SANSA Bursary

By Mihlali · Jul 6, 2024
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They always say “the sky is the limit” but why should it be? Are you ready to go infinity and explore beyond the night sky? The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is looking for driven individuals who are forward thinkers and passionate about the space sector to apply for their 2025 bursary programme. 


SANSA Bursary - 2025.

About the SANSA Bursary programme:

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) created their bursary programme offering in an effort to contribute to the national target for qualified individuals in science and engineering, through this programme SANSA aims and hopes to play a part in effectively resourcing the country with the necessary skills needed to build a sustainable future in line with the National Development Plan. 



The bursary programme is open to students who want to pursue a postgraduate qualification in the following fields:

  • Earth Observation (Hons. , MSc, PhD)
  • Engineering (MEng, MTech, MSc, PhD, DTech) 
  • Space Science (Hons, MSc, MPhil, PhD)
  • Qualifications within the SANA divisions (Hons, MSc, PhD)



To qualify for the SANSA bursary programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must have completed matric.  
  • You must demonstrate financial need. 
  • You must be an excellent academic achiever.
  • You must be accepted to study a qualification in one of the above listed fields.



  • Certified copy of applicant's ID
  • Certified copy of applicants full academic record and fee statement of all years studied.
  • Signed and stamped testimonial by educational official (download here)
  • Application must be completed properly and in full.


How to apply for the SANSA Bursary for 2025

Applications for the SANSA must be submitted online. Follow these easy steps below to apply online:

  1. Visit the SANSA website HERE
  2. Click on the "Apply Now" tab
  3. Begin your application.

NB: Before you begin your application make sure you have all your documents ready. 



The closing date for the South African National Space Agency bursary applications for the 2025 academic year is the 30th of September 2024. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information visit the SANSA official website HERE.


Achieve all your dreams and breakthrough the limit with the South African National Space Agency! Apply Now for their bursary programme for your postgraduate studies.  if you know someone who would be a perfect fit for this opportunity, don’t hesitate to share this article with them. 

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