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Maize Trust Bursary for Masters and Doctoral Studies 2015

Posted by Sa Bursaries on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Under: Masters and Doctoral Bursaries

Sa Bursaries: Maize Trust Bursary for Masters and Doctoral Studies 2015

Maize Trust Bursary Scheme

Master’s and Doctoral students are invited to apply for the Maize Trust Bursary Scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to financially assist students who are currently enrolled in research areas pertaining to plant breeding; plant physiology; biometry; agronomy; weed science; soil science; soil microbiology; food sciences (relevant to the crop industry); plant entomology; plant nematology; plant pathology; molecular biology; plant biochemistry; agricultural economics; agricultural engineering; livestock sciences; pasture sciences and agricultural meteorology.

Students should meet the following eligibility criteria in order to be considered for the bursaries:


Students must be South African citizens and busy with fulltime study.


The bursaries are only for Masters and Doctoral studies.


The field of study must be relevant to the South African maize industry.


The topic for the thesis must be approved by the Maize Trust.


The Trust requires a curriculum vitae, the full past study particulars, a short summary of the intended thesis and a copy of the ID of every applicant.


A mentor for the study programme must be nominated together with the university where the study will be undertaken and must be approved by the Maize Trust.


Students will be expected to work in the South African maize industry for a period that is the same length as the period for which a bursary was awarded.


The total bursary amount is R73 900 per year for two years for MSc students and R89 450 per year for three years for PhD students.


How to Apply

Download Application form and brochures below

MT Bursary Scheme Advert.pdf

MT Bursary Scheme Application Form.pdf

MT Bursary Scheme Policy Procedure.pdf

MT Bursary Scheme Study Fields.pdf

For further information and application, please contact Louise du Plessis • Tel: +27 (12) 807 3958/4191, e-mail: Application together with the required documents must be submitted to The Maize Trust. The physical address is 477 Witherite Road, The Willows, Pretoria 0184 and the postal address is PO Box 74626, Lynnwood Ridge 0040.

The closing date 31 January 2015.​

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