South African Veterinary Foundation Bursary 2020 – 2021

By | February 1, 2019

South African Veterinary Foundation Bursary 2020 – 2021


The South African Veterinary Foundation is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1984, whose aim it is to raise funds and promote animal education by research and informing the general public. At present, the Foundation has 3 Directors – Dr JJ Viljoen, Dr R Lobetti and Prof RM Kirberger.

The Foundation aims to advance and promote all aspects of Biological Sciences and Veterinary Sciences in South Africa. To do so, they aim to support veterinary research, fund veterinary studies using loans and bursaries, as well as administer and invest in financial portfolios to hopefully improve the quality of life of human and animals. The SAVF have numerous initiatives whereby organisations or the public can contribute to the well being and support of animals.

The South African Veterinary Foundation (SAVF) initiated the bursary fund in 1999 and have since provided funding for 34 veterinary students. Since inception, The SAVF has provided bursaries to the sum of R215 500.


Bursaries will be awarded to deserving BVSc (Veterinary Science) IV and BVSc (Veterinary Science) V students.

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There are 4 bursaries to be awarded to the value of R10 000 each – 2 are paired with Mercantile Bank and the remaining 2 with Lakato Veterinary Wholesalers.

There will be no service contract or work back obligation on completion of studies.


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):

  • South African citizen
  • Studying towards a BVSc qualification (4th or 5th-year students)
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60% in the previous exam period
  • Partakes in campus student activities (sport/ culture etc)



Applications must be done online at

The application process includes the following:

  • 10 multiple-choice questions
  • Fill in your details – full name, email address, contact numbers, current year of study, student number and a breakdown of your current student debt


You are also required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation on your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Latest academic record (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Current student debt breakdown
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31 March 2020.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the SAVF directly:
The South African Veterinary Foundation
Contact Person: Dr Lobetti
Tel: 011 706 6023

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