CSIR merSETA Engineering Bursaries

The CSIR in partnership with merSETA is pleased to announce a comprehensive bursary programme that is aimed at providing support for talented students in the field of engineering. The bursaries are designed to be especially attractive to those students that are considering a career in research, development and innovation. Both academic performance 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 engineering.

The CSIR invites applications from students who are already registered for full-time studies in their first year of study at undergraduate level in the 2019 academic year.


  • A South African citizen
  • Full-time enrolment at a South African university
  • Registered for engineering studies
  • Must have passed all courses (for first year students) 

Your application must include:

  • A copy of your Identity Document
  • A copy of your CV
  • Proof of registration
  • Latest academic results

To apply for the CSIR merSETA Engineering Bursary Programme CLICK HERE

Closing date: 28 May 2019


The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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