Bursaries

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory Intership 2021

July 24, 2019

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory is calling on qualified parties looking to fund their tertiary education to send in their application for its Undergraduate/Honour’s Bursary Programme for the 2021 academic year.

The SARAO is a research facility under the National Research Foundation in charge of implementing initiatives, projects and undertakings related to radio astronomy. The Karoo MeerKATRadio Telescope, and the VLBI and Geodesy projects at the HartRAO facility are its major projects. In addition, the SARAO is in charge of coordinating the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network, as well as the country’s share in the engineering and infrastructure planning for the Square Kilometre Array Radio.

SARAO Internships Programmes

The SARAO Bursary Programme is open to students pursuing or planning to pursue any of the following fields of study:

  • In final year of studies
    • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
    • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
    • BEng in Electrical Light Current Engineering
    • BEng in Radio Frequency Engineering
    • BEng in Telecommunications in Engineering
    • Bachelor of Mechanical/Mechatronics or Electromechanical Engineering
  • Completing a BSc Honours in
    • Computer Science
    • Astrophysics or Astronomy
    • Physics or Applied Mathematics

What is the selection process?

No relevant information

Who should apply?

Candidates will need to satisfy the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply:

  • Studying any one of the prescribed fields of study
  • Demonstrated exceptional skills in programming

How do I apply?

Qualified applicants will need to ready the following:

  • A comprehensive and up-to-date CV (certfied copy
  • South African ID (certified copy)
  • Current university  transcript ( certified copy)
  • A motivation letter indicating the reason why you should be chosen for the internship

Submit all documents in one PDF file to ypdp@ska.ac.za.

Application Deadline?

Deadline for submission of applications is on 30 June 2021.

Contact Information

For your queries about the programme, contact the SARAO at:

Annah Mashemola
Tel: 011 442 2434
Email: amashemola@ska.ac.za

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