South African Veterinary Foundation 2020 Bursary Programme

The South African Veterinary Foundation is inviting qualified individuals who are interested in submitting an application to qualify for the Foundation’s Bursary Programme offering for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The South African Veterinary Foundation will be choosing two (2) candidates to receive bursary funding for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. In conjunction with Lakato Veterinary Wholesalers, the SAVF awards the bursary amounting to R10 000 for each bursar.

To date, the programme has allotted a total bursary amount of R215 500. Bursary funding comes from the Pet Memorial Fund including generous cash donations from Lakato, Professional Provident Societies and Mercantile Bank

The bursary coverage is not a big amount as it is a way to augment the financial resources of the beneficiary to manage the annual expenses of pursuing veterinary science. Students who are active in campus activities and with good scholastic records are likely to get the bursary award with no obligation to repay the bursary amount.

What are the requirements?

Applicants must be able to satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements listed below:

  • Taking up BVSc IV or V
  • Proven need for financial assistance to further veterinary studies
  • Obtained a 60% average exam marks
  • Actively participates in student activities (e.g. sports, cultural events or other aspects of student life

What is the selection process?

  • Applicants will need to successfully complete a 10-item multiple-choice regarding the SAVF
  • Financially-constrained but academically-inclined
  • Actively participates in student events

How to apply?

Candidates who meet the prescribed minimum requirements and would like to apply for bursary support will need to access the application page and fill it out accordingly.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 31 March 2020.

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