Undergraduate bursaries and loans
There are several general bursaries and loans for undergraduate students. One specific bursary for a Food Science student is the SAAFoST bursary and it is given on a competitive basis.
1. University postgraduate bursaries
(Info available at http://www.up.ac.za/fao)
These bursaries are awarded, largely based on previous academic performance, to full-time honours, master's and doctoral students who register for the first year of postgraduate studies and is awarded only once per postgraduate study programme. Students following a four-year B-degree programme do not qualify for an honours allocation in their final year, i.e. fourth year. The award of this bursary is not guaranteed to students who meet the requirements as stated in www.up.ac.za/fao. Some of the requirements are that students :
- should have obtained an average of at least 60% in the prescribed majors of the previous relevant degree- should have completed previous degrees successfully; and
- should have completed an agreement form to accept the bursary before the allocated amount will be credited to their account; and should the applicable degree not be completed within the period as stated below, the bursary amount is repayable in full according to the interest rate applicable to UP loans (prime –1%).
All international/non-resident students should include letters of recommendation, as well as a detailed, verified academic record with their application. Applications from non-resident/international students that have obtained their previous degree at a university outside of SA,should be accompanied by sufficient information as well as a motivation to enable the committees to assess the performance level of the foreign student in comparison to the other UP-students.
For more information and deadlines, please visit www.up.ac.za/fao.
2. NRF-bursaries (South African students only)Bursaries are available for honours, master's and doctoral studies
Minimum criteria: Applicants should have obtained at least 65% in their previous degree
Bursary amount (full time): Honours – R15 000
Master's – R30 000 per year for up to two years Doctoral – R45 000 per year for up to three years
3. New FoodBev Seta bursaries Full details of the new FoodBev Seta bursaries for postgraduate students are now available on SAAFoST website
4. Non-South African studentsYou can contact, amongst others, the following international organisations to apply for scholarships:
(i) NRF Africa Scholarship for master’s and doctoral studies at South African higher education institutions. Applications for these scholarships are available online at http://nrfonline.nrf.ac.za/. The closing date is November of the year preceding the year that you apply for.
(ii) Third World Organisation for Women in Science (TWOWS)C/o Third World Academy of Sciences
Via Beirut 634014 Trieste, Italy
Phone: 09 39 040 2240-321Fax: 09 39 040 224559
E-mail: email@example.com Web: http://www.twows.org/
(iii) German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)Postfach 200404
D-53134 BonnTel: 09 49 228 882 0
Fax: 09 49 228 882 444E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(iv) Contact staff at the International Affairs Office on campus to enquire about international scholarships/opportunities in Europe, Asia, America and Africa:Client Services Centre Rooms 4/28-4/30
Tel: + 27 12 420 4024/ 4225 /5108