Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursary 2023/2024 | How to Apply

Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursary Application 2023/2024, See How to apply for Sasol Agriculture Trust leadership program 2023/2024 here, requirements, eligibility, and application closing date 2023/2024.

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Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursary Application Details 2023/2024 | How to Apply

Sasol Agriculture Trust: Bursaries for 2023

The Sasol Agriculture Trust is inviting students to apply for postgraduate bursary funding, for the 2023 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded for Masters and Doctoral studies, within fields of study that are relevant to the South African agricultural industry, including the following:

Fields of study:

  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Agricultural Writers
  • Biometry
  • 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


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 full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study (Masters by Dissertation or Doctoral qualifications only)
  • You must be studying at a tertiary institution recognized by the Trust (University, College or Technikon)
  • 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
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The value of the bursary will be determined by the Trust each year, and will depend on the level of study:

  • MSc/ Masters by Dissertation students will receive funding up to R95 000 per annum, for 2 years.
  • Ph.D./ Doctoral Research students will receive funding up to R125 000 per annum for 3 years.

The first bursary installment will be paid in January 2023. Bursary funding will be paid according to the submitted and approved progress reports, by the student and their supervisor.

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.

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