South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) Bursary 2022

About the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS)

The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS), formerly known as the South African Society of Animal Production (SASAP) was established on April 28, 1961. The society is home to animal scientists coming from distinct agricultural industries, such as research and training fields, animal science fields and even the livestock industry.

The main objective of the society is to advance animal science and aid viable animal production systems, whilst also retaining natural resources and the environment. All of this aims to eventually serve in the interests of human welfare.

Qualified people, local as well as international, are invited to join the society by taking up the membership.

About the SASAS Bursary Programme

The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) is inviting brilliant young Postgraduate candidates to apply for the bursary for the academic year 2022. Bursary funding will be awarded for studies towards Masters or Honours degree in Animal Science/Animal Production.

The bursary will be awarded to the students who are a member of the society and have graduated from a South African University. The bursary amount awarded to the successful applicant will be decided by the Council. The amount of bursary will be paid in 2 installments (one each year) to the accepted candidates directly, on the condition that their membership has not lapsed.

Membership is open to any suitably qualified candidate involved with animal production whose accomplishments contribute to the scientific knowledge of animal production or to its application to agriculture. Membership is open to citizens of all countries across the globe, and applications from other countries in Africa and developing countries worldwide are encouraged.

Anyone who wants a member of the society needs to complete the application form for applying or for renewing their membership either through registration or payment of their membership fees. Some of the key benefits of membership include access to the ‘members’ login’, Council news, members’ database and important notices posted on the website. Furthermore, members also get access to reduced rates for congress registration and discounted rates for placements of ads on the website.

Who should apply?

To be eligible for this SASAS bursary programme, the applicant must fulfill the below-given minimum entry criteria:

  • Applicant must be a postgraduate student who has graduated from a recognized and accredited South African University (Nationality is not a restriction)
  • The applicant must be a student member of the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS). If not a member, click here to apply for membership.
  • Applicant must have achieved excellent academic performance (cum laude)
  • Applicant must intend to pursue education within any well-known animal science fields of study at any university in South Africa
  • Applicant must be qualified with at least a BSc (Agric.) in Animal Science or Animal Production
  • Applicant must be a Postgraduate student registered to undertake the Master’s degree within 4 years and the Honours degree within 2 years in Animal Science/Animal Production at a South African university.

How do I apply?

The application form is available here: SASAS Post-Graduate Bursary Application Form or from the SASAS Secretary.

Complete the application form and submit it with the supporting documents via email.

Documents Required

Candidates must submit the supporting documents along with the completed application form:

  • Official study record
  • Recommendation by study leader
  • A certified copy of the graduation certificate for degrees acquired by the applicant in the past
  • Certified copy of an official statement of all previously completed subjects and symbols, undergraduate as well as postgraduate (as applicable).

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted via email to

In the email subject line, candidates must insert the sentence “SASAS Bursary Application 2022”.

Application Deadline?

All candidates must submit the SASAS bursary programme applications before 28 February 2022. 

In case of failure to submit applications before this date will directly result in your application being rejected.

Contact Information

For any queries related to the bursary programme, you can get in touch with the SASAS directly via:


Tel: 012 361 2333

After the closing date, please do NOT send any queries to the above-given contact info.

Note: Due recognition of the bursary must be given in any publication or thesis accruing from the study.

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