ARMSCOR: Bursaries 2023 – South Africa

Closing Date: 27 February 2023

The Armscor Bursary Scheme aims to address the lack of critical skills in science and engineering skills, of the defence industry.

Bursaries are available to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the defence industry, by pursuing studies within the Engineering and Science sector, particularly the following fields:

Aeronautical Engineering
Applied Mathematics

Computer Science
Electronics Engineering
Electrical Engineering (Light current)
Ergonomics Science
Human Kinetics

Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Marine Engineering
Material Sciences

Mechanical EngineeringMechatronics EngineeringMetallurgy EngineeringNaval EngineeringPhysicsThe bursary will provide coverage for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation and meals.

Bursary recipients will also have the opportunity to partake in vacation work, during university holidays, where possible.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

You must be a South African citizen

You must have completed Matric or you must be currently in Matric

You must be studying or intend on studying full time, within one of the fields listed above, in 2022

You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised tertiary institute within South Africa

You must have a strong academic record

You must be interested in pursuing a career within the defence industryYou must have achieved a minimum of levels 5 in Mathematics in Matric

You must have achieved a minimum of levels 6 in Physical Science in Matric
You must have achieved a minimum of levels 7 in English in Matric
You must be from a previously disadvantaged background

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

ID document (certified copy)
Matric mid-year results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)

Full academic record, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead: certified copy)
Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)

Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips or employment letter if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ affidavit if an informal trader/ proof of SASSA grant if applicable/ death certificate if deceased)

Covering letter, stating the following: your field of study and what motivated you to choose to study in your field

Applications must be submitted in either of the following way:

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