Sasol Agriculture Trust: Bursaries 2023

Sasol Agriculture Trust: Bursaries 2023

Sasol Agriculture Trust is inviting South African students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 30 September

Bursaries will be awarded for Postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) studies, within the agricultural industry.

Fields of study may include (but are not limited to) the following:

Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Meteorology
Agricultural Writers
Conservation Agriculture
Data Science
Demand Planner
Food Sciences (relevant to the crop industry)
Livestock Science
Molecular Biology
Pasture Science
Plant Biochemistry
Plant Breeding
Plant Entomology
Plant Nematology
Plant Pathology
Plant Physiology
Plant Virology
Precision Agriculture
Seed Applied Technologies
Soil Microbiology
Soil Science
Weed Science
Other related fields

About our Bursaries

Bursary funds will be paid out according to the submitted and approved progress reports by the bursary recipient and their supervisor, with the first installment to be paid in January 2023.

Once students have graduated, they must work within the agricultural industry of South Africa, for a duration of time equal to that of the bursary received.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to partake in telephonic interviews. Successful applicants will be notified within 8 weeks of the application closing date – if you do not receive any feedback within this time frame, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

The values of the Bursary will depend on the level of study:

  • MSc/ Masters by Dissertation students will receive funding up to R99 750 per annum, for 2 years.
  • Ph.D./ Doctoral Research students will receive funding up to R131 250 per annum for 3 years.

Requirements you need to apply for Bursary 2023

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 a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time towards a Masters or Doctoral qualification relevant to the South African agricultural industry
  • You must be studying or enrolled to study at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other funding or bursary awards (unless agreed to by the Trust)
  • You must intend on conducting a dissertation/ thesis on a topic that has been approved by the Trust
  • You must be willing to work within the South African agricultural industry after completing your studies
  • You must have read and agreed to all of the Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursary conditions, policies, and procedures
  • You must agree to the terms of the Legal Undertaking (Section E) on the application form

How to apply for Bursary 2023

Applications must be submitted online at Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursary Application 2022

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):

  • ID document or Passport (certified copy – not older than 3 months old)
  • Colour ID photo
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Details of the proposed research, including working research title, description of research, and Gantt chart
  • Full tertiary academic record, including latest results (on institutions letterhead)
  • Motivational letter to support your application, including details of your academic abilities, financial need, and future career goals
  • Proof of tertiary registration and fee statement (on institutions letterhead) (if not yet available, please submit these documents after being registered)

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