The University of Pretoria in South Africa is inviting applications for the SARAO Undergraduate and Honours Scholarships in the 2020/21 session.

The objective of SARAO’s Undergraduate and Honours Block Grant Programme is to partner with South African universities, to increase the number South African graduates available to pursue postgraduate research in areas relevant to the SKA and MeerKAT radio telescopes.

The selection of the undergraduate and/or honours students to be funded by a SARAO block grant is the responsibility of the relevant university department, however, students selected for the programme must align with SARAO’s HCD transformation targets.


Worth of Award

Students selected by the university for the programme must align with SARAO’s HCD
Transformation Policy, which provides the following targets for undergraduate and honours
scholarship recipients:

  • 100% of scholarships must be awarded to South African students (including permanent
    residents), of which:
  • 90% must be awarded to Black South Africans (African, Coloured, and Indian), and
  • 50% to South African Women


South African Radion Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is offering funding to current matric or current registered undergraduate students who wish to study towards or are studying in the following degrees.

  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics and Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Electronics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, with co-major in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics

South African citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.

Top marks in Mathematics and Physical Science at Matric level or average GPA of 60% at the undergraduate level.

How to Apply

To apply, for the SARAO Undergraduate and Honours Scholarships, Visit the website and fill in the online application form.

Deadline: Application closes on August 2, 2020.


Click here for more details and to apply