2022 – 2023 Cape Wools SA Bursaries

2022 - 2023 Cape Wools SA Bursaries

Cape Wools SA is inviting the qualifying students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

The Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 October 2022

About the Bursary

Bursaries will be awarded for studies towards Textile or Fashion Design and within the Wool Industry, in the wool or sheep direction.

Grootfontein Agricultural College students: the bursary will provide for practical on-farm training, up to a maximum value of R20 000 per student, payable to the farmer to defray costs (if required by your institution).

Aims of the Bursary

Bursaries will be awarded based on academic merit – they are awarded on an annual basis and are reviewed and paid on a six-monthly basis. Bursaries are not automatically renewed each year – students must comply with the Institution’s rules and conditions and submit satisfactory academic results in order to have their bursary renewed.

Students will be required to undertake vacation work for up to 4 weeks per annum, on an active wool farm. Once students have graduated, they must seek employment at an approved farm or organization within the wool or related industry, for 1 year for each year of funding received.

The bursaries will provide coverage for the following:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Prescribed books
  • Miscellaneous study-related materials

Requirements you need to apply for the 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 be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification in the direction of Textile or fashion design, with a focus on wool
  • You must meet all the admission requirements of the institution
  • Your final year collection must contain garments made of at least 50% wool
  • Masters degree students: you must focus on wool and its applications
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing studies at an Agricultural College AND tertiary students pursuing fashion and textile design studies
  • Preference will be given to students in their 3rd year of study and onward (Honours/ Masters/Ph.D.) in wool or sheep-focused direction
  • You must read and agree to all of the terms and conditions on the application form

Grootfontein Agricultural College students must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • You must intend on specializing in wool (Merino production unit) in your 3rd year of study (if applying for bursary funding for 1st or 2nd year)
  • You must maintain a satisfactory academic record and comply with Grootfontein College’s rules and conditions, to qualify for continuation of bursary funding (access to alternative bursary funding and disciplinary action will also be taken into consideration)

How to apply for the Bursary

Download Cape Wools SA Bursary Fund Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

Note: Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID documents (certified copies only)
  • Latest Matric results, if currently in Matric
  • If completed Matriculation, submit the Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record or transcripts. If currently studying, also include the latest results (must be on institution letterhead)
  • Proof of registration (must be on institution letterhead)
  • Proof of permanent residence
  • If part of other bursaries submit their details
  • A motivation letter stating why you’re the best candidate for the bursary

Contact Details
For further details, get in touch with the bursary provider at:

Telephone – 041 484 4301
Email – bursaries@capewools.co.za

General Manager
Cape Wools SA
P.O. Box 2191
North End

or email to: bursaries@capewools.co.za

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