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Agbiz Centenary Bursaries 2023

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Agbiz Centenary Bursaries 2023. The entire application details for the Agbiz Centenary Bursaries can be accessed below.


Agbiz Centenary Bursaries

The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) invites students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for Master’s or Ph.D. degree studies, in Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness Management-related fields.


The bursary will be awarded to a total value of R41 000, for 1 academic year of study. Students must reapply for funding each year and may be funded if academic performance is satisfactory.

Bursary payments will be made student’s university account (unless otherwise agreed), in February 2023.

The successful bursary recipient will be contacted by mid-January 2023 – if you do not receive any feedback by this time, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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 a relevant undergraduate degree or you must be in your final year toward obtaining an undergraduate qualification
  • You must have registered or qualified to register for a postgraduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) degree in Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness Management-related fields
  • You must have registered or qualified to register at a recognized and accredited university in South Africa, in 2023
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for all major subjects
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Bursary recipients will be selected based on the following main criteria:
1. Academic merit, on the study record to date and relevant contribution of the field of research to agribusiness.
2. Preference will be given to students with the most relevant field of study (or proposed field of study), as well as students willing to take guidance from Agbiz in formulating their research topic.
3. Bursary applications for a specific purpose and motivation, therefore.


How to Apply

Download Agbiz Centenary Bursary Application Form 2023 (.doc)

Applicants should also read and agree to the Agbiz Centenary Bursary T&Cs (.pdf) before applying.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document or other proof of SA citizenship (certified copy)
  • Full academic record to date, of your undergraduate degree (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of registration for 2023 or letter from the Department Head confirming qualification for admission (on the institutions letterhead)
  • Recommendation letter from your academic supervisor or head of the department (maximum 1 page)
  • Motivational letter, stating why you should be awarded the bursary and how you will use the bursary (maximum 1 page) (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
  • Declaration of any other bursary funding or support received, if applicable (on the application form)

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways

– Email: [email protected]
(Insert the words “Agbiz Centenary Bursary Application 2023” in the email subject line).

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– Post:
PO Box 76297
Lynnwood Ridge

  • All applicants will receive an email confirmation that their application was received.
  • Applications that are incomplete (i.e. missing documentation or information on the application form) or late, will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Bursary recipients must ensure their academic supervisor or head of the department submits biannual progress reports to Agbiz, in the 2nd term and last term of the year, in order for Agbiz to evaluate students’ progress. These reports must be submitted by an academic supervisor or head of the department, to Liezl Esterhuizen ([email protected]).
  • The bursary will be terminated if: the student does not continue the year of study or the student does not show satisfactory progress (up to the standards of the academic supervisor, head of the department, and Agbiz’s assessment). In this case, students will be required to pay back the bursary received, with interest.
  • Bursary recipients will be required to sign a formal agreement with Agbiz.
  • Applicants who are receiving bursary funding, scholarship, or sponsoring from another source, must declare this on their application form. Failure to declare this information will result in automatic disqualification.