Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Kirstenbosch Scholarship 2016

The above Scholarship was established in 1966 to enable suitably qualified candidates to aid in the preservation of the indigenous flora of South Africa.

The value of this Scholarship is R80 000 per annum, plus accommodation at a very minimal fee and will be tenable for a period of two years.  

As from 2016, the Kirstenbosch Scholarship will include studies towards a B Tech Horticulture.  Future alignment will be considered in light of proposed curriculum changes at higher education level.  

The B Tech research project must be focused on generating knowledge about propagation, cultivation and conservation of indigenous South African plants.

Prospective applicants are invited to submit potential project proposals.

Applications are invited from candidates, possessing the following:

1. National Diploma Horticulture
2. South African nationality
3. A special aptitude for botany and research work connected with indigenous flora
4. A valid driver’s license

All applications will be considered with the understanding that preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.

The person, to whom an award of a Scholarship is made, shall be bound to enter into an agreement between himself/herself and the South African National Biodiversity Institute and will be based at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town.

Note that the South African National Biodiversity Institute will not bear the cost of the successful candidate’s transport to and from his/her present place of residence and Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, at commencement and termination of the Scholarship.

Closing date for applications:  9 October 2015

Applications should be submitted to:

The Secretary
 P O Box 868, Ferndale, 2160   /   Tel: (011) 061-5000   /   Fax: 086 688 7005

Please click here for the application form. 
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