Applications for Undergraduate/Honours Scholarship Programme

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is pleased to announce provisional awards for 2020 in the following categories:
Undergraduate and Honours Scholarship Programme

Successful candidates will be sent letters of award by e-mail. Please note that this is a provisional list of awards and that successful candidates will still need to meet the SARAO requirements prior to release of funds.

Mutshidzi GanyaneUniversity of Pretoria
Mandilakhe GqolanaUniversity of Cape Town
Sthabile DlaminiUniversity of Cape Town
Nadia KhanUniversity of Cape Town
Choice BaloyiUniversity of Cape Town
Inga MatshinganaNelson Mandela University
Lethukuthula NdebeleUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal
Wandile NgubaneUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal
Tabudi William RasakanyaUniversity of Pretoria
Itumeleng LentsoaneUniversity of Johannesburg
Maluke AkanUniversity of Johannesburg
James Murray LouwmUniversity of Pretoria
Archibald MoyoUniversity of Pretoria
Kathleen CharltonUniversity of Cape Town
Yuvnish RamdariNelson Mandela University
Lerato MashigoUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal

Eligibility for SARAO Undergraduate and Honours Scholarships

  1. SARAO will consider applications from South African citizens and permanent residents ONLY, and who are studying any of the following degrees:
Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Electronics
  • Bachelor of Science in Astronomy/Astrophysics and Physics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, with co-major in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science – Honours in Physics and Electronics/Astrophysics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science – Honours – NASSP (National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme)

Students who have achieved a minimum of 70% in Mathematics and Physical Science in Grade 12, or a minimum average (grade-point average) of 60% at an undergraduate level, may be considered for a scholarship.

Application forms are available at

Closing date for applications: 08 August 2019

Application Guide

Last Updated on November 28, 2019

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