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Citrus Academy: Bursary Programme 2021 / 2022

Citrus Academy: Bursary Programme 2021 / 2022

Citrus Academy careers

Citrus Academy: Bursary Programme 2021 / 2022

Citrus Academy invites students to apply for the bursary programme for the year 2021 / 2022.

About Citrus Academy:


The Citrus Academy was established in 2005 and is a non-profit company, founded by the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) of Southern Africa as a way to develop human resources within the citrus industry of Southern African. The Academy is responsible for addressing issues and challenges faced by the citrus industry, namely scarce and critical skills; quality of skills delivery; black economic empowerment; employment equity and low production skills levels.

In 2006, the Academy founded the Citrus Academy Bursary Fund and is now the biggest private bursary fund in primary agriculture, as well as one of the biggest in the primary sector.

About The Citrus Academy Bursary:


The Citrus Academy are inviting students who are studying in a field related to citrus production or research, to apply for the bursary award. The Citrus Academy bursary is awarded to deserving students each year, and will be awarded for the following fields for the 2022 academic year:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Management
  • Agricultural Production
  • Entomology
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Production
  • Soil Science

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed books, stationery, accommodation, meals and research costs (for postgraduate students), as well as other study-related expenses. Students will also be assisted with finding suitable vacation work in relation to their studies.

Bursary recipients are required to maintain a minimum D average and not fail any main subjects, in order to receive funding each year.

Undergraduate, diploma and certificate students are required to undertake vacation work each year, for a minimum period of 4 weeks. On completion of their studies, students will be required to take up employment within the citrus industry, for a period of time equal to their bursary award.

Students must read and agree to the Citrus Academy Bursary Agreement and Code of Conduct (which can be found under the “Student obligations” tab).

Minimum Requirements:


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 OR a citizen of Zimbabwe or Swaziland
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying towards a qualifications relating to citrus production or research, specifically one of the fields mentioned above
  • You must be studying full time or part time at a recognised South African tertiary institute (University/ University of Technology/ College)
  • You must be entering your 2nd or higher year of study in 2022
  • You must be interested in pursuing a career within the citrus industry

Selection criteria will be based on the following factors:

  • Previously disadvantaged status
  • Field of study
  • Academic record
  • Proven financial need
  • Background relevant to the citrus industry
  • Gender (female students are given preference)
  • Disability status

Closing Date: 15 September 2021

How To Apply:


Click Here To Apply Online For Citrus Academy Bursary Programme 2021 / 2022

Please note: applications received via email, fax, post or hand delivery will NOT be accepted.

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