SAAFoST Bursary for Part-Time Students South Africa 2024

By | December 26, 2023

SAAFoST Bursary for Part-Time Students South Africa 2024

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – SAAFOST

SAAFoST Bursary for Part-Time Students South Africa 2024 | 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.

ABOUT THE SAAFOST BURSARY PROGRAMMES – FIELDS COVERED

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).

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

3) SAAFoST Part-Time Bursary for SAAFoST Members: for SAAFoST paid up full members, studying part time studies towards a BSc Hons or BTech qualification, within the Food Science and Technology field.

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MORE ABOUT THE SAAFOST BURSARY PROGRAMMES – SELECTION & COVERAGE VALUE

The SAAFoST Part-Time Bursary will be awarded based on academic merit.

The bursary will provide cover for tuition fees only (per the tertiary institutions statement of account), up to a maximum value of R40 000 or pro-rata over a 2 year period. 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.

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 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 part time towards a BSc Hon or BTech qualification Food Science and Technology field
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must be able to complete your studies within the prescribed period of time (a maximum of: 2 years for BTech studies and 3 years for BSc Hon studies)
  • 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 member students with strong academic results or potential
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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)

Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the SAAFoST bursary.
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)
  • 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 – maximum 1 A4 page)
  • Proof of registration at your tertiary institute, for the 2023 academic year (on institutions letterhead)

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
Application details for the SAAFoST Matriculant Bursary is available here.
Application details for the SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary is available here.

NOTES ABOUT THE SAAFOST PART-TIME BURSARY

  • 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 2023 and successful recipients will be announced in February 2023.
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CLOSING DATE FOR THE SAAFOST PART-TIME BURSARY

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 THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SAAFoST directly:
Tel: 071 870 2633
Email: irene@saafost.org.za

Please do NOT contact Kouga Wind Farm if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here

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