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Armscor Bursary Scholarships for 2018

Armscor, the Armaments Corporation of South Africa, is offering bursaries for studies to suitably qualified South African learners to register at a South African university or university of technology. The aim of the scheme is to address the critical science and engineering skills of the defence industry, by focusing on promoting and improving results in Maths, Science and technical subjects at schools. The bursaries will be awarded to learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who intend to study full time in the engineering and science fields of study.

Armscor is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence and other organs of state. Armscor is renowned for its acquisition expertise in providing defence turnkey solutions, which encompasses technology development, product development and support, product upgrading, as well as disposal of equipment. Its research and development function focuses on producing cutting-edge technology products.

Fields of study: Uundergraduate

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics & Science
  • Applied Mathematics & Statistics
  • BSc (with the intention to study Ergonomics at postgraduate level)

Fields of study: Postgraduate

  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Naval/Marine Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry
  • Human Movement Sciences

An Armscor bursary covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Prescribed books
  • In addition, our bursary-holders may apply for funding which can be used to attend local conferences, workshops, and a visit to a laboratory or any other activity that supports the beneficiaries’ current research progression


  • Candidates must have an interest in working in the South African Defence Industry
  • Good academic record
  • Candidates must be registered or intending to register at a SA public university.
  • Candidate must be a South African citizen

Postgraduates call is open ended therefore applications are accepted anytime during the course of the academic year, however, this depends on budget availability.

How to apply

Deadline is 31st October 2017. Click here to download the application form.

Send your application together with CV, matric results and a full academic results report or transcript to bursaries@armscor.co.za. You can also request an application form by writing to the Senior Manager: Learning & Talent Development, Armscor, Private Bag X337, Pretoria, 0001.

All bursary queries can be directed to Mr. Obakeng Montsho on 012 428 2444 or Mr. Tiyani Mavunda on 012 428 2450

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