SA-CERN Excellence Bursary 2024 for South African Students (R115 000 – R177 000 Financial Support) – APPLY NOW

Postgraduate South African Students are invited to apply for the SA-CERN Excellence Bursary 2024. In synergy with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), the SA-CERN program is a key element in facilitating global infrastructure access.

SA-CERN Excellence Bursary 2024 for South African Students
SA-CERN Excellence Bursary 2024 for South African Students

This initiative aims not only to advance research and development but also to nurture human capacity development, setting the stage for South African brilliance on an international scale.

SA-CERN Excellence Bursary Program – Details

The SA-CERN Bursary program, a pathway for South African researchers from diverse universities and institutions, was established with the vision to harness the immense potential of CERN. This program is designed for those envisioning a career in scientific and technical fields.

The Coordination Committee of the SA-CERN program recognizes the need to invest in the future of science. Hence, the establishment of the SA-CERN Excellence Bursary emerges; a limited yet impactful opportunity for the brightest minds.

South African students pursuing MSc or PhD studies, with a focus on research linked to the CERN facility, are encouraged to apply.

Benefits of SA-CERN Excellence Bursary

The SA-CERN Excellence bursary offers the following financial support:

  • MSc Level: Approximately R115,000 – R150,000
  • PhD Level: Around R102,000 – R177,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • The SA-CERN Programme seeks exceptional individuals with a proven track record of excellence and a clear demonstration of outstanding future potential.
  • The ideal candidate should have completed their previous degree with an impressive aggregate of 65%.
  • In addition, South African citizenship and full-time registration at a South African university from 2024 are prerequisites.

Application Documents

All candidates need to compile a PDF document containing:

  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of full academic record
  • Statement of purpose
  • Copy of ID document
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Copies of research publications/reports
  • Copies of MSc dissertation and Honors project (if applying for the PhD bursary)

This compiled document should be emailed by the deadline to the mail address stated at the official page below

How to Apply

Complete the application process by visiting the SA-CERN Bursary Application 2024

For more details, please visit SA-CERN website

Application Deadline

December 22, 2023.



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