Is your financial situation keeping you from furthering your studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)? There are lots of funding opportunities available for postgraduate students that can assist you with anything from travelling costs to financing your PhD.
The NRF (National Research Foundation) provides funding for postgraduate studies in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The support is in three forms:
To learn more about funding offered by the NRF, click here: http://www.nrf.ac.za/bursaries/opportunities
The SKA (Square Kilometre Array) offers various bursaries and scholarships to postgraduates. The funding provided is for postgraduate studies that are relevant to the scientific and technical goals of the SKA and MeerKAT radio telescopes.
Learn more here: http://www.ska.ac.za/students/bursaries.php
SANSA (South African National Space Agency) offers bursaries, postdoctoral fellowships as well as internship programmes in the fields of:
Space Science (Antarctic space weather, climate change, ionospheric structures, radio propagation models) and Earth Observation (remote sensing, earth systems, software engineering, systems engineering).
Learn more here: http://www.sansa.org.za/bursaries
Postgraduate students in STEM can also apply for bursaries at all South African Universities in South Africa.
Have a look at what the following universities, among others, are offering.
You will also find a collection of bursaries for South African students on the following websites: