Potato Industry Development Trust (PIDT) Bursaries 2021

The Potato Industry Development Trust, through Potatoes South Africa, provides bursaries to diploma, undergraduate and post graduate students studying agriculture at a tertiary institution in South Africa.

The Potato Industry Development Trust (PIDT) Bursary 2021

Applications from students who have an interest in pursuing a research in a potato related field will receive priority.

The primary goals for providing these bursaries are as follows:

Diploma and undergraduate studies

  • To provide talented young students the opportunity to develop their skills and thereby enhance the technical capacity of these enterprises.
  • To provide other deserving students who wish to enter the agricultural industry the opportunity to obtain an appropriate qualification and develop technical skills to find employment in the industry.

Postgraduate studies

  • To make a contribution towards ensuring that well qualified scientists are developed to address the research needs of the potato industry.
  • To increase the potato industry's pool of knowledge.

Candidate Requirements: 

Diploma and undergraduate studies

  • Second year students in the field of agriculture.
  • Students with excellent academic standing.
  • South African citizens.
  • Must provide official proof of registration at a South African tertiary institution.

Postgraduate studies

  • Honours, Masters and PhD students in the field of agriculture - potatoes. (Masters and PhD students to submit a potato related research proposal.)
  • Must have excellent academic standing.
  • South African citizens.
  • Proof of registration at an appropriate South African university

Conditions of Bursary: 

After completion of the studies the student must work for a potato industry related company, organisation or institution in the Republic of South Africa as approved by the Potato Industry Development Trust equivalent to the period of the bursary.


Download and complete the application form. There are applications for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Application forms can be submitted via: 

1) Email: bursaries1@potatoes.co.za (Subject line:  “PIDT Bursary Application: Undergraduate – Your Name” or “PIDT Bursary Application: Postgraduate – Your Name”)
2) Fax: 086 577 9944




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