Citrus Academy Bursary 2025 – Apply Now

The Citrus Academy is now accepting applications for its 2025 academic year bursary program. The bursaries will be awarded for studies within Agricultural courses relating to citrus production or research. In 2006, the Citrus Academy founded the Citrus Academy Bursary Fund which is now the biggest private bursary fund in primary agriculture, as well as one of the biggest in the primary sector.

The Citrus Academy was established in 2005, founded by the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) of Southern Africa as a way to develop human resources within the citrus industry of Southern Africa. 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.

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. The bursary will provide partial cover – it does not provide full funding.

Application Requirements for The Citrus Academy Bursary

Applicants must meet the criteria below before applying. Below are the application requirements for the Amazon Bursary;

  • You must be a citizen of South Africa, Zimbabwe, or Swaziland
  • You must have completed the Matric
  • You must be studying full-time or part-time, towards a qualification in a field related to citrus production or research.
  • You must be entering your 2nd year or higher year of study in 2025
  • You must be studying at a recognized and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa (Universities, Colleges, or Universities of Technology)
  • You must be interested in pursuing a career within the citrus industry
  • You must meet all the criteria within the Citrus Academy Bursary Agreement (.pdf)

Candidates will be selected based on the following main criteria: previously disadvantaged status, relevant field of study, academics, financial need, background relation to the citrus industry, gender (female students will receive preference), and disability (students living with disabilities are encouraged to apply).

How to Apply for The Citrus Academy Bursary 2025

Applications must be submitted online at Citrus Academy Bursary Application 2025

Enter “” in the field asking how you heard about the Citrus Academy bursary.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Passport or ID document, if a citizen of Zimbabwe or Swaziland
  • Secondary education results (certified copy)
  • Most recent tertiary academic record (certified copy)
  • Motivational essay explaining the following: why you wish to study further, your background in the citrus industry, and how you will give back to the citrus industry and citrus enterprise when you have completed your studies (max 500 words)
  • Details of your proposed research project (postgraduate students)

Also See: Amazon Bursary 2025 – Apply Now

Selection Process for The Citrus Academy Bursary

  • Applicants will receive a notification after their application has been successfully submitted.
  • After the bursary has closed for application, candidates will be scored according to a weighted scoring system and ranked.
  • Postgraduate applications will be scored in terms of importance and priority, by citrus researchers and academics in various fields. Postgraduate students must provide details of their research project and supervisor to facilitate this process.
  • After the scoring process is complete, top candidates will be shortlisted alongside current bursary recipients who will be continuing their studies.
  • Shortlisted candidates will then be submitted for approval and thereafter funding will be secured.
  • Successful candidates will be informed between the middle of December 2024 and the middle of January 2025. If you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Closing Date for The Citrus Academy Bursary

15 September 2024.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

Contact Details

If you have any inquiries or require support, the institution’s help center is readily available to address your concerns. Feel free to reach out and connect with the dedicated team at the specified address for prompt and efficient assistance.

Tel: 031 765 3410 / 031 765 3412 / 086 546 7808


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