Bursaries for Microbiology in South Africa

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

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

Microbiology bursaries for 2023

Microbiology is the scientific study of microorganisms, those being unicellular, multicellular, or acellular. Microbiology encompasses numerous sub-disciplines including virology, bacteriology, protistology, mycology, immunology, and parasitology.

Microbiology is the field of science that focuses on studying and understanding living organisms that can only be seen at a microscopic level (i.e. organisms that cannot be seen by the naked eye.) Microbiology studies organisms such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, prions, algae, fungi, and protozoa – all formally and collectively known as microbes.

Microbiology is essential to the world as microbes play an important factor in nutrient cycling, biodegradation, food spoilage, climate change, as well as the control and causes of diseases. Microbiologists use the research they find from studying these organisms to make life-saving drugs, biofuels, producing and processing food and drink, as well as decreasing pollution.

To study or begin your studies in Microbiology, you will need to apply and complete a 3 year Bachelor’s of Science in the field (this is the minimum qualification you can obtain in the field.) Thereafter, it is advisable that you study towards an Honours Degree, and hopefully a Doctoral.

Possible careers relating to Microbiology are working in Food Security, Pharmacology, Medical Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Water Quality Research, and more.

The average salary of a Microbiologist in South Africa is R172 685 per annum depending the years of experience in the field.

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

  • Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • CPGR Bursary
  • Citrus Academy Bursary
  • CSIR Bursary
  • Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  • East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT) Bursary
  • eThekwini Municipality Bursary
  • HORTGRO Bursary
  • Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Magalies Water Bursary
  • NESP Scholarship
  • South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) Bursary

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