Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor) Bursary South Africa

Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor) Bursary South Africa 

Closing date: Any time (postgraduate students) – please advise PG Funding should you be successful.

About the Bursar
Armaments Corporation of South Africa (or Armscor) was established in 1968 as an arms production company – today they are the arms procurement agency for the South African Department of Defence in.

The Armscor Bursary Scheme are seeking undergraduate and postgraduate students a desire to pursue a career in the Engineering/ Science faculty. The bursary award is funded by Armscor and the defence industry.

Bursaries will be awarded to exceptional learners to help address the problem of critical skills in engineering and science within the defence industry.

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About the Bursary
Bursaries will be awarded within the following Engineering and Science fields of study:


  • Chemistry
  • Human Movement Sciences
  • Computer Science

The Armscor bursary will cover the following expenses: Postgraduate students: tuition fees, prescribed books, meals, accommodation, as well as the chance to apply for funding to attend workshops, local conferences, laboratory visits or another activity which will support the current research.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Strong academic performer
  • Interested in working within the defence sector
  • Obtained good results for Science, Mathematics and English in Matric
  • Have registered (or plan to register) to study at South African University/ University of Technology
  • Studying full-time in one of the aforementioned fields of study (1st/ 2nd/ 3rd year)
  • Postgraduate applicants: registered to study towards a full-time Honours/ Masters/ Doctoral qualification
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How to Apply
Download and complete the

Armscor Bursary Application Form (postgraduate).

The following documents should accompany your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Colour photo (passport size) attached to the top left corner of the first page
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Postgraduate students:
    • Degree certificate
    • Academic transcripts to date
    • Research topic detailed outline
    • Proof of any other sources of funding

Complete application forms and all supporting documents must be posted to:

For any bursary queries, please contact:
Armscor Learning and Development Centre
Mr Tiyani Mavunda / Mr Obakeng Montsho
Tel: 012 428 2450 / 012 428 2444
Tel: 012 428 2450

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