Council for Geoscience Part-Time Bursary 2024 (various study fields)

Bursary Summary

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is hereby inviting all employees who are interested in pursuing their studies to apply for part-time bursary for 2024 academic year.

Closing date: 23 February 2024

Preference will be given to employees who intend to pursue postgraduate degrees in geological sciences (Honours, Masters, and Doctorates).

The objective of the CGS bursary is to create, enhance and support expertise in the geosciences and related technical fields.

About the Council for Geoscience

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is mandated to collect and curate all geoscience data in South Africa, both on and offshore. It aims to use these data to find meaningful geoscience solutions to respond to real-world challenges.

With its Head Office situated in Silverton Pretoria, the CGS takes pride in having and building a winning team of scientists within the various fields of geoscience.


  • The Applicant must be a CGS employee.
  • The study programme should end in a full qualification (Certificate, Diploma, or Degree).
  • The programme must be relevant to the CGS Geoscience Technical Programme and/or aligned to the organisational strategy.
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Bursary Study Fields

The following research fields are strongly encouraged:

  • Engineering Geology (contributions to site characterisation or analysis methodologies)
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology (focus on groundwater modelling)
  • Geochemistry
  • Economic Geology
  • Geo-informatics
  • Remote sensing
  • Computational Geosciences
  • Mineral Economics
  • Mining seismology
  • Science Communication
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Analytical Chemistry

NB: For Masters and Doctoral students, preference will be given to students with the following research interests:

  • Applications of Artificial intelligence and machine learning in geoscience
  • Computational Geoscience
  • Hydrogeological modelling
  • Geochronology
  • Regional Mineral Potential modelling

What the Bursary Covers

NB: Only research topics defined by the CGS will be funded.
The bursary covers:

  • Registration and Tuition fees
  • Prescribed Books
  • Field Excursions/research
  • Accommodation and meals (subject to Executive’s Approval)

How to Apply

Complete the attached application form which must be approved by the business unit manager. All applications should be forwarded to  with the reference ‘‘BursaryPT-2024’.

NB: Motivations (Scientists and Technical Officers) must be written on the application form and signed by the business unit manager.

Closing date:  23 February 2024

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Failure to submit the required documentation will lead to the disqualification of the application.

All enquiries should be directed to Ms. Mpho Diako on , Tel: (012) 841 1118 and Ms Lise Mokhine on  , Tel: (012) 841 1201.

Preference will be given to Women and People living with Disabilities.


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