Botany Bursaries

Bursaries for Botany in South Africa 2023: Are you looking for Botany bursaries in South Africa 2023? In this article, I will provide you with details on the various available bursaries for Botany students in South Africa 2023, how to submit your application online and other related information.

Applications are currently open for Botany bursaries in South Africa 2023.

Botany bursaries 2023 South Africa

Botany is a branch of Biology that focuses on the growth and life of all plants. Botany does not just cover the study and research of your favourite flowers and trees but also includes the study of algae, fungi, mosses, lichens, ferns, and conifers. Experts in the field of Botany or, ‘plant studies’ are known as botanists, plant scientists, and/ or phytologists.

Botany is important to society as it plays a major factor in economic productivity and agriculture. Botany and Botanists help farmers understand and develop techniques to increase their yield as well as protect the environment. Without the study of Botany, we would not have access to many of the foods we eat, and the environment would suffer and diminish.

To have a career in Botany and Plant Science you would need a Bachelors Degree in Botany/ related science as a minimum qualification. Some careers related to Botany and Plant Science are becoming a Biotechnologist, Florist, Plant Geneticist, Field Botanist, and more.

The average salary of a Botanist in South Africa is R180 000 per annum depending the years of experience in the field.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Botany studies:

  • AECI Limited Bursary
  • Citrus Academy Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  • Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  • Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC) Bursary
  • Digby Wells Environmental Bursary
  • Dube TradePort Bursary
  • Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary
  • Harmony Gold Bursary
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) Bursary
  • Maize Trust Bursary
  • Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries
  • SA Cultivar & Technology Agency (SACTA) Bursary
  • SAMAC Bursary
  • SANBI Joan Wrench Scholarship
  • Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursary
  • Sorghum Trust Scholarship
  • Southern Farms Bursary
  • Starke Ayres Bursary
  • South African Association of Botanists Scholarship
  • South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) Bursary
  • Southern African Weed Science Society Bursary
  • UFS and South African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP) Fellowship
  • Westfalia Fruit Bursary

That’s all on my list of bursaries to study Botany in South Africa. I wish you success in your application.