National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) Bursary

National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) Bursaries

The NMISA bursary scheme grants undergraduate and post-graduate bursaries at any accepted South African university. Bursaries are offered in specific fields of study including

NMISA bursary covers the full costs of registration and tuition, accommodation fees, and stipends for textbooks and requirements. NMISA also provides vacation work opportunities for bursary holders for students who have work experience. Upon graduation, the bursary holders will be required to work for NMISA for a period equivalent to every year sponsored by the bursary scheme.

About the National Metrology Institute of South Africa

The National Metrology Institute of South Africa ( NMISA) started in 1947 when the first calibration records were issued at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) offices in Pretoria. In May 2007, NMISA was established as a new public entity that is independent of CSIR.

NMISA is now part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Technical Infrastructure (TI) family. DTI funds most of NMISA’s activities. NMISA’s main purpose is to promote South African trade beyond borders. It is also responsible for the development, maintenance, and distribution of national measurement standards for the country.

NMISA Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African Citizens
  • Good academic records
  • Proven financial need
  • Undergraduate students who are registered full-time at an accredited South African university in any of the mentioned Engineering and Science degrees


How to Apply and Application Details

  • Download and complete the NMISA Bursary Application Form. (pdf)
  • Attach certified copies of the following documents to your application form:
    • Latest academic results (Grade 11 and 12, University records)
    • ID
    • Updated CV
  • Send completed applications to either of the following methods:
    • Post: Private Bag X 34, Lynnwood Ridge 0040
    • Email:
    • Fax: 086 756 3451

Closing Date

31 July annually

Contact Details

Address: Meiring Naudé Road Brummeria Pretoria South Africa
Post: Private Bag X34 Lynnwood Ridge Pretoria 0040 South Africa
Tel: 012 841 4704

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