Young Professionals Development Programme

The SKA SA recruits bright, young and enthusiastic graduates through its Young Professionals Development Programme.

Applications for the 2018 academic year

Only South African citizens are eligible with one of the following academic qualifications:

  • In final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and/or Computer Engineering
  • In final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Light Current Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering and/or Radio Frequency Engineering
  • In final year of a Bachelor of Mechanical / Electromechanical / Mechatronics Engineering
  • In final year of Bachelor’s Degree in Built Environment (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Project Management)
  • In final year of a Bachelor of Science with Mathematics and Physics as majors, or with Mathematics and Computer Science as majors
  • Completing a Bachelor of Science Honours in Astronomy / Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or in Physics
  • In second and final year of a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering or Observational Radio Astronomy

Submit the following documents as a SINGLE PDF file to apply:

  1. Updated Curriculum Vitae;
  2. Certified South African ID document;
  3. Certified university transcripts;
  4. Certified copy of degree(s);
  5. One reference letter from a university lecturer or thesis/project supervisor motivating why you should be selected for the YPD programme

Email to

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2017

Only successful applicants will be contacted after closing of application deadline. Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified. Late applications will not be considered.