Hortgro South Africa Bursary Programme 2025

Bursary Overview

Hortgro invites South African learners to apply for the Bursary Programme 2025.

Closing date: Applications close on 15 August 2024

The industry is ever-changing, creating new opportunities in many disciplines that are integral to the agricultural industry.

Hortgro’s bursary programme is designed to develop, educate, and train individuals in critical areas of agriculture. The programme offers:

  • Undergraduate and Post-graduate Bursaries: Financial support for students pursuing relevant degrees.
  • Internships and Mentorships: Hands-on experience and guidance from industry experts.
  • Work-Integrated Learning: Opportunities to gain practical skills and improve employability.
  • Career Development: Building networks, enhancing interpersonal skills, and preparing for the marketplace.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Hortgro bursary, applicants must be:

  • Studying towards an accredited qualification in one of the critical skill areas.
  • Interested in pursuing a career in agriculture in the study fields mentioned below.

Eligible Fields of Study

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Horticulturist (Production/Post-harvest)
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Soil and Water Scientist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Agricultural-Science
  • Project Management
  • Entomology
  • Agri-Management
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Pathology

The bursary programme is aligned with scarce and critical skills and preference will be given to students studying towards these disciplines.

Benefits of the Bursary

Every student will get a mentor who motivates and directs the student throughout their studies. What do we expect from you when you have been granted a bursary?

  • Quarterly updates about your well-being and your studies
  • Submit semester results
  • Good behaviour throughout your studies
  • Attend Hortgro functions

As part of your career development journey, you can also participate in work-integrated learning to enhance your employability. This gives you the opportunity to get practical hands-on experience in the agriculture industry.

How to Apply

By joining Hortgro’s bursary programme, you will be part of a vibrant and essential industry that not only sustains our economy but also nourishes our nation. This is your opportunity to make a difference and build a rewarding career in agriculture.

For more information, contact Hortgro at:

Applicants will be shortlisted and presented to a committee for final selection.

Let’s start growing together! Apply now via the application form below and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in agriculture. Find useful links below:

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