The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that researches, develops, localises and diffuses technologies to accelerate socio economic prosperity in South Africa.
The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state.
Throughout history, science has had a critical role to play in contributing towards societal progress and prosperity. Organisations such as the CSIR have an important role to play in advancing science and innovation. Armed with some of the best minds in the world, we work on trying to solve problems that can help all South Africans.
The CSIR hereby invites applications from students wishing to pursue a career in research, technology development and
innovation as well as corporate/support areas.
Current grade 12 or university students that intend to or are currently enrolled full-time for the degree of choice at a South African public university.
Please Note: Only specific fields of study (for Undergraduate, Honours, MSc and PhD) and thematic areas (for MSc and Phd) will be considered.
To see the full list of considered fields of study (separated by level of study) and thematic areas (including explanations), please click Here
You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application.
Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews. Good Luck!Track Completed Application
Please prepare the following documents: