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Cape Wools SA – Bursary Fund 2022 / 2023

Closing Date: 31 October 2022

Cape Wools SA invites qualifying students to apply for Bursary Fund 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies towards Textile or Fashion Design and within the Wool Industry, in the wool or sheep direction.

The bursary may provide cover for the following expenses (based on the decision of the CWSA): registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation, prescribed books and other study-related materials.

Grootfontein Agricultural College students: the bursary will provide for practical on-farm training, up to a maximum value of R20 000 per student, payable to the farmer to defray costs (if required by your institution).

Bursaries will be awarded based on academic merit – they are awarded on an annual basis and are reviewed and paid on a six-monthly basis. Bursaries are not automatically renewed each year – students must comply with the Institution’s rules and conditions and submit satisfactory academic results in order to have their bursary renewed.

Students will be required to undertake vacation work for up to 4 weeks per annum, on an active wool farm. Once students have graduated, they must seek employment at an approved farm or organization within the wool or related industry, for 1 year for each year of funding received.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification in the direction of Textile or fashion design, with a focus on wool
  • You must must meet all the admission requirements of the institution
  • Your final year collection must contain garments made of at least 50% wool
  • Masters degree students: you must focus on wool and its applications
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing studies at an Agricultural College AND tertiary students pursuing fashion and textile design studies
  • Preference will be given to students in their 3rd year of study and onward (Honours/ Masters/ PHD) in a wool or sheep focused direction
  • You must read and agree to all of the terms and conditions on the application form

Grootfontein Agricultural College students must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • You must intend on specializing in wool (Merino production unit) in your 3rd year of study (if applying for bursary funding for 1st or 2nd year)
  • You must maintain a satisfactory academic record and comply with Grootfontein College’s rules and conditions, to qualify for continuation of bursary funding (access to alternative bursary funding and disciplinary action will also be taken into consideration)

How to Apply

Download Cape Wools SA Bursary Fund Application Form 2023 (.pdf) and please submit the form to:

General Manager
Cape Wools SA
P.O. Box 2191
North End

or email to:  bursaries@capewools.co.za

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