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Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursaries 2023

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursaries 2023. The entire application details for Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursaries can be accessed below.


Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursaries

Meat Industry Trust (MIT) hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the bursary programme for the 2023 academic year.

The Meat Industry Trust (MIT) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year. The bursary will cover Postgraduate studies (Master’s or Doctorate degree), relating to at least 1 of the following fields:

  • Consumer Health & Acceptance
  • Economics / Marketing
  • Environment
  • Genetics / Genomics / Breeding
  • Health / Bio-security / Welfare
  • Hygiene / Product Safety & Quality
  • Nutrition
  • Production / Management
  • Rangeland / Pasture
  • Reproduction
  • Slaughter / Carcass

The field(s) of study must be with regard to the following red meat species: Cattle / Goats / Pigs / Sheep.


The aim of the MIT bursary is to enhance the SA red meat industry scientifically, through research related to the improvement, production, manufacturing, processing, storing, or marketing of red meat or red meat products, livestock welfare and supports the development of human capital.

The bursary will be awarded based on 2 main criteria:
1) Academic record and scientific quality of the project proposal
2) Contribution the project and acquired expertise could make to the South African red meat industry

The bursary will be awarded to the value of R60 000 per annum, which will be paid in 2 installments. The final value of the scholarship is R120 000 for 2 consecutive years, for Master’s Degree studies and R180 000 for 3 consecutive years, for Doctor’s Degree studies.

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The bursary is awarded for 1 academic year at a time and is renewable each year based on satisfactory academic performance.

Bursary recipients will be required to submit annual progress reports, which will then be evaluated by the BWC, to confirm if students may proceed with the study.

Final selection will take place within 1 month of the closing date, at a meeting of the Bursary Working Committee. All applicants will receive feedback on their application soon after the meeting.



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 4-year degree, at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must intend on studying full-time toward a master’s or doctorate degree in 2022
  • You must study at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must meet the criteria at your selected tertiary institution, for your master’s or doctorate degree
  • You must NOT be employed
  • You must agree to all the terms and conditions on the application form
  • Candidates with other bursaries may apply, however, the details of the bursaries applied for and awarded must be declared, as well as any conditions that may conflict with this bursary

How to Apply

Download and complete the Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursary Application Form (.docx)

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 Passport (certified copy)
  • Passport-sized photograph (head and shoulders only)
  • All tertiary qualifications (certified copy)
  • Full academic record for each qualification relating to your application (on university letterhead)
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Note: each document must be labeled in the following format: “your full name; document name” and must be in pdf format.

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Email: [email protected]
(Insert the words “MIT Bursary Application” in the email subject line).


– Post/ Hand delivery:
Meat Industry Trust
Bursary Working Committee
318 The Hillside Street & S Village Road