Air Traffic and Navigation Services Bursaries

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) offers bursaries for students to train towards a career in air traffic management with the goal of becoming an Air Traffic Control Officer, an Air Traffic Services Officer or an Aeronautical Information Management Officer.

ATNS offers the following bursaries

  • Aeronautical Information Management Officer (AIMO)
  • Air Traffic Services Officer (ATSO)
  • Air Traffic Control Office (ATCO)

There are 3 main phases of the program:

  • Core Content Course – a theory based foundation course over a 21 week period
  • ATS Rating Course – a practical based course the supplements your theory training
  • ATS Validation – a practical module of On-the-Job-Training

The Core Content and ATS Rating courses are hosted at our ATA in Gauteng.

  • The monthly allowance will apply during these courses

Applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 18-years-old for commencement of the Bursary
  • Have Grade 12 with Maths and English (HG D or SG C or level 4 upwards)
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Be medically fit

You may apply for our Bursary programs at these times:

1 – 31 January – April intake

1 – 30 April – July intake

1 – 31 August – September intake

The training bursary provides each bursar with an opportunity to conduct their studies at the ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA) in Bonaero Park.

The following is offered as part of the bursary:

  • Cost of tuition for the ATS Core Content Course
  • Accommodation, on a sharing basis, at a guest lodge arranged by the ATNS ATA
  • Transport to and from the ATNS ATA, as per study and practical requirements
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A monthly allowance
  • 10 days of non-academic activities as determined by the study programme co-ordinators