SAAFoST Bursary (for Part-Time Students) 2022/2023

The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation has opened its 2022/2023 Bursary for Part-Time Students. All interested applicants should apply following the steps below:

Closing Date: 15th January 2022.

Bursary Requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have been a resident within South Africa for a minimum of 3 years before applying
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying part time towards a (BSc Hon) Food Science and (BTech) Technology qualification
  • You must be studying at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa
  • You must have been an SAAFoST paid up full members for a minimum of 12 months before applying for this bursary
  • Preference will be given to undergraduate students with strong academic results or potential

Burasary Coverage:

SAAFoST will be awarding 3 types of bursaries for the 2022 academic year:
1) SAAFoST Matriculant Bursary: covers students currently in Matric, who intend on studying full time towards a first undergraduate Degree or Diploma within the Food Science and Technology field. The bursary will provide cover for tuition fees up to a maximum of R35 000 per year. Payments will be made in 2 instalments, to the tertiary institution where the recipient is undertaking studies. 

2) SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary: covers students pursuing full time studies towards a first undergraduate Degree or Diploma within the Food Science and Technology field. The bursary will provide cover for tuition fees up to a maximum of R35 000 per year. Payments will be made in 2 instalments, to the tertiary institution where the recipient is undertaking studies. 

3) SAAFoST Part-Time Bursary for SAAFoST Members: covers SAAFoST paid up full members, studying part time studies towards a BSc Hons or BTech qualification, within the Food Science and Technology field. The bursary will provide cover for tuition fees up to a maximum of R35 000 (or prorata) over 2 years. Payments will be made in 2 instalments, to the tertiary institution where the recipient is undertaking studies.

Method of Application:

Download and complete the application form either [.docx] or [.pdf] format:
SAAFoST Bursary Application Form (Part-Time Students) (.pdf)

Supporting Documents:

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 may be disqualified):

  • ID document OR passport (certified copy)
  • Passport sized photo (head & shoulders only)
  • Full academic record to date
  • BSc or National Diploma results and certificate (certified copy)
  • Personal Statement (outlining the following: how your education and training within the food science and technology sector will make a positive impact in the scientific community and in your own life: max 1 A4 page)
  • Proof of registration at your tertiary institute, for the 2021 academic year

Applications must be submitted via email to the SAAFoST Membership Development Officer: irene@saafost.org.za
(Insert the words “SAAFoST Part-Time Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

AND a hardcopy must also be posted to:
SAAFoST Membership Development Officer
PO Box 35233
Menlo Park
0102