2025 Bursaries: South African Table Grape Industry (SATI)

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) has opened its 2025 Bursary programme and is inviting all unemployed youths to apply now. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2025

BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • Further Education and Training (FET) bursary: you must have completed grade 8 or equivalent under the South African Qualification Authority
  • Tertiary Education (TE) bursary: you must have completed Matric or equivalent under the South African Qualification Authority
  • You must be a Black student (especially land reform beneficiaries and their children)
  • You must be interested in pursuing a career within the table grape industry (or supporting industries)
  • You must studying within a field of study relevant to the table grape industry (including but not limited to the aforementioned fields)
  • You must studying towards an Undergraduate or Postgraduate qualification
  • You must studying part-time or full-time studies
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students and those in financial need

BURSARIES COVERAGE

  • Agricultural Economy
  • Entomology
  • Horticultural Science
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science
  • Viticulture

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, study materials, accommodation, food and living expenses (capped at R2,400 per month), as well as any other expenses which students can motivate. The bursary will either cover a portion of these fees, or will cover all fees – this will be determined on a case by case basis.

Bursaries are awarded for 1 year at a time and students must reapply for funding each year, which will be granted based on satisfactory academic performance.

Bursary recipients will be required to work for SATI (or an entity related to the SA Table Grape Industry), for a duration equivalent to the funding received.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not receive any feedback by 31 January 2025, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applications must be done online at: South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) Bursary Application 2025

The online application will require you to provide the following information:
1. Applicants personal details
2. Supporting documentation (per the list below)
3. Academic background
4. Proposed study programme for which you require financial support
5. Total cost and funding requested from SATI
6. Career planning
7. Motivation letter
8. Declaration
 

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

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Tertiary Education (TE) bursary: Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Further Education and Training (FET) bursary: grade 8 certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, if currently studying (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Proof of tertiary acceptance/ registration (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of SASSA grant or pension if applicable, death certificate if deceased)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you are applying for the SATI bursary to study towards a qualification relevant to the table grape industry and its value chain, and how your qualification will allow you to achieve your personal goals (maximum 2 pages)
  • Signed and completed SATI Bursary Declaration (.pdf)

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.