SOLTRAIN Postgraduate Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SOLTRAIN

SOLTRAIN (Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative) was formed in 2009 as a regional program on capacity building and demonstration of solar thermal systems in the SADC region. SOLTRAIN is funded by the Austrian Development Agency and OFID, and their aim is to support targeted countries to move away from the majority fossil energy supply system, to a sustainable supply structure based on renewable energy and particularly solar thermal.

In South African, SOLTRAIN’s local partners are SANEDI (South African National Energy Development Insitute) and Stellenbosch University’s CRSES (Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies).

ABOUT THE SOLTRAIN BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & SELECTION

SOLTRAIN are inviting Postgraduate students to apply for the Solar Thermal Project Support Scheme, for studies within the second half of the 2021 academic year. Students who are from one of SOLTRAIN partner countries (which include: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Mozambique), pursuing studies within the solar thermal energy area may apply.

The value of the bursary is a maximum of €2500 Euro (equivalent to over R43 000 South African Rand).

Applicants may view abstracts from student funded by the SOLTRAIN bursary in 2020

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SOLTRAIN BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SOLTRAIN BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online for the SOLTRAIN Postgraduate Bursary:
https://soltrain.org/student_portal/new-bursary-application
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

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CLOSING DATE FOR THE SOLTRAIN BURSARY

16 April 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE SOLTRAIN BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact your nearest institute here: https://soltrain.org/organisations/contacts

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