SENTECH Chair in Broadband Wireless Multimedia Communication

The SENTECH Chair in Broadband Wireless Multimedia Communications (BWMC) participates in state-of-the-art research activities in the field of Wireless Broadband Multimedia Communications. It delivers world-class research and educational outputs for the benefit of SENTECH, the University and the RSA in general.

SENTECH Chair scholarships are made available at the end of the year. If you have excellent marks and would like to study or are studying Electronic or Computer Engineering, but need a scholarship, bookmark this site, and revisit from October to check for announcements.

Funding Opportunities for Postgraduate Students

1. Funding from The SENTECH Chair

The SENTECH Chair in Broadband Wireless Multimedia Communications(BWMC) at the University of Pretoria offers a world-class research environment with state-of-the-start facilities and collaboration with industry and internationally renowed researchers. The Chair offers generous scholarships to exceptional academic achievers who want to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Wireless Communications or Telecommunications Engineering in the following categories

  • Undergraduate BEng (Electronic or Computer Engineering)
  • Masters or Doctoral (PhD)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows

To apply send your CV and academic results to:
Prof Sunil Maharaj
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2229
Email: [email protected]

2. Funding from The SARChI Chair

The SARChI Chair in Advanced Sensor Networks (ASN) which is co-hosted by the University of Pretoria and CSIR, carries out high level world class research in the broad areas of Wireless Sensor Networks, the Internet of Things, Smart Cities and several other areas related to ASN. There are several researchers in the ASN group at the University of Pretoria and also at CSIR.

The SARChI Chair at UP/CSIR offers scholarships for Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering studies only to South African students in the following areas:

  • BEng (Honours)
  • Masters
  • Doctoral (PhD) (South African and a limited number of International)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (South African and International).

The SENTECH Chair in BWMC and the SARChI Chair in ASN have been collaborating in the research area of cognitive radio networks for more than five years. Their joint focus has been in the area of resource allocation for cognitive radio networks, especially in the cases of underlay systems, and also applications of queueing theory to cognitive radio networks and wireless sensor networks. Recently the focus is on the role of 5G and IoT on smart cities and also on network restorations for wireless sensor networks. Jointly the two of them supervise several Masters and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

To apply send your CV and academic results to:
Prof Sunil Maharaj
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2229
Email: [email protected]

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