Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries South Africa 2023 – 2024

Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries South Africa 2023 – 2024

Potatoes SA Bursary 2023 – 2024

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ABOUT THE COMPANY – POTATO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Potatoes South Africa is focused on serving, promoting and protecting the interests of the potato industry within South Africa. The company’s Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the countries the potato producers’ interests and the overall potato industry is served constituted.

The Potato Industry Development Trust (PIDT) was established in 2004 in order to assist students with funding within the agricultural field of study. The Trust’s goal is to ensure the continuity of skilled employees in the country’s potato industry.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & SERVICE CONTRACT

Potatoes South Africa (PSA) is inviting students to apply for bursary funding, for the 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields:

  • Undergraduate studies: Agricultural fields (Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Plant Production, Soil Science)
  • Postgraduate studies: Honours, Masters or PhD – with a Potato Related Topic

Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Potatoes SA Bursary.
 

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Students will also have the opportunity to take part in an internship and a work experience program, in order to enhance their skills and secure employment opportunities.
 

Once students have completed their studies, they will be required to work for a potato-industry-related organisation, company or institution for an amount of time equal to their bursary award.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by no later than 28 February 2023 – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POTATOES SA BURSARY

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):
Undergraduate students:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying full-time towards an undergraduate qualification, in one of the Agricultural fields listed above
  • You must be entering your 2nd or higher year of study
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record

Postgraduate students:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying full-time towards an Honours, Masters or PhD qualification, with a Potato Related Topic
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE POTATOES SA BURSARY

Download and complete the relevant bursary application form:

Undergraduate studies: PIDT Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate)  (.docx)

Postgraduate studies: PIDT Bursary Application Form (Postgraduate) (.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):
Undergraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Qualification certificates (certified copies)
  • Latest academic transcripts/ records (on institutions letterhead)
  • Admission letter from a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Any additional documents that may be relevant to your application

Postgraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Qualification certificates (certified copies)
  • Latest academic transcripts/ records (on institutions letterhead)
  • Academic reports of all Degrees or Diplomas completed (on institutions letterhead)
  • Admission letter from a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Colour photograph (full length)
  • Masters and PhD students: progress report/ recommendation letter from a supervisor
  • Any additional documents that may be relevant to your application

Applications must be submitted to the Bursary Department via email: bursaries1@potatoes.co.za
(Insert the words “Potatoes SA Bursary Application” and “Undergraduate” or “Postgraduate” in the email subject line).
 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE POTATOES SA BURSARY

31 October 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Potatoes SA directly:
Tel: 012 349 1906
Email: bursaries1@potatoes.co.za

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