Subtrop SAAGA Bursary 2021-2022

The South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA) is a member of the South African Subtropical Growers’ Association (Subtrop). SAAGA offers bursaries to university students to enable them to gain knowledge and an understanding, through training, to enter the avocado industry in South Africa.

The SAAGA bursary is offered to students for studies towards a BSc (Agric) or equivalent degrees majoring in Horticultural Science or Agricultural Economics / Agribusiness.

The bursary is specifically aimed at previously disadvantaged students. 

Closing date

The closing date for your applications is the 31st of October 2021.

About the Subtrop SAAGA Bursary

As described above, SAAGA is an association of Subtrop. Subtrop manages the South African Avocado Association (SAAGA), the South African Litchi Growers Association (SALGA), and the South African Mango Growers’ Association (SAMGA).

The students who are awarded the bursary will be required to work for Subtrop for each year that the bursary is awarded. SAAGA will assist the student in finding a position within the company.

Students must, wherever possible, focus their seminars and projects that they take part in on the avocado industry. If there is no position available, there is no obligation on the student to repay the bursary funds. 

Who Can Apply?

The SAAGA bursary is for students of colour studying towards a BSc (Agric) or equivalent degree majoring in Horticultural Science and related fields, or Agricultural Economics.


Students who are awarded the bursary are required to fulfill the obligations outlined by Subtrop. They must want to pursue their career in the industry and/or its value chain.

It is important to note that if the recipient does not pass the course, SAAGA will discontinue the bursary and the student will have to pay back the bursary over a set amount of time.

  • South African citizen
  • Student of colour
  • Completed grade 12
  • Studying a BSc (Agric) or equivalent degree majoring in Horticultural Science and related fields, or Agricultural Economics 

What does the Subtrop SAAGA Bursary cover?

The coverage of the bursary differs from student to student and will be discussed with each successful applicant, these will be reviewed annually by a panel. They are relooked at each year of the bursary. 

How to Apply?

To apply for the Subtrop SAAGA Bursary is straightforward. All you need to do is go to their website, download the application form, and fill in all your details – Subtrop SAAGA Bursary Application.

*Please note that there is an Online Application link, however it is not functioning.

There are three sections to be completed on the form: Personal Details, University Details, and Details of 3 References.

In addition, please attach the following documents. Your ID, matric certificate, and university academic record must be certified.

  • Identity document
  • Matric certificate
  • University academic record
  • A brief Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Details of any other bursary or scholarship which you may hold
  • A motivation letter as to why you should be considered for the bursary

Once you have completed the application form, please email all the documents to Ms. Delané Landman:

Subtrop SAAGA Contact Information

Phone Number: +27 (0)15 307 3676/7

Email Address:

Address: 13 Peace Street, Arbor Park, Tzaneen

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