College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)


The Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) is a centre that focuses on research in Astrophysics and Cosmology and, in particular, radio astronomy. ARC, in partnership with the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is offering bursary opportunities to second year BSc (Maths and/or Physics and/or Astronomy) students.

The funding will begin in 2024 and will be renewable until the end of the BSc or the BSc Honours degree. The annual renewal of the bursary is dependent on academic performance. The criteria we are looking for: · Currently registered for a BSc M Stream degree on the UKZN Westville Campus with majors in Applied Maths and/or Physics and/or Astronomy

• Excellent results in the first year of study.

• An interest in the field of Astrophysics and a potential interest in pursuing postgraduate studies in this field.

• Should you meet the above criteria, kindly send through an email to to request bursary application forms no later than 19 January 2024. All completed application forms to be submitted no later than 29 January 2024.

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