SAAO Prize Scholarship 2023/2024 | How To Apply

South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) application form 2023/2024 | How to apply.

Below, are the details on South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) application form 2023/2024, requirements, eligibility,  qualifications needed, application guidelines, application deadline, how to apply, closing date, and other opportunities links for South Africans is published here on as well as on the official website/application portal.

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South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Application Instructions 2023

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) application details have been published here. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for this opportunity before the application deadline-closing date.


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South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Application Details 2023

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) will award an MSc and PhD scholarship, for degrees starting in 2024, to outstanding candidates. The funding amount will be R180,000 per year at MSc level, and R190,000 per year at PhD level. In addition to this stipend, tuition fees will be covered, generous support for travel and equipment will be provided and options for on-site accommodation can be explored.


  • The SALT-SAAO scholarships are open to candidates of any nationality, but preference will be given to South African citizens and permanent residents.
  • Applicants must be eligible to register for an MSc/PhD degree in astrophysics at a South African university at the start of the 2024 academic year.
  • Ideal candidates will have a background in astrophysics.
See also  List of Scholarships Offered at the University of Cape Town (UCT)

Application Procedure:

  • To apply, send the following documents, and nothing else, as a single pdf file by email to a cover letter, CV, and academic transcripts.
  • The subject line of your email should contain your surname, the surname of the supervisor of the project you are applying for, and the level (MSc or PhD) at which you are applying.
  • Also, arrange to have two referees send a reference letter directly to, by the application deadline, and with your name in the subject line.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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