Bursaries for South African students

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Agriculture & Environmental Science

Potato Industry Development Trust Bursary

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Bursary
 

South African Society of Crop Production (SASCP) Bursary

Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary
 

The South African Agricultural Union Bursary for 2017 / 2018
Value Of Bursary: R5,000 and R3,000
Duration 1 year renewable
Tenable Central University of Technology – Free State, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Who Can Apply Students who want to study agriculture, preferably children of farmers, permanent staff of agricultural organisations, etc. The award is renewable annually dependent upon the student’s progress.
Service Contract No
Closing Date End of August annually
Address The Director, SA Agricultural Union, P O Box 1508, Pretoria, 0001
 

Industrial Development Corporation Bursary (Commercial Sciences) for 2017 / 2018
Value of Bursary: The value of the bursary for full-time undergraduate/ diploma studies comprises of the following:

  • Boarding: In the case of bursars residing with their parents/guardians or privately, a stipend is granted. In the case of students residing in official University/ University of Technology residences, full residence fees are paid to the relevant institution (Catering/Self-catering residences).
  • Tuition and registration fees: A stipend for books and stationery is granted bi-annually.

Duration Bursaries are renewable annually, subject to acceptable proof of progress from the institution.
Tenable University or University of Technology
Who Can Apply
• Applicants must have Grade 12 Maths and Science with a minimum of level 6.
• University or University of Technology students who have already successfully completed one or more years will be considered on their Grade 12 and most recent academic results.
• If you are already studying towards a degree course for which you are applying for a bursary, you must have passed all courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed.
• Applications must be for full time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university or university of technology. Fields of study in which bursaries are awarded have to be directly related to industry, and will only include the following:in Applied Commercial Sciences: BCom (Accountancy CA), BCom Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Investment Management, Agriculture, Environmental Science.
Service Contract Bursars may be expected to remain in the employ of the Corporation for a period equal to the number of years of the awarded bursary. Such employment is subject to the normal selection procedures and salary and employment
Closing Date 31 May (annually)
Post Applications to the following Address
Bursary Division
P O Box 784055
Sandton, 2146
Application forms can be downloaded at: http://www.idc.co.za/bursaries.html
 

REAP (Rural Education Access Program) Bursary for 2017 / 2018
Our Vision is to see hundreds of young rural South Africans equipped with the skills, qualifications, values and motivation necessary to effectively lead and serve their communities.
Value of Bursary Variable
Duration Renewable annually
Tenable NMMU, CPUT, UCT, US, TUT, UP, Wits, UJ, UKZN, DUT, RU, Medunsa, UWC
Who Can Apply Rural students from poor rural areas across all 9 provinces of South Africa.
Closing Date 31 January (annually)
Address P O Box 198, Athlone, 7760
e-mail: reception@reap.co.za
Application forms can be downloaded at: http://www.reap.org.za/index.html
 

NEET (National Economic Education Trust Fund) Bursary for 2017 / 2018
NEET is a non-profitable organisation that offers bursaries for disadvantaged students. We also provide on-going support during studies via the online Student Management Portal for early intervention and even facilitates internships and job placements after graduation where possible.
Value of bursary Amount varies
Duration 1 year renewable
Where can this bursary be used? Central University of Technology – Free State
Who Can Apply Matric (Grade 11) students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have applied to and received acceptance into University or University of Technology.
Service Contract No
Closing Date 31 October (annually)
Send application letters to Address NEET (National Economic Education Trust Fund), P O Box 786740
Sandton, 2146
Application forms can be downloaded at: http://neet.co.za/bursaries
 

South African Association of Women Graduates (SAAWG) Bursary for 2017 / 2018
In conjunction with IFUW and FUWA the focus of SAAWG is the graduate woman. The Association is committed to:

  • Improving the status of women and girls
  • Furthering the development of education
  • Assisting women to move into decision-making positions
  • Protecting human rights
  • Promoting peace

The SAAWG promotes the tertiary education of women and their self-development over their lifespan. It seeks equity for women graduates, cross cultural insights and co-operation, and societal advancement. Its great underlying purpose is world peace, brought about through education and international friendship.
Bertha Stoneman Award
Availability: For a female undertaking postgraduate studies / research in Botany, Natural Sciences or related studies (including Environmental Studies).
Annual Value: R2 000.00
Isie Smuts Award
Availability: For a female undertaking postgraduate studies / research in any field (option for renewal).
Annual Value: R1 300.00
Mary Agard Pocock Award
Availability: For a female undertaking postgraduate studies / research in Botany, Natural Sciences or related studies (including Environmental Studies).
Annual Value: R1 300.00
SAAWG International Fellowship Award
Availability: For a foreign female who is enrolled with a South African University for at least one year of postgraduate research.
Value: R1 300.00
Note: Awarded biennially.
Applications due by 15 February annually.
Hansi Pollak Fellowship
Availability: For a female undertaking postgraduate research directed towards bettering social conditions in South Africa. The recipient is required to spend at least two years in the RSA after completing the degree, implementing the results of the research.
Value: R3 000.00 per year for two years.
Closing date 31 October annually.
Application forms can be downloaded at: http://www.saawg.org/Bursaries.html
 

Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Bursary for 2017 – 2018
Value R20,000 per annum for National Diploma bursaries, R15,000 per annum for ordinary bursaries
Duration 1 year renewable
Tenable Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Who can apply? Students who are studying for the National Diploma in Agricultural Research (Botany), Food Technology, Horticulture, Microbiology or Information Technology. Good Grade 12 grades (A or B in Mathematics, Science/Biology).
Service contract No
Closing date 31 August (annually)
Applications should include a detailed statement of interest and a detailed CV (including certified copies of certificates, academic records, supporting documents, nationality and the details of 3 contactable academic referees). The relevant documents should be forwarded to:
Ms Lorraine Molope
ARC-Central Office
PO Box 8783
Pretoria
0001
OR
Hand delivered at the reception at the ARC Building at:
1134 Park Street
Hatfield
OR
Faxed to: (012) 430-5814.
OR
Emailed to: Nebreska@arc.agric.za
 

de Beers Ltd Bursary for 2017 / 2018
Value Amount varies
Duration 1 year renewable
Tenable Any South African university
Who can apply? Students who are studying BSc Geology (Honours). Good grades Mathematics and Science. Must be South African citizens or permanent residents. Summer work is compulsory.
Service contract After completion of studies, graduates will be expected to work for the company for four years
Closing date 30 December annually
Address
De Beers Ltd
c/o Career Wise Bursary Unit
P O Box 30632
Braamfontein
2017
www.careerwise.co.za
Application forms can be downloaded at: http://www.uj.ac.za/faculties/science/Documents/Bursary%20Application%20De%20Beers.pdf
 

Humphrey Fellowship Program for 2017 / 2018
About The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector. The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries.
Fields of study Agriculture, Business Sciences & Commerce, Education, Environment, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law, Medical, Town & Regional Planning
Who Can Apply Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree, a minimum of five years of substantial, full-time, professional experience, limited or no prior experience in the United States, demonstrated leadership qualities, a record of public service in the community, and strong English skills.
Which Countries can Apply? Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Netherlands, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Contact Contact US Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your country. www.humphreyfellowship.org
Apply Online www.humphreyfellowship.org/how-apply-humphrey-fellowship-program
 

Mondi (BSc Forestry) Bursary for 2017 / 2018
About Mondi offers various bursaries to students studying 1st year of BSc Forestry at Stellenbosch University.
Field of study Forestry
Who Can Apply Must be a South African citizen. Solid academic record for 1st semester BSc Forestry at Stellenbosch University. Must have a Driver’s license or must obtain a license before being placed in a plantation. Preference will be given to HDSA (historically disadvantaged South African) students.
Value Bursary covers tuition, accommodation, meals and books.
Duration 1 year renewable
Institutions University of Stellenbosch
Service Contract On completion of studies, graduates will be required to work for a period corresponding to the duration of the bursary.
Closing Date 15 September annually
Contact
Mondi Limited
4th Floor, No. 3 Melrose Boulevard
Melrose Arch
2196
Gauteng
P O Box 31024, Merebank, 4059
Apply Online www.mondigroup.com/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-323/79_read-2559/
 

Mondi (National Diploma Forestry) Bursary for 2017 / 2018
About Mondi offers various bursaries to students completing 1st year of the Forestry Traineeship by community youth. No “outside” students are considered initially. 2nd year practical is recorded under “Forestry Practical – Work Experience opportunities” where “outside” students are considered.
Field of study Forestry
Who Can Apply This bursary is only open to 1st year of the Forestry Traineeship by community youth. No “outside” students are considered initially. 2nd year practical is recorded under “Forestry Practical – Work Experience opportunities” where “outside” students are considered. Must be a South African citizen. Solid academic record. Must have a Driver’s license. Preference will be given to HDSA (historically disadvantaged South African) students.
Value Full bursaries covering tuition, accommodation, meals and books. In some cases grants are paid in various amounts towards tuition and meals.
Closing Date 15 September annually
Contact
4th Floor, No.3 Melrose Boulevard
Melrose Arch
2196
Gauteng
P O Box 31024, Merebank, 4059
Tel: (011) 994-5400
Apply Online www.mondigroup.com/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-323/79_read-2557/
 

Sappi Bursary Scheme for 2017 / 2018
About Sappi offers full financial sponsorship to selected individuals. These individuals need to apply formally to the HR-department for a bursary where from, based on academic and psychometric testing results, individuals would be selected and fully supported with all study related costs.
Field of study Forestry
Who Can Apply Academic selection criteria: Mathematics 65% & Physical Sciences 65%
Duration 1 year renewable
Service Contract After completion of studies, graduates will be required to work for a period which corresponds with the duration of the bursary.
Closing Date 30 December annually
Contact
48 Ameshoff Dtreet
Braamfontein
Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 407-8111
Email: bursary.recruitment@sappi.com
Apply Online www.sappi.com/regions/sa/careers/Overview/Education/Pages/Funding-and-scholarships.aspx


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