Cape Wools SA Wool Industry Bursary – 2021/2022

The application for the Cape Wools SA Wool Industry Bursary for the academic year 2021/2022 is now open by Cape Wools SA for all South Africans in South Africa. 


The Cape Wools SA hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the 2021/2022 Bursary. It is meant for students that intend to, or are currently studying towards degree and diploma programmes that are aligned to the following listed below:

  • Wool Industry programmes

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  • The applicant must meet all the relevant admission requirements of the institution.
  • All academic results and reports must be submitted to CWSA as and when issued to the recipient.
  • The recipient will make himself/herself available to meet with CWSA as and when required and requested to do so.
  • All applicants must complete the application form provided by CWSA, with all the documentation attached to it and duly signed by the applicant, before any bursary will be considered.


  • Preference will be given to students at Agricultural Colleges (50% of allocation) or tertiary institutions in the field of fashion and textile design.
  • The following principle will be applied when bursary applications are awarded:
    • 60% of available funding will be earmarked for previously disadvantaged Individuals.
  • Preference will be given to students in their third year of study and upwards, eg. honours, masters or PHD in a wool/sheep focused direction.
  • CWSA shall consider the intended field of study and target qualification and assess its suitability in terms of potential employment within the wool industry.
  • For study at Grootfontein Agricultural College the following criteria will be applied:
  •  To obtain a bursary for 1st and 2nd year, students must undertake to specialize in wool in their 3rd year. (Merino production unit)
  • The continuation of bursary funding is dependant on the academic results of the previous semester / year and in compliance with Grootfontein College’s rules and conditions.
  • Disciplinary action against bursary recipients will also be taken into account when continuation of bursaries is considered.
  • Access to funding of other bursaries will be taken into account.
  • Practical on farm training will be supported if so required by the Institution to a maximum of R20 000 per student, payable to the farmer to defray costs

For Study at Tertiary Institutions in the direction of Textile or fashion design, the focus must be on wool and the final year collection must consist of garments containing at least 50% wool. If a masters degree student is receiving a bursary, the focus should also be on wool and its applications.


  • The applicant must complete the prescribed application form (appendix 1) and submit to CWSA.
  •  The bursary must be used solely for registration, tuition fees, books and materials, compulsory contributions and accommodation provided by a registered tertiary institution. Documentary proof will be required to substantiate the expenditure of the amount
    granted in terms of this Agreement.
  • CWSA reserves the right to reject an application, or terminate a bursary, if considered appropriate, in cases where the recipient receives funding from other bursary schemes.
  • The recipient must furnish CWSA with certified copies of his/her ID and proof of permanent residence.
  • No application shall be considered if submitted without copies of the applicant’s identity document, proof of address and appropriate academic records (matriculation certificate and/or latest course results from an institution).


  • Completed applications need to be submitted on or before 31/10/2021.

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