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Southern African Weed Science Society (SAWSS) – Bursary 2023

Closing Date: 30 September 2022

Southern African Weed Science Society (SAWSS) Bursaries for 2023

Southern African Weed Science Society (SAWSS) invites qualifying student to apply for 2023 Bursary Programme. Bursaries will be awarded forPostgraduate degree studies, in the broad field of Weed Science. Each year, 2 bursaries are awarded each year to the value of R25 000 each, per student.


  • You must be from one of the SADC countries (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, DRC, Angola, Mozambique, Mauritius, Tanzania, Seychelles and Swaziland),
  • You must be registered to study towards a full-time postgraduate degree in the broad field of weed science (diploma studies will NOT be covered)
  • You must be registered to study at a recognised and accredited university in South Africa
  • You must be a paid-up student member of the SAWSS
  • You must have achieved a minimum average of 60% in your previous study year’s course work, towards your postgraduate degree (if applicable)

NB. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the SAWSS executive committee, before a final decision is made.

How to Apply

Download Bursary Application Form

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary academic records (on institutions letterhead)
  • Letter of recommendation from your supervisor 
  • Motivational letter (written by the student, of between 300 and 400 words, explaining their interest in weed science)
  • A completed SAWSS Membership Form (.pdf)

Applications must be posted to:

The SAWSS Secretary

PO Box 180



Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of university registration before the bursary award is paid. They will also be required to submit official results at the end of the study year.

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