South African Veterinary Foundation (SAVF) Bursaries Opportunity 2025

South African Veterinary Foundation (SAVF)
South African Veterinary Foundation (SAVF)

South African Veterinary Foundation (SAVF) Bursaries Opportunity 2025. South African Veterinary Foundation (SAVF) invites students to apply for Bursary Programme 2024 academic year.

About South African Veterinary Foundation (SAVF)

The South African Veterinary Foundation was founded in 1984 and is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) (registration number 1984 / 003967 / 08) and is registered with the Department of Social Development as a registered Public Benefit Organisation with registration number 930001649. The foundation was established to raise money to promote a greater understanding of animals by means of research and an informed public. To promote and advance Veterinary and other Biological Sciences in all their aspects. This includes supporting veterinary research at all levels, to fund bursaries for veterinary studies and to invest and administer various financial portfolios in order to promote the knowledge, image and status of the Veterinary and Paraveterinary Professions and practice within Southern Africa resulting in improved quality of life for animal and man.

Closing Date: 30 April 2024

Bursaries will be awarded for studies towards a BVSc (Veterinary Science) qualification, at the University of Pretoria.


The SAVF bursary will be awarded to 4 students, to the value of R10 000 each. 2 bursaries will be awarded to 4th year students and 2 bursaries will be awarded to 5th year students.

There will be no service contract or work back obligation on completion of studies.


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 studying towards a BVSc degree (Veterinary Science), within the Faculty of Veterinary Science
  • You must be studying at the University of Pretoria
  • You must be entering your 4th or 5th year of study
  • You must be in need of financial assistance
  • You must have achieved a minimum average of result 60% in your examinations
  • You must be actively involved in student activities (this can include sport, cultural activities, or any other aspect of student life)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at: SAVF Bursary Application 2025

The application process includes the following steps:

  • Filling in your personal information, including your full name, email address, contact numbers, current year of study, student number
  • Answering 10 multiple choice questions about the SAVF

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Brief Curriculum Vitae
  • 2023 full academic record (in PDF format)
  • Breakdown of your current student debt

Note: attachments must NOT be larger than 25mb each and can be uploaded in various formats.