Hortgro Bursary Programme 2021-2022

Hortgro believes that it is essential to provide the necessary support and training to develop a strong workforce and molding the best minds.

Therefore the Hortgro Bursary program was established to assist students who wish to pursue a career in the Agricultural industry. Hortgro’s Bursary program aims to provide financial cover to selected candidates who are academically deserving.

Hortgro was founded in 1652 from planting deciduous fruit trees in the Cape of Good Hope to sell to passing ships. Hortgro has since been involved in the South African fruit export industry and now focuses on production, communication, markets, research, technology, and transformation within the deciduous fruit industry.

Closing Date

This Bursary opens on 15 May 2021 and closes on 15 August 2021.

It is crucial to complete your application form in full and submit all required documents. Please be aware that incomplete and late applications WILL NOT be considered. No applications will be considered if all requirements are not adhered to.

What is the Hortgro Bursary?

This Bursary program was established in 2007 and has contributed over R35 million in funding towards improving the labor force in Agriculture. The Hortgro Bursary aims to assist students who study, or wish to study in Agricultural fields.

This Bursary requires candidates to be studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Students are required to maintain a high academic performance if they wish to be considered for this bursary. Hortgro’s Bursary is set to cover a candidate’s study-related fees, and renewal is based on each year’s academic performance.

Hortgro’s goal is to improve the deciduous fruit industry. To achieve this, they’ve aimed to promote employment and growth within the deciduous fruit industry as it is a major contributor to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Their Bursary program achieves this goal by providing the means to improve labour and bring in more innovative minds for the betterment of Agriculture. Hortgro cares about the people in their industry and the environment they work in. They set high standards for themselves and what they do, and constantly aim for improvement within their industry.


Who Can Apply?

This bursary applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in the fields of Agriculture.

The Hortgro Bursary program expects potential candidates to meet the following requirements:

  • The candidate must be a South African citizen.
  • The candidate must have completed or is currently in Matric.
  • Must be studying or intends to study in an Agricultural field.
  • The candidate must be registered at a recognized tertiary institution.
  • The candidate must meet their institution’s admission requirements for their chosen field of study.

What does the Hortgro Bursary cover?

This bursary only finances a student’s tuition fees, accommodation, and prescribed books. Please be aware that these expenses are not fully covered, and are only funded up to a limited amount.

How to Apply?

If you want to apply for the Hortgro Bursary you will first need to download and complete the application form here:


Don’t forget to make your application complete with the required documents:

  • A certified copy of your ID
  • A certified copy of your Matric certificate, or results if you are still currently in Matric.
  • Latest tertiary academic record if you are studying at a tertiary level.
  • Proof of registration to a tertiary institution.
  • An approximate amount for all related study fees.
  • Certified copy of parent or guardian’s ID.
  • Parent or guardian’s proof of income.
  • Proof of any other financial assistance (where applicable). Eg. Other bursaries or student loans.

Once completed return the application form and all required documents via email to [email protected]

Contact information

If you have any questions relating to Hortgro’s Bursary program. You may contact them through the following methods:

Contact Number: (+27) 21 870 2900

Fax: (888) 755 7585

Email: [email protected]

Address: 258 Main Street, Paarl, 7646

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