SAAFoST Bursary 2023 for Undergraduate Students South Africa

SAAFoST Bursary 2023 for Undergraduate Students – Are you looking for SAAFoST Bursary online application 2023 for Undergraduate Students? In this article, I will provide you with details on the SAAFoST Bursary 2023 for Undergraduate Students, how to submit your application online and other related information.

Application is currently open for SAAFoST Bursary 2023 for Undergraduate Students. The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation invites qualifying South African students to apply for its Bursary Programme for 2023 academic year.

  • Closing Date: 31 January 2023

SAAFoST Bursary 2023 for Undergraduate Students

The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation is the association of food science, technology and other professionals serving South Africa’s food and allied industries. SAAFoST aims at increasing the knowledge base of food science and technology by encouraging scientific research, a membership magazine publication, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, meetings and assisting in educational activities. The company is non-profit and mainly run by volunteers, with around 2000 members across Southern Africa.

SAAFoST have established the SAAFoST Foundation, who will be responsible for the administration of SAAFoST academic bursaries, awards and prizes.

Eligible fields

The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation is inviting students to apply for their bursary programmes, for the 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the Food Science and Technology field. SAAFoST will be awarding 3 types of bursaries:

1. SAAFoST Matriculant Bursary: for students currently in Matric, who intend on studying full time towards a first undergraduate Degree or Diploma within the Food Science and Technology field. (Read more abut the SAAFoST Matriculant Bursary here).

2SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary: for students pursuing full time studies towards a first undergraduate Degree or Diploma within the Food Science and Technology field.

What does SAAFoST bursary cover?

The SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary will be awarded based on 3 main criteria: academic merit, employment equity, and demonstrated potential.

The bursary will provide cover for tuition fees only (per the tertiary institutions statement of account), up to a maximum value of R40 000 per annum, until the student graduates. The bursary payment will be made directly to the tertiary institution in 2 instalments. The second instalment will be paid on condition that the students first semester results are satisfactory.

SAAFoST Bursary Requirements 2023 for Undergraduate Students

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen or permanent resident 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 full time towards a first undergraduate Degree or Diploma within the Food Science and Technology field
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must have been an SAAFoST member for a minimum of 12 months before applying for this bursary
  • You must be able to complete your studies within the prescribed period of time (a maximum of: 3 years for Bachelors Degree, 4 years for Higher Diploma and 4 years for Undergraduate degree studies (up to BSc Hons))
  • Preference will be given to undergraduate students with strong academic results or potential

How to apply for SAAFoST bursary for undergraduate students

Download and complete the application form in one of the following formats:
SAAFoST Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate Students) (.pdf)
SAAFoST Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate Students) (.docx)

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)
  • Most recent tertiary academic results (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration at a tertiary institution, for the 2023 academic year (on institutions letterhead)
  • Matric latest results (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 – maximum 1 A4 page)
  • Reference Letter with contact details (written by someone at your tertiary institution who has known you in a learning capacity)

Applications must be submitted via email to the SAAFoST Membership Development Officer:
(Insert the words “SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

Important information about SAAFoST Bursary 2023 for Undergraduate Students

  • The bursary will be administered by the SAAFoST Foundation, in liaison with the relevant institutions Student Liaison Representatives.
  • The SAAFoST Foundation reserves the right not to award any bursaries.
  • Bursary recipients must submit 6 monthly reports and exam results to the SAAFoST Foundation, as well as details of participation in SAAFoST activities.
  • SAAFoST bursaries will be converted into a repayable loan if: a semester or year is failed; studies are terminated or interrupted including course changes; and studies are incomplete.
  • All applications will be reviewed in February 2023 and successful recipients will be announced in March 2023.

SAAFoST Bursary Closing date 2023 for Undergraduate Students

The closing date for the submission of applications for the SAAFoST Bursary 2023 for Undergraduate Students is 31 January 2023. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.

Contact information 

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SAAFoST directly:
Tel: 071 870 2633

Please do NOT contact SAAFoST if this bursary has already closed.