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Travel Scholarship: ISYA Astronomy/Astrophysics Travel Scholarships for African Students

ISYA Travel Scholarships for African Students 2023

Travel Scholarship: The application is open for the ISYA Astronomy/Astrophysics Travel Scholarships for African Students 2023. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply.




The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (NASL), and the South African Astronomical Observatory are organizing the school. This school will run for three weeks and is aimed at early graduate students (MSc/Ph.D.) in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics from African countries, though we will also consider final year BSc students who have a strong interest in pursuing a graduate program in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The lecturers are international experts who have been invited.



Brief Scholarship Details

Sponsor(s): International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Type: Fully Funded

Host Country: South Africa

Award Value: Tuition Fee | Travel Allowance | Cost of Living

Eligible Countries: African Countries

Application Deadline: 31 March 2023



Who Can Apply?

  • Final-year students can apply
  • MSc.  Students can apply
  • PhD students can apply.



Full Scholarship Benefits

Acceptance to the school covers flights to and from South Africa (including domestic flights), accommodation, and subsistence at the ISYA.



Eligibility Requirements for ISYA Scholarship

  • This school will take place over a three-week period and is aimed towards early graduate students (MSc/Ph.D.) in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics from African countries, although we will also consider final year BSc students with a strong intention of entering a graduate program on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
  • These chosen students will be from regions where fewer opportunities are available for students to be directly exposed to the full extent of up-to-date astrophysics, both in theory and observations.



Scholarship Modality

All selected students are expected to commit 100% of their time to participate in all the planned activities held over the three-week duration of the school (we will start each day at 9 am and end at about 7 pm).

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Document Requirements

To apply for the school please fill in your academic information, motivation, and a 3-page CV in the school application form. As part of the application, you will also need to arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected].

The letters should be from your supervisor, a professional scientist, or the Head of your institution/department.

Important note: the referees should send the letters to the above-mentioned email address and NOT the applicant.



How to Apply

Interested and suitable qualified candidates should click on the Apply Button below to apply. OR Visit Here.



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