The IBS postgraduate bursary support is intended in funding students approved for or registered for full time studies for Honours/ 4th year Engineering/Postgraduate Diploma, Masters or PhD degrees at any South African public university. The focus areas for the bursary support are restricted to the following research areas:

  • Aerospace
  • Composites
  • Modelling and Digital Sciences
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Titanium (Manufacturing Elements)
  • Photonics
  • Biotechnology:
    • Biopharming
    • Bioprocessing
    • Biocatalysis
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • IKS (Indigenous Knowledge Systems)
  • Health


Further Information can be found in the following downloadable documents:


Application Process:
Applications and all required supporting documents must be submitted online at

Late applications will not be considered.

Closing Date for 2023 Funding:
Thursday 4 August 2022

Online Applications:

Justice Komane
Tel: 012 841 3304

Katlego Ramonyai
Tel: 012 842 7519