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Agriculture Bursary Opportunity At Winter Cereal Trust

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Research is a vital element of agricultural production. Without dedicated research teams working tirelessly to increase productivity, there is little hope of agricultural production keeping pace with the world’s ever growing need for food

Bursaries are awarded for fields of study relevant to the Small Grains Industry, for Masters and Doctoral qualifications.

The Winter Cereal Trust (WCT) is very aware of this situation. It is particularly relevant in South Africa which has to import most small grains (wheat, barley, oats and rye) on a regular basis to meet the country’s needs.


Students will be required to take up employment within the Small Grains Industry for an equal amount of time as their bursary awarded.

Bursary recipients will be required to attend the 2 day meeting of the Winter Cereal Trust Technical Committee, held in Pretoria during September each year.


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):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Black student (Coloured, Indian or African)
  • Studying towards a Masters or Doctoral qualification OR in final year of undergraduate studies/ studying towards an honours degree (and plan on studying towards a postgrad),
  • Studying in a field related to the Small Grains Industry
  • Thesis topic to be approved by the Winter Cereal Trust
  • Mentor and Co-Promotor to be selected – to be approved by the WCT and university where studies will take place


Opportunity Closing Date: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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