All selected students are expected to work on a practical computational project in one of the themed areas of Astronomy or Bioinformatics before and during the school with their results to be presented to a panel at closing of the school.
Who can apply
Only South African students and/or students from the eight SKA Africa Partner countries living in SA will be considered – Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia;
Students currently in the Final Year of their BSc Undergraduate / Honours degree in Astronomy / Astrophysics / Bioinformatics / Computational Biology / Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Physics / Applied Mathematics;
Students currently in the Final Year of their BEng degree in Computer / Electronic / SoGware / Industrial Engineering
Intermediate to advanced programming skills will be advantageous to the applicants.
How to apply
Submit the following documents as a SINGLE PDF file to apply:
- Updated Curriculum Vitae – demonstrating your computing skills and abilities;
- Certified South African ID document, or valid passport and visa for applications from non South Africans;
- Certified university transcripts;
- Certified copy of degree(s);
- One page maximum motivation for why you should be selected to participate in the school;
- One reference letter from a university lecturer or thesis/project supervisor motivating why you should be selected for the school – must be included in your single application pdf document.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org