Cape Wools SA Bursary Fund

By | December 31, 2019

Cape Wools SA Bursary Fund


Cape Wools SA: Bursaries 2022 -

Cape Wools SA Bursary Fund

About Cape Wools SA

Cape Wools SA (CWSA) was established as an association in 1997 and is currently the South African Wool Industry’s official industry representative organization. Cape Wools are responsible for representing the interests of the wool processors, wool buyers, wool buyers, wool traders, wool brokers, small stock breeders, the wool testing group and labour.

The mission of the organization is to provide support to the wool industry of South Africa, by way of research and development, market intelligence and promotion through projects.

The Wool Industry Bursary Trust was formed to financially assist students towards obtaining a tertiary qualification relating to employment in the South African wool industry. Bursaries are awarded within the Textile/ Fashion Design field, with focus on wool studies.

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

Bursaries are awarded on an annual basis and are renewed based on the students’ academic performance.

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS -Cape Wools SA Bursary Fund South Africa 2023-2024

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):

  • South African citizen
  • Studying or intend on studying towards a qualification in the wool industry
  • Must meet all the admission requirements of the institution
  • Preference will be given to Agricultural College students 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)
  • Grootfontein Agricultural College students:
    • Must specialize in wool in 3rd year if needing a bursary for 1st or 2nd year
  • Textile/ Fashion Design studies at tertiary institute:
    • Must be focused on wool
    • Final year collection must include garments which contain a minimum of 50% wool
    • Must be focused on wool and its applications (masters degree student)


Download and complete the Cape Wools SA Bursary Fund Application Form (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest Matric results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary academic results, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration at a tertiary institution (on the tertiary institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of residence (certified copy)
  • Proof of any other bursaries applied for on received
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded a bursary

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email:

2) Post:
The General Manager
Cape Wools SA
P.O. Box 2191
North End
Port Elizabeth


(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Cape Wool SA directly:
Tel: 041 484 4301
Email: /

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