The Maize Trust Bursaries 2023

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How to Apply for The Maize Trust Bursaries 2023

Company: The Maize Trust
Location: South Africa
Closing date: 30 September 2023

The Maize 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 the maize industry, which are relevant to the maize industry in South Africa, including the following fields of study:


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 field



  • 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 recognised by the Maize 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 Maize Trust
  • You must be willing to work within the South African maize industry after completing your studies
  • You must have read and agreed to all of the Maize Trust Bursary condition, policies and procedures
  • You must agree to the terms of the Legal Undertaking (Section E) on the application form


The value of the bursary will depend on the level of study:

  • MSc/ Masters by Dissertation students will receive funding up to R95 000 per annum, for 2 years.
  • PhD/ 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 maize industry of South Africa, for a duration of time equal to that of the bursary received.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to Apply Online


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