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CSIR Bursary Program for Undergraduate Students in South Africa, 2014

CSIR Meraka Institute invites application for bursary programme for talented students in selected fields of science, engineering and technology (SET). South African citizens are eligible for this undergraduate bursary. Bursary consists of normal costs associated with university studies, such as registration, tuition, books, accommodation, meals, laptop, etc. Living expenses allowance is an additional part of the package, to assist all selected students with incidental costs. The deadline for applications is 17 January 2014.

Study Subject (s): The bursary is awarded in BSc/BEng undergraduate studies in the ICT field: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Informatics, with interest in specialism in the following areas: Information Systems Software, Development Computation, Linguistics, Information Technology, Remote Sensing, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science Analytics/ data analysis and visualization High Performance Computing Networking.
Course Level: This bursary is for pursuing BSc/BEng undergraduate at CSIR Meraka Institute in South Africa.
Scholarship Provider: CSIR Meraka Institute
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility:
• A South African citizen
• Enrollment at a South African university in 2014
• An average of 65% for the current academic year
• Interested in pursuing a research career
• Willingness to work in a diverse environment.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants of South Africa are eligible for this undergraduate bursary.

Scholarship Description: The CSIR is pleased to announce a comprehensive bursary programme that is aimed at providing support for talented students in selected fields of science, engineering and technology (SET). The bursary is designed to be especially attractive to those students that are considering a career in research, with a value that will comprehensively cover all the normal costs associated with university studies, such as registration, tuition, books, accommodation, meals, laptop, etc. A generous living expenses allowance is an additional part of the package, to assist all selected students with incidental costs. Both academic merit and financial need will be considered during the selection process, as well as the imperative to increase the participation of women and black people in SET.

The CSIR Meraka Institute is a national strategic initiative that aims to accelerate South Africa’s growth towards an Information Society and addresses three critical areas in information and communication technology (ICT): Human capital development(HCD) in ICT forms a critical thread throughout the Institute’s activities and ensures continued development, growth and sustainability Innovation in ICT that leads to applications able to address development challenges facing South Africa, the continent and the developing world Advanced technology research that enables indigenous ICT leadership, through critical mass and focus on ICT research and development. Preference will be given to applicants from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and people living with disabilities.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? The bursary is designed to be especially attractive to those students that are considering a career in research, with a value that will comprehensively cover all the normal costs associated with university studies, such as registration, tuition, books, accommodation, meals, laptop, etc. A generous living expenses allowance is an additional part of the package, to assist all selected students with incidental costs.

Selection Criteria: Both academic merit and financial need will be considered during the selection process, as well as the imperative to increase the participation of women and black people in SET.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 17 January 2014.

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