SARAO Undergraduate and Honours Block Grants Programme in South Africa, 2019

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: The SARAO
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Award: Academic support and development
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 4-8
  • Nationality: South African citizens or permanent residents
  • The program can be taken in South Africa
  • Application Deadline: August 8, 2019
  • Language: English


  • Eligible Countries: Citizens or permanent residents of South Africa are eligible.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Undergraduate (Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering, Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Physics, Bachelor of Science in Physics and Electronics, Bachelor of Science in Astronomy/Astrophysics and Physics, Bachelor of Computer Science, with co-major in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, Bachelor of Science – Honours in Physics and Electronics/Astrophysics/Computer Science, and Bachelor of Science – Honours – NASSP [National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme]) at a South African university.
  • Admissible Criteria: Must be a full-time candidate.

How to Apply

To Apply: For this opportunity, you have to take admission in an undergraduate degree program at any South African university and after that complete the online application form for the award.

  • The university is required to submit the students’ mid-year and year-end academic transcripts, for evaluation, to SARAO.
  • You must maintain a minimum average of 60% in their mid-year and year-end results.
  • It is expected that each student has good proficiency in the English language.


100% of grants must be awarded to South African students (including permanent residents), of which: 90% must be awarded to Black South Africans (African, Coloured, and Indian), and 50% to South African Women.

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