ATNS (Air Traffic and Navigation Services) Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

  • ATNS
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 26, 2019
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The ATNS has 3 bursary programmes available: the Aeronautical Information Management Officer (AIMO); the Air Traffic Control Office (ATCO); and the Air Traffic Services Officer (ATSO).

The bursary consists of 3 major phases, including:
1) Core Content Course – 21 week theoretical foundation course
2) ATS Rating Course – a practical course to compliment your theoretical training
3) ATS Validation – practical on the job training 

Students will be able to develop many important skills for this specific field of study, including: communications; aeronautical surveying; NOTAM; data management; flight procedural design and charting; flight-planning and so so much more.

The bursary will cover the following expenses: ATS Core Content Course tuition fees, shared accommodation costs (to be arranged by ATNS), transportation, meals and a monthly allowance.

Students will conduct their studies at the Bonaero Park-based, ATNS Aviation Training Academy. During their time of study, students are required to pass all courses in order for the bursary to continue. 


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Between 18 and 33 years old
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum “C” symbol (standard grade) OR “D” symbol (higher grade) OR level 4 for Matric Mathematics and English
  • Medically fit 

Applicants must also possess the following personal skills:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Quick decision-making skills
  • Able to work in a team
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Confident 


Applications must be done online at:

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric
  • Matric trial exam results, if currently in Matric
  • Curriculum Vitae 


  • Students who meet the entry criteria will be required to write SHL/CEB Assessments at a ATNS unit in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth or Bloemfontein.
  • Those who pass the assessment, will be invited to attend a panel interview.
  • Thereafter medical tests will be conducted to ensure medical fitness.
  • Finally, students will be vetted to verify their identity, qualifications and criminal record.
  • A bursary offer will then be offered to the successful candidates.

If you have not received a response from ATNS within 60 days of the application deadline, regard your application as unsuccessful. 


31 January 2019 (for the April intake)
30 April 2019 (for the July intake)
31 August 2019 (for the September intake)
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.) 


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the ATNS directly:
The Air Traffic and Navigation Services
Head Office
Tel: 0860 2867 26

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate, Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School