ADSA Bursary 2024

About ADSA

ADSA stands for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, a professional organization for registered dieticians in the country.

Established in 1987, ADSA is a non-profit organization aiming to promote the nutritional well-being of the country and serving as a community for the dieticians in South Africa. It is a  national organization and  includes all registered professionals in dietetics. The company supports the growth and development of the profession in the country.

ADSA provides a comprehensive continuing professional development (CPD) system. The organization was created to act as a voice for the needs of dieticians in the country. It now has more than a thousand employees under its wings and eight regional branches present in Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng South, Kwazulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern Province, Pretoria, and Western Cape.

ADSA Bursary

ADSA Bursary 2024

ADSA is awarding bursaries to students for the upcoming academic year to pursue an undergraduate degree in dietetics studies. The bursary aims to provide benefits for students coming from disadvantaged individuals who would not be able to pursue education in the dietetics field otherwise.

The bursary will provide R30, 000 every year, partially covering expenses of accommodation, registration fees, textbooks, and other related expenses. Also, it will cover the fees for the remaining years of the degree course i.e., from the 2nd to the 4th year. The amount will be directly paid into the university account after the bursary panel receives a statement containing the name and ID number of the student.

Shortlisted candidates will receive ADSA student membership during their study duration. After completing their studies, the students have to work in South Africa at least for the duration of the bursary received. This time excludes community service periods. Selected candidates have to work as active members of ADSA at the local branch for the same period as well.

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the ADSA bursary, candidates have to serve the following criteria to be considered eligible for the bursary

  • The candidate should be a citizen of South Africa
  • The applicant must be pursuing a dietician course and in their first year of degree and entering the second year in the upcoming academic year (The bursary covers from 2nd- 4th year of study)
  • The applying candidate must require financial assistance
  • The candidate must be passionate about health issues and food science and must have strong leadership skills and participate actively in their school

How To Apply?

To apply for the bursary, click here

You need to submit the application online.

Documents Required

To ensure your candidature for the bursary is accepted, the following documents are required

  • Certified copy of ID documents
  • Certified copies of recent academic results
  • A motivational letter of a maximum of 300 words should be sent to support your application
  • Parents or guardians’ income proof (If employed, latest payslips; if unemployed, affidavits; if receiving a pension, then latest pension receipts; if deceased, then death certificates should be provided)
  • Supporting documents of proof of employment and reference letters

Closing Date

The closing date for the ADSA Bursary 2023 is 8 December 2023. Submitting the application form within the given deadline is essential for your application to be considered for the bursary.

Contact Details

For queries related to the bursary, please contact the Association for Dietetics in South Africa directly:


Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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