Department of Correctional Services Bursary
  • Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) Bursary
  • Dube TradePort Bursary
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality Bursary
  • Gert Sibande District Municipality Bursary
  • Globeleq Scholarship
  • GWK Bursary Fund
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan
  • Illovo Sugar Ltd Bursary
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Bursary
  • Irish Aid Kader Asmal Scholarship
  • Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • Maize Trust Bursary
  • Land Bank Bursary
  • Motsepe Foundation Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • Musina Local Municipality Bursary
  • NEET (National Economic Education Trust) Bursary
  • Nestlés Future Talent Bursary
  • North West Provincial Government Bursary
  • Okhahlamba Local Municipality Bursary
  • Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) Imfundo Trust Scholarship
  • Omnia Bursary
  • Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries
  • PPS Bursary
  • Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) Bursary
  • Rustenburg Municipality Bursary
  • SAB (South African Breweries) Bursary
  • SAMAC Bursary
  • Santam Bursary
  • SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  • South African Nursery Association Bursary
  • South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) Bursary
  • Standard Bank CSI Bursary
  • Subtrop SAAGA Bursary
  • SUBTROP Lindsey Milne Bursary
  • Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary
  • UKZN College of Agriculture, Engineering, and Science Bursary
  • Vhembe District Municipality Mayoral Bursary
  • Western Cape Dept of Agriculture – Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute Bursary

 

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY & GENERAL CHEMISTRY BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Chemists search for and make use of new knowledge about chemicals to develop drugs, cosmetics and synthetic fibers. Chemists specialise in the following areas: organic and inorganic chemistry, physical and theoretical chemistry, analytical, medical, materials and macromolecular chemistry.

Analytical chemists work in laboratories with a team of other scientists, to study chemical compounds and their makeup.
The average annual salary for a Chemist is R250 000 and R165 000 for an Analytical Chemist.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Analytical Chemistry and General Chemistry studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • AECI Limited Bursary
  • Anglo American Platinum Bursary
  • Armscor Bursary
  • AstraZeneca Bursary
  • Astron Energy Bursary
  • BASF South Africa Trust Bursary
  • Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Bursary
  • Canyon Coal Bursary
  • CHIETA Bursary
  • Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  • Clover Pinnacle Bursary
  • Columbus Stainless Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • DSI-CSIR Bursary
  • FoodBev SETA Bursary
  • Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary
  • Glencore Bursary
  • Imerys Refractory Bursary
  • Impala Platinum/ Implats Bursary
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Bursary
  • Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursary
  • ISFAP Bursary
  • Lonmin Bursary
  • NMISA Bursary
  • Northam Zondereinde Mine Bursary
  • Omnia Bursary
  • Rio Tinto/ Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) Bursary
  • SARS Bursary
  • Sasol Bursary
  • Standard Bank CSI Bursary
  • Upstream Training Trust Bursary

 

ANIMAL SCIENCE BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Animal scientists conduct research with regards to nutrition, growth, reproduction, genetics and development of domestic animals. They also conduct research on livestock and products produced by livestock such as milk, eggs, meat, leather, fibre and other products.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Animal Science studies:

  • Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  • South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) Bursary

 

ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Forensic anthropologists study bones (in the field called osteology) and profile research subjects via information gathering to determine the age, gender and physical condition of the body and bones at death. They work assist law enforcement agencies with processing skeletal evidence.

Archaeologists on the other hand, study human history by way of examining artefacts, such as prehistoric buildings and tools, as well as animal bones and microorganisms.

Anthropologists earn an average annual salary of R370 000 to R574 000 depending on years in the field.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Anthropology and Archaeology studies:

  • Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship
  • Department of Arts and Culture Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • PPS Bursary

 

BIOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Field biologists are those who conduct research in air, on land and in water regarding the study of plants, bird and animal behavior in natural ecosystems. Field biologists track land and aquatic animal movements, as well as collect plant specimens.

Biological scientists examine how living organisms relate to their surrounding environment, specialising in numerous animal, plant or environmental studies.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Biology and Biological Science studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • AstraZeneca Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Maize Trust Bursary
  • PPS Bursary

 

BIOMEDICAL BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Biomedical technicians are responsible for installing, testing, calibrating and thereafter repairing biomedical equipment, as well as maintaining safe operations and training users. Biomedical scientists conduct numerous scientific and laboratory test on tissue samples to assist with diagnose and treatment of diseases.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Biomedical studies:

  • CHIETA Bursary
  • NUMSA Bursary
  • Vermaak and Partners Pathologists Bursary

 

BOTANY & PLANT STUDIES BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

The botany field is a very broad one – it includes the study of more than 300 000 species of plants, from mosses to giant trees. In essence, Botanists are biological scientists who study plants, usually specialising in one group or type of plant or one approach to plant studies.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Botany and Plant studies:

  • AECI Limited Bursary
  • Citrus Academy Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC) Bursary
  • Digby Wells Environmental Bursary
  • Dube TradePort Bursary
  • Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) Bursary
  • Maize Trust Bursary
  • Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries
  • PPS Bursary
  • SAMAC Bursary
  • Starke Ayres Bursary
  • South African Association of Botanists Scholarship
  • South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) Bursary
  • Southern African Weed Science Society Bursary

 

EARTH SCIENCE/ EARTH OBSERVATION STUDIES BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022:

Earth science is the study of our planet and the other planets in our solar system. Earth scientists use this knowledge to locate and develop mineral and energy resources and/ or study how humans impact the Earth’s environment. Earth scientists look for ways to help preserve our planet as well as use their knowledge about Earth to process natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and how to protect people from these events. Earth Observation is the gathering of information pertaining to the planet’s chemical, physical, and biological systems. Earth observation monitors and assesses any changes within both man-made and natural environments.

Earth science is vital to our society as it allows us to make important decisions about our lives. Earth scientists help people by informing them about the safest areas to construct their homes and resolving issues regarding clean water, national security, climate change, urban planning, and the use of natural resources. Earth observation is also valuable as it’s used to assess both the positive and negative impacts humans have on the planet. Earth observation allows us to seek new opportunities and solutions to our problems, such as managing natural resources properly.

To become an earth scientist/ observationist, you will need to complete a 3-year Bachelor of Science in Earth Science either in the Applied Earth Science or Geo-environmental Science stream. Later, you will be able to complete an Honours program which will further your career in Earth Science/ Observation.

If you are looking for bursaries or funding for the Earth Science/ Earth Observation sector, here are some options for you:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary
  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Bursary
  • Gold One Bursary
  • ISFAP Bursary
  • SANSA Bursary

 

ECONOMETRICS BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Econometricians utilise economic theory and quantitative analysis techniques to analyse economic relationships and apply them to everyday applications. They are usually responsible for designing, developing, maintaining, evaluating and replicating long and short term models.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Econometrics studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC) Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • Standard Bank CSI Bursary

 

ENVIRONMENTAL BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Environmental managers oversee the environmental performance of public and private sector companies They also develop, implement and monitor environmental strategies that encourage sustainable development.

Environmental managers can also advise companies on how best to minimise their environmental impact – such as creating schemes for recycling, reduction and prevention of pollution, waster management and renewable energy.
Environmental Managers earn an average income of R442 000 per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Environmental studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • Anglo American Coal Bursary
  • Astron Energy Bursary
  • Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship
  • Canyon Coal Bursary
  • Cape Agulhas Municipality Bursary
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Bursary
  • CHIETA Bursary
  • Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • DRDGOLD Bursary
  • eThekwini Municipality Bursary
  • Imerys Refractory Bursary
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Bursary
  • Kumba Iron Ore Bursary
  • Menar Mining Services Bursary
  • SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  • City of Johannesburg Bursary
  • Department of Mineral Resources Bursary
  • Department of Tourism Bursary
  • Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary
  • Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC) Bursary
  • Digby Wells Environmental Bursary
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • EWSETA Bursary
  • FoodBev SETA Bursary
  • Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary
  • Gauteng Dept of Roads and Transport Bursary
  • Gert Sibande District Municipality Bursary
  • Gold Fields Ltd Bursary
  • Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Jones & Wagener Bursary
  • KwaDukuza Municipality Bursary
  • Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) Bursary
  • Marula Platinum Bursary
  • Mossel Bay Municipality Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) Bursary
  • Musina Local Municipality Bursary
  • Northern Cape Dept of Transport, Safety & Liaison Bursary
  • Northam Zondereinde Mine Bursary
  • Pilanesberg Platinum Mines (PPM) Bursary
  • Ritluka Resources Bursary
  • Samancor Chrome Bursary
  • South 32 Bursary
  • South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL) Bursary
  • Royal Bafokeng Platinum Bursary
  • Standard Bank CSI Bursary
  • TCTA (Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority) Bursary
  • TOTAL Bursary
  • Toyota Tsusho Africa Bursary
  • Tronox Bursary
  • Upstream Training Trust Bursary
  • Vhembe District Municipality Mayoral Bursary

 

FARMING BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Farmers (also known as agriculturers) engage in agriculture by raising living organisms for food or raw materials. Farmers generally raise field crops, vineyards, orchards and livestock.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Farming studies:

  • Access Trust Bursary
  • Nestlés Future Talent Bursary
  • PPS Bursary

 

FOOD SCIENCE & FOOD TECHNOLOGY BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Food scientists study the ingredients and chemical, microbiological and physical properties of food to ensure that it is safe for consumption. Food scientists evaluate the flavour, colour, texture and nutritional value of food.
Food technologists ensure that food processes and products are developed, manufactured and modified efficiently and safely. Food Technologists earn around R175 000 per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Food Science and Food Technology studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • AECI Limited Bursary
  • AVI Limited Bursary
  • Clover Pinnacle Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  • Department of Correctional Services Bursary
  • FoodBev SETA Bursary
  • Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary
  • IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan
  • Irish Aid Kader Asmal Scholarship
  • Maize Trust Bursary
  • Nestlés Future Talent Bursary
  • SAAFoST Bursary (for Matric Students)
  • SAAFoST Bursary (for Undergraduate Students)
  • SAAFoST Foundation Bursary (for Part-Time Students)
  • SAMAC Bursary
  • SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  • W&RSETA Bursary

 

FORESTRY BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Foresters practice forestry, which is the profession as well as the art and science of managing forests. These professional harvest timber, manage protected areas and provide ecological restoration, among other activities.
Foresters earn an average annual salary of R245 000.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Forestry studies:

  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan
  • Mondi Bursary
  • SAMAC Bursary
  • Sappi Bursary
  • South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL) Bursary

 

GENETICS BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Genetics is a field of biology that specializes in the human genes, its variations, and how it is inherited in organisms. An individual that specializes in this study is known as a geneticist.
Geneticists are responsible for diagnosing, evaluating, and managing patients with many conditions that may be hereditary or congenital malformations. Geneticists are responsible for studying different life forms as well as conducting experiments to determine the mechanism and origin of inherited traits.

Geneticists are important to society as it helps us make scientific discoveries about the human race. It allows us to explore genetics, understand and find possible cures to diseases, identity problems in babies during prenatal testing, develop medications as well as aid us injustice with solving crimes.

To become a Geneticist, you will need to pass high school with Mathematics and Physical Sciences as subjects (preference will be given if you have Life Science as a subject as well.) You will then need to study a 3-year Bachelors of Science or 4-year Bachelors of Science in Agriculture at an accredited university. Most job opportunities, especially those pertaining to research, may require postgraduate qualifications which you can obtain at UNISA, UP, Wits, UCT, or UFS (just to name a few.)

If you are looking for bursaries or funding for the Genetics sector, here are some options for you:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • AstraZeneca Bursary
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • Starke Ayres Bursary

 

GEOGRAPHY & GEOGRAPHIC BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Geography is a branch of social science where people study the human race’s relationship with its environment. Geographers extend their studies to both the physical aspects of the planet and the human population – examining human cultures, interactions they have with the environment, and how various locations and places can have a significant impact on us. The main aim of geographers is to understand where things come from, why they exist, and how they change over time. Geography is very important to society as it gives us an understanding of the space around us. It unlocks history relating to the earth, human race, and climate, giving us meaning and awareness on this planet.

A Geography degree is split into 2 connected self-disciplines: Human and Physical Geography. Physical geography obtains information from cartography (using/ studying maps), whilst human geography examines aspects that relate to society, such as the economy, agriculture, population, etc.

Possible careers with a Bachelors/ Masters in Geography are Geography careers (such as Climatologist, Demographer, Urban Planner, Cartographer, and more), and Tourism careers (such as a Curator, Cruise Staff, Nature Guide, Travel Agent and more).

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Geography and Geographic studies:

  • Alfred Nzo District Municipality Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC) Bursary
  • Digby Wells Environmental Bursary
  • Gauteng Dept of Roads and Transport Bursary
  • Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries (Department of Human Settlements)
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • Oasis Bursary
  • Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) Bursary
  • Standard Bank CSI Bursary

 

GEO RELATED BURSARIES (GEOMATICS, GEOPHYSICS, GEOHYDROLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY, GEO-INFORMATICS) BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

-Geomatics (also known as geospatial science or surveying engineering) is the science of gathering, storing, processing and thereafter delivering spatially referenced information or geographic information.
-Geophysics is the scientific use of chemistry, physics, advanced mathematics and geology to study the earth and its oceans, atmosphere, internal make-up, electrical and other fields.
-Hydrogeology is the study of how groundwater moves through the rocks and soil of the earth
-Geochemistry is the science whereby experts use their knowledge of chemistry and geology to seek out natural resources such as minerals, oils and natural gas. They also use their knowledge and skills to increase quality of water and reduce pollution.
-Geoinformatics is the science and technology whereby information science infrastructure is developed and used in addressing the problems of geoscience, geography, cartography and related branches of engineering and science.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Geo-related studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) Thapelo Madibeng Bursary
  • Council for Geoscience Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary
  • Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursary
  • Jones & Wagener Bursary
  • Masakh’iSizwe (Department of Transport and Public Works) Bursary
  • Msunduzi Municipality Bursary
  • Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) Bursary
  • Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mine Bursary
  • South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors Bursary
  • Upstream Training Trust Bursary

 

GENERAL SCIENCE BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Science refers to a knowledge system that is intrigued by the phenomenons of the physical world and uses unbiased observations as well as systematic experimentation to investigate these phenomena. Science aims to gain knowledge, revealing general truths/ operations of fundamental laws. It is divided into many subcategories; these subcategories are astronomy, physical science, Earth Sciences, chemistry, biology, medicine, physics, social sciences, anthropology, and economics.

Science is essential for society as it allows us to collect valuable research and data that ensure a longer and healthier life, provides medicine for diseases we may face, monitors our health, helps us provide water for our needs, provides energy, and so much more. Science is basically the backbone of society and all its functions.

One can obtain a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in their chosen scientific field, from an accredited university. B.Sc. degrees are usually 3 to 4 years long and are the first step one takes to begin their technical career. Some possible careers in Science are a biologist, environmental consultant, plant specialist, researcher, and more- the possibilities are endless!

The bursaries listed below cover various fields within the General Science faculty, so anyone studying towards a Science qualification (regardless of the field of study) could be eligible to apply for these bursaries.

  • Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary
  • AECOM Bursary
  • Armscor Bursary
  • AstraZeneca Bursary
  • BASF South Africa Trust Bursary
  • Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship
  • Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship
  • CEF SOC Ltd Bursary
  • CHIETA Bursary
  • CSIR Bursary
  • Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary
  • DSI-NRF Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Gallagher Foundation Scholarship
  • GrandWest Bursary
  • Grassroots Youth Development Bursary
  • Hexagon Trust Bursary
  • Investec CSI Bursary
  • Komatsu Bursary
  • Motsepe Foundation Bursary
  • NEET (National Economic Education Trust) Bursary
  • North West Provincial Government Bursary
  • Pretune SIM Card Bursary
  • PPS Bursary
  • Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Bursary
  • SAB (South African Breweries) Bursary
  • SAWISE Angus Scholarship
  • SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  • SKA South Africa Bursaries
  • South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Bursary
  • The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme
  • The Paul Mthimunye Bursary Fund
  • Tiso Foundation Bursary
  • Vodacom Bursary
  • Volkswagen Community Trust Bursary

 

GEOLOGY BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Geologists study the structure, composition and history of the earths crust, as well as examining minerals, fossils and rocks in order to identify the processes affecting the earths development. These experts also apply their knowledge of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics in order to try locate petroleum and mineral deposits and underground water sources. Geologist (entry level) earn an average income of R292 000 per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Geology studies:

  • Anglo American Coal Bursary
  • Anglo American Platinum Bursary
  • Assmang Bursary
  • BHP Billiton Bursary
  • Black Mountain Bursary
  • Canyon Coal Bursary
  • Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  • Council for Geoscience Bursary
  • de Beers Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Department of Mineral Resources Bursary
  • Digby Wells Environmental Bursary
  • Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Bursary
  • Exxaro Bursary
  • Gert Sibande District Municipality Bursary
  • Gold Fields Ltd Bursary
  • Gold One Bursary
  • Harmony Gold Bursary
  • Imerys Refractory Bursary
  • Impala Platinum/ Implats Bursary
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Jones & Wagener Bursary
  • Keaton Energy Mining Bursaries
  • Kumba Iron Ore Bursary
  • Marula Platinum Bursary
  • Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary
  • Northam Zondereinde Mine Bursary
  • Petra Diamonds Bursary
  • PPC Bursary
  • Ritluka Resources Bursary
  • Royal Bafokeng Platinum Bursary
  • SARS Bursary
  • Sasol Bursary
  • Sibanye-Stillwater Bursary
  • SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  • Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mine Bursary
  • South 32 Bursary
  • Thebe Foundation Dr EJ Mabuza Bursary
  • Tronox Bursary
  • Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining Bursary
  • Upstream Training Trust Bursary

 

GRAIN & CROP STUDIES BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Grain farmers are responsible for growing grain such as wheat, corn, rye, sorghums and others. These farms usually specialize in 2 or 3 types of grains.

Grain merchandisers buy and sell grains (such as the ones mentioned above) and can work as a broker for other grain buyers and sellers, as well as manage futures accounts. Crop farmers have a vast knowledge and experience of crop science – from pest control, to horticulture and business contracts.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Grain and Crop studies:

  • Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  • Citrus Academy Bursary
  • Dube TradePort Bursary
  • SASCP Bursary
  • Winter Cereal Trust Bursary

 

HORTICULTURE BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

A horticulturist or horticultural worker is responsible for growing, harvesting and selling plants, trees, shrubs and flowers. They generally work at landscape companies, nurseries, botanical gardens, arboretums and parks.
Horticulturists earn around R167 000 per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Horticulture studies:

  • Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  • Citrus Academy Bursary
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • KwaDukuza Municipality Bursary
  • South African Nursery Association Bursary
  • South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) Bursary
  • Starke Ayres Bursary
  • UKZN College of Agriculture, Engineering, and Science Bursary

 

HYDROLOGY & HYDROGEOLOGY BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Hydrologists are experts in measuring water volume and steam flow, among other body properties. They also collect samples of water and soil to test for certain properties, as well as analyse data on the environmental impacts of drought, pollution, erosion and other problems.

Hydrogeologists study the movement, location and quality of subterraneous water formations – these findings are used for aquifer protection, construction projects and for safely disposing of hazardous waste.

Hydrologist earn an average annual salary of R264 000, while Hydrogeologist earn around R300 000.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Hydrology and Geohydrology studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary
  • Digby Wells Environmental Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Vhembe District Municipality Mayoral Bursary

 

MARINE BIOLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHY, AQUATIC SCIENCE, MARITIME STUDIES & RELATED STUDIES BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

-Marine biology is the study of living beings in the ocean – from plankton to whales and everything in between.
-Oceanography is split into various categories: physical oceanography, biological oceanography and chemical oceanography all of which have different tasks and working environments. Generally, oceanographers study and conduct research on water, sea life, climates and weather that help with the preservation of natural resources of waters.
-Aquatic science studies the freshwater and oceanic environments of the earth.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Marine Biology, Oceanography, Maritime and related studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • Alfred Nzo District Municipality Bursary
  • AMSOL Bursary
  • Armscor Bursary
  • Cape Agulhas Municipality Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC) Bursary
  • Digby Wells Environmental Bursary
  • Dube TradePort Bursary
  • eThekwini Municipality Bursary
  • ISFAP Bursary
  • Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) Bursary
  • SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) Bursary
  • Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Bursary

 

MATHEMATICS BURSARIES (APPLIED MATHEMATICS, BUSINESS MATHEMATICS, FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS, MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS) BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Mathematicians conduct research in fundamental mathematics and in mathematical technique applications to science, management and related fields. Mathematicians also solve problems with mathematical methods.

The average annual salary for a mathematician is around R247 000.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Mathematics studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • ABSA Bank Bursary
  • Absa Bursary
  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Bursaries
  • Armscor Bursary
  • Capitec Bank Bursary
  • CEF SOC Ltd Bursary
  • Clover Pinnacle Bursary
  • Compensation Fund Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary
  • DSI-CSIR Bursary
  • Gallagher Foundation Scholarship
  • GrandWest Bursary
  • Grassroots Youth Development Bursary
  • Investec CSI Bursary
  • ISFAP Bursary
  • JSE Empowerment Fund (JEF) Bursary
  • Komatsu Bursary
  • Motsepe Foundation Bursary
  • MultiChoice Bursary
  • North West Provincial Government Bursary
  • Oasis Bursary
  • Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) Imfundo Trust Scholarship
  • Pretune SIM Card Bursary
  • PPS Bursary
  • PSG Bursary
  • Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Bursary
  • Santam Bursary
  • South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Bursary
  • South African Reserve Bank Bursary
  • Standard Bank CSI Bursary
  • Standard Bank 150 Bursaries
  • Toyota South Africa Motors Bursary
  • Trudon Bursary
  • Upstream Training Trust Bursary
  • Vodacom Bursary
  • Volkswagen Community Trust Bursary

 

MATERIALS SCIENCE BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Material Science is the study of the properties of substances (mostly solids) and their applications, as well as the design of various solid materials such as ceramics, metals, polymers, and more. Material Scientists process and design materials, as well as study various applications with the hope of attaining high performance, in specific applications. Material Science is vital to our society as material scientists investigate the effect of substance structures on micro, electron, crystalline, and macro scales. This study is needed to aid in determining the quality of life in contemporary society and how it can impact humans, as well as discovering new material substances and how they impact industries.

A student could obtain a Master’s Degree in Chemical and Material Engineering, Materials Design and Innovation, Experimental Physics, and more. Possible careers in Material Science range from a Design Engineer to a Metallurgist, Sales Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Project Manager, and more.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Material Science studies:

  • Armscor Bursary
  • Columbus Stainless Bursary
  • NMISA Bursary
  • Oasis Bursary
  • SEIFSA Bursary

 

MICROBIOLOGY BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Microbiologists study microbes or microorganisms to determine how they affect lives of humans and how to best exploit them. Microbiologists focus on the biology of microorganisms at cellular and molecular level, as well as their ecology, bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea, algae and protozoa.
Microbiologist earn around R174 000 per annum on average.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Microbiology studies:

  • Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • Citrus Academy Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • eThekwini Municipality Bursary
  • FoodBev SETA Bursary
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • PPS Bursary
  • Rio Tinto/ Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) Bursary

 

NATURAL SCIENCE BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Natural sciences managers are responsible for directing research and development projects – they supervise the work of biologists, chemists and physicists. Natural sciences managers coordinate production, testing and quality control, as well as directing activities relating to research and development.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Natural Science studies:

  • Africa Wetu Foundation Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Bursary
  • Starke Ayres Bursary

 

PHYSICS BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Physicists study tiny atomic particles to the Universe as a whole and everything in between. They observe natural phenomena and make use of mathematics to create theories to explain why the natural phenomena occur.
The average salary for a Physicist is about R355 000 per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Physics studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • Armscor Bursary
  • AstraZeneca Bursary
  • Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary
  • DSI-CSIR Bursary
  • Element Six Bursary
  • ISFAP Bursary
  • NMISA Bursary
  • Standard Bank CSI Bursary
  • Upstream Training Trust Bursary

 

SOIL SCIENCE BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Soil Scientists study the earth’s natural soil determining its formation, mapping, and classification, as well as its chemical, physical, biological, and fertility properties. Soil Science is very important as all human foods and products are dependant on the growth of the earth to be sustainable. Soil produces food, supports our structures, ensures that water and nutrients are distributed and stored, and supports our environment. Soil is essential as it facilitates the life cycle of all growth as well as influences the global distribution of animals, plants, and people. To obtain a qualification in Soil Science, one could study a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture.

This is a 4-year degree that will expose you to all the aspects of soil benefits, sustainability, and preservation, as well as the importance of its maintenance. With a Degree relating to Soil Science, you could get a career in agricultural co-operations, CSIR, organizations and research institutes, agricultural research councils, and more.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Soil Science studies:

  • Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  • Citrus Academy Bursary
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • Maize Trust Bursary
  • Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries
  • South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) Bursary
  • Starke Ayres Bursary

 

STATISTICS & STATISTICAL SCIENCE BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Statisticians are responsible for collecting, processing and analysing quantitative data in order to make informed decisions. Statisticians produce reliable data, analysing the data to form a clear meaning and thereafter compiling practical conclusions from the data.
The average annual salary for a statistician is around R300 000.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Statistics and Statistical Science studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • ABSA Bank Bursary
  • Absa Bursary
  • Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Bursary
  • Capitec Bank Bursary
  • Clover Pinnacle Bursary
  • Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC) Bursary
  • DSI-CSIR Bursary
  • GrandWest Bursary
  • ISFAP Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • Oasis Bursary
  • PPS Bursary
  • PSG Bursary
  • Santam Bursary
  • Standard Bank 150 Bursaries
  • Standard Bank CSI Bursary
  • Toyota South Africa Motors Bursary

 

TECHNOLOGY BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Technicians work with complex systems and perform highly mechanical/ technical/ diagnostic tests.
The average annual salary of a technician differs according to the branch, here are a few salaries of different technician jobs:
Support Technician (Information Technology): R121 000 per annum.
Field Service Technician: R169 000 per annum.
Electronics Technician: R171 000 per annum.
Maintenance Technician: R178 000 per annum.
Electrical Technician: R202 000 per annum.
Engineering Technician: R218 000 per annum.
Mechanical Technician: R239 000 per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Technology studies:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • CEF SOC Ltd Bursary
  • CHIETA Bursary
  • DSI-NRF Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Gallagher Foundation Scholarship
  • Komatsu Bursary
  • MTN Bursary
  • Nampak Tissue Bursary
  • NEET (National Economic Education Trust) Bursary
  • North West Provincial Government Bursary
  • The Paul Mthimunye Bursary Fund
  • Vodacom Bursary

 

VETERINARY SCIENCE & RELATED STUDIES BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Veterinarians are experts who diagnose, prevent and treat numerous diseases and illnesses in a variety of animals. Veterinarians undertake tests, observe conditions and perform surgery on animals, they also prescribe medicine and therapy.
The average salary for a Veterinarian is around R464 000 per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Veterinary and related studies:

  • AgriSETA Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) Bursary
  • Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary
  • HWSETA Bursary Competition
  • IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • PPS Bursary
  • SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  • South African Veterinary Foundation Bursary

 

WATER, WASTE & SANITATION BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

-Water treatment plant operators are responsible for tasks such as adding chemicals to water, regularly inspecting equipment and monitoring the operating conditions.
-Waste management officers are responsible for organising and managing waste disposal, as well as collecting and recycling of items.
-Sanitation workers are those who clean or dispose of waste in a hygienic way. They may also collect trash or work in wastewater treatment plants.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Water, Waste and Sanitation studies:

  • Alfred Nzo District Municipality Bursary
  • Capricorn District Municipality Bursary
  • Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • Magalies Water Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • Rand Water Bursary
  • Vhembe District Municipality Mayoral Bursary

 

WEATHER & CLIMATE RELATED BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

Meteorologists are responsible for predicting the weather and studying the causes of certain weather conditions. Meteorologists make use of mathematical and computerised models to forecasts on climate and weather patterns.
Climatologists study the Earth’s climate by collecting and analysing data from various sources such as air, soil, ice cores, water and plant life – this allows them to find weather patterns and determine how these patterns affect the earth and it’s beings.
Metrologist earn an average annual salary of R270 000.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Weather and Climate studies:

  • AMSOL Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • SANSA Bursary
  • South African Weather Service Bursary

 

ZOOLOGY, ENTOMOLOGY & NEMATOLOGY BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

-Zoologists study wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystem. Zoologists study animal behaviour, animal physical characteristics and the impact of humans on wildlife and natural habitats.
-Entomologists study the life cycle, classification, behaviour, distribution, ecology, population and physiology of insects.
– Nematologists study nematodes or roundworms. These scientific experts usually research nematodes their environment, collect samples and then take it to the laboratory for testing.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Zoology, Entomology and Nematology studies:

  • AECI Limited Bursary
  • Citrus Academy Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Digby Wells Environmental Bursary
  • Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) Bursary
  • SAMAC Bursary
  • South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) Bursary

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