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SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary 2022

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SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary 2022


In 1960, the South African Association of Food Science and Technology was founded in Cape Town. There are currently three operating centers in Cape Town, Durban, and Gauteng.

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It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization maintained entirely by volunteers. Around 2000 people in Southern Africa are members of the SAAFoST.

The goal of this organization is to improve and expand the body of knowledge in the field of food science and technology through scientific research, publications, workshops, and seminars, among other things.

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SAAFoST has created a foundation to oversee and administer the bursaries.

SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary 2022

The SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary is for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in food science and technology.

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They will get a maximum of R 35,000 per year in tuition fees. The payments are made in two installments directly to the tertiary institution.

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants interested in this undergraduate bursary must meet the foundation’s eligibility requirements.

Because the foundation gets a large number of applications for the bursary, those that do not meet all of the requirements are rejected.

The requirements are:

  1. Must be a South African citizen
  2. Must be a resident of the country for a minimum of three years
  3. Must have completed Matriculation
  4. Must be studying full-time at a recognized tertiary institution
  5. Must be either pursuing a Bachelors degree or Diploma in food science and technology
  6. Must be entering their second, third, or fourth year in the year 2022
  7. Must have taken SAAFoST membership for 12 months before applying

However, meeting all of the following requirements does not guarantee you a bursary.

Those with a strong academic record or who show promise in the field are given priority. The selection committee’s decision is considered final.

How to Apply?

Candidates who are eligible for the undergraduate bursary should proceed with the application process.

The procedure is straightforward and quick, but it necessitates meticulous attention to detail.

Applications that are incomplete or do not meet the requirements will be rejected. The steps are as follows:

Download the SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary 2022 Application Form and fill it out. It’s accessible in two formats: Adobe PDF format and MS Word format. Follow the instructions to complete the form. is the email address to send the scanned documents and application form to.

Use “SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary Application” as the topic line.

Documents Required

The following is a list of required documents:

  • ID documents or RSA Passport
  • Password size photo
  • Academic records (including the latest results)
  • Personal statement in an A4 page detailing how your education in food science and technology will benefit the scientific community
  • Reference letter from someone who knows about your learning capabilities for at least a year
  • Proof of registration at the institution you’re studying at


Closing Date

31 January 2022

Contact Details

For any questions about the bursary, students can contact SAAFoST directly.

Telephone: 071 870 2633

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