Bursaries

South African Weather Service Bursary 2020

October 21, 2019

The South African Weather Service, or SAWS, the nation’s meteorological service, is calling on suitably qualified graduates to send in their application and possibly qualify for its Bursary Programme for the 2020 academic year.

The SAWS works to provide quality and accurate climate and weather data that citizens and institutions can use and rely on. This is in the hopes that these highly reliable weather data can help improve peoples’ daily lives and develop resilience againsct extreme weather conditions and possibly lessen the impact of climate change.

South African Weather Service Bursary Programmes

The South African Weather Service is opening a number of bursary programmes for various but related studies in the field of science. These bursary opportunities are as follows:

  • Introduction to Meteorology (one-year bridging course) followed by BSc Hons Meteorology and a postgraduate course in Weather Forecasting
  • Bachelor of Science Bursary Programmes

Introduction to Meteorology (one-year bridging course) / BSc Hons Meteorology / Weather Forecasting Postgraduate Certificate Forecasting

This bursary programme is designed for applicants have a three-year degree in BSc with Applied Mathematics, Physics and Mathematics subjects. Successful candidates will undergo a basic meteorology courses at the University of Pretoria and will commence in February 2020..

Upon successful completion of the Basic Meteorology course, candidates will get an opportunity to further pursue a BSc Meteorology Honours course and a postgraduate Weather Forecasting certificate.

Bachelor of Science Bursary Programmes

The SAWS is currently offering bursary opportunities to 1st – 3rd year students in the following disciplines:

  • Meteorology
  • Air Quality (Honours)
  • Agro-Meteorology
  • Climatology
  • Atmospheric Science

All courses must include Mathematics and Physical Sciences subjects. Upon successful completion of the BSc course, bursars are required to pursue a BSc Honours qualification. A BSc Honours degree is needed in order to gain employment with the SAWS.

Who should apply?

Applicants must be able to meet the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed by the bursary programme being applied for:

Introduction to Meteorology (one-year bridging course) / BSc Hons Meteorology / Weather Forecasting Postgraduate Certificate Forecasting

  • Must have taken up Mathematics Level 2 and Physics Level 1 as subjects
  • Must agree to take up BSc Honours course followed bythe Weather Forecasting postgraduate degree

Bachelor of Science Bursary Programmes

In order to qualify for admission, candidates meet the following basic requirements:

  • Must be currently pursuing or intending to pursue any of the courses mentioned
  • Applicants with Grade 12 or matric certificate with 70% grade average in Math and Physical Sciences are most welcome to apply
  • Must be able to complete the course and the BSc Weather Service Honours course

What is the selection process?

Only shortlisted applicants will receive feedback about their applications. Consider the application as unsuccessful if no feedback comes within one month of the closing date.

How do I apply?

Download the application form here. All applications must be sent along with all the required supporting documents via post to:

Intro to Meteorology (bridging course) supporting documents. Indicate reference number WS-bridge-10/10/2019 on your application form.

  • Acceptance letter from the University of Pretoria
  • Full academic transcript

Bachelor of Science Bursary Programme supporting documents. Indicate reference number WS11/10/2019 on your application.

  • Letter from the higher education institution confirming acceptance to the prescribed course
  • Results from Grade 12/matric
  • For students already taking up any of the prescribed courses, submit acceptance letter from the University

Attn: Ms.Gugu Maphisa
The South African Weather Service
Private Bag X097
Pretoria, 0001

Note: Applications with missing/incomplete supporting documents will not be accepted. Failure to indicate the reference number of the programme may render the application as rejected.

Application Deadline?

Deadline for submission of applications is on 25 October 2019. Late or applications with missing supporting documents will not be accepted.

Be sure indicate the reference number of the programme being applied for.

Contact Information

Further information may be requested by getting in touch with the SAWS directly by using the contact details below:

Ms. Gugu Maphisa
Tel: 012 367 6085
Email: gugu.maphisa@weathersa.co.za

 

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