The Armscor Bursary Program for 2024 underscores the corporation’s commitment to fostering education and addressing the shortage of critical skills in science and engineering within the defense sector. Applications are now open.

About Armscor

Established in 1968, the Armaments Corporation of South Africa, commonly known as Armscor, is a significant player in the country’s defense industry. As the arms procurement agency for the South African Department of Defence (DOD), Armscor plays a pivotal role in advancing the nation’s security. Beyond its core duties to the DOD, the corporation extends its services to the South African Government and various stakeholders across the African continent.

Armscor Bursary Program 2024

Armscor, in collaboration with the defense industry, is pleased to announce its bursary program for the 2024 academic year. This initiative aims to support students pursuing studies aligned with the future needs of the defense industry. Undergraduate and postgraduate bursaries are available in a range of fields critical to the industry’s growth.

Fields Covered

  1. Aeronautical Engineering
  2. Applied Mathematics
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Chemistry and Physics
  5. Computer Science
  6. Electronics / Electrical Engineering (Light Current)
  7. Human Kinetics & Ergonomics Science
  8. Industrial Engineering
  9. Information Technology
  10. Mechanical Engineering
  11. Mechatronics Engineering
  12. Naval/Marine Engineering

The program is specifically designed to address the shortage of critical skills in science and engineering within the defense industry. Armscor encourages students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to apply, further promoting inclusivity in the field.

Expenses Covered

The Armscor Bursary Scheme comprehensively covers various expenses, including:

  • Tuition fees
  • Study materials
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Allowances
  • Vacation work (where available)

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying for the Armscor Bursary, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • South African citizenship
  • Currently in Matric (in 2023) or completed Matric
  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in 2024
  • Acceptance or registration at a recognized South African tertiary institution
  • Strong academic record
  • Interest in pursuing a career within the defense industry
  • Minimum 70% in Mathematics, Physical Science, and English in Matric
  • From a previously disadvantaged background

How to Apply

To apply for the Armscor Bursary, applicants must submit clear copies of the following documents along with the completed application form:

  • Armscor-Bursary-Application-Form-2024
  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric mid-year results (if currently in Matric)
  • Matric certificate (if completed Matric)
  • Full academic record (if currently studying)
  • Proof of registration
  • Parents or guardians’ ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians’ proof of income
  • Covering letter stating the field of study and motivation for choosing it

Applications can be submitted via email to (with “Armscor Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the subject line) or by post to:

Senior Manager: Learning & Organisation Development
Armscor LTD
Private Bag X337

Shortlisted candidates must submit additional documents before the bursary is awarded, including Matric final results, proof of acceptance or registration at the university, student number, and a fees statement (if currently studying).

Closing Date

The closing date for the Armscor Bursary is 2 February 2024. Late applications will not be considered, so applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well before the deadline.

Shortlisted candidates can expect to receive feedback within two weeks of the closing date. Unsuccessful applicants will not receive feedback.

Contact Information

For any inquiries related to the bursary program, applicants can contact Armscor directly: