The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation are inviting students to apply for bursaries, within the Food Science and Technology field of study. Bursaries are awarded based on 3 major factors – academic merit, demonstrated potential and employment equity.
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. Find more information here.
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. Find more information here.
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.
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SAAFOST PART-TIME BURSARY
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
- 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
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SAAFOST PART-TIME BURSARY
Download and complete the application form in one of the following formats:
SAAFoST Bursary Application Form (Part-Time Students) (.pdf)
SAAFoST Bursary Application Form (Part-Time 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)
- 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: [email protected]
(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
NOTES ABOUT THE SAAFOST PART-TIME BURSARY
- Bursaries will be awarded for 2 academic years, on condition that studies are able to finish their qualification within the allocated amount of time.
- Students pursuing a BSc Hons qualification, must complete their studies within a maximum timeframe of 2 years.
- Students pursuing a BTech qualification, must complete their studies within a maximum timeframe of 2 years.
- 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 January and February 2022 and successful recipients will be announced in February 2022.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE SAAFOST PART-TIME BURSARY
15 January 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SAAFoST directly:
Tel: 071 870 2633
Email: [email protected]