Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursaries 2024: Funding for 18 Different Study Fields in Agriculture

About the Sasol Agriculture Trust
The Sasol Agriculture Trust is an establishment that has committed themselves to improve the local agricultural industry by lending their hands and support to creating enterprise development projects and giving the necessary means for emerging farmers. Having a strong focus on the training programmes and education to boost their local potential, the Sasol Agriculture Trust has played an integral role in the development of their country.

About the Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursaries 2024
Sasol Agriculture Trust is offering several bursary programmes for South African students who require postgraduate funding in their Agricultural studies. The Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursaries is specifically designed to financially support individuals who are enrolled in either a Master’s program focused on dissertation research or pursuing a doctoral degree.

1. Master’s Degree with Dissertation:
Bursaries amounting to R99,750 per year, for a duration of two years, applicable to MSc candidates. The disbursement of bursaries will strictly adhere to progress reports submitted and authorized by both the student and their academic supervisor.

2. Doctoral Research:
Bursaries amounting to R131,250 per year, lasting for a period of three years, designated for PhD candidates. The allocation of bursaries will strictly follow the submission and endorsement of progress reports by both the student and their academic supervisor.

It’s important to note that applying for this bursary does not create a binding agreement for the Sasol Agriculture Trust to grant the bursary, nor does it guarantee the awarding of any bursaries.

The initial payment for the bursaries is made in January of each year, and the continued support is contingent upon receiving a positive evaluation from the student’s academic supervisor.

The Sasol Agriculture Trust evaluates the recipient’s progress based on their supervisor’s reports, determining if the recipient is making satisfactory progress in their studies. Additionally, recipients are expected to submit both a printed and digital version of their completed thesis or dissertation after finishing their academic program, which will then be shared on pertinent industry websites.

The Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursaries is available for the studies below:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biometry
  • Weed Science
  • Plant Entomology
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Food Sciences (relevant to crops)
  • Plant Nematology
  • Pasture Science
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Livestock Science
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Agronomy
  • Soil Science

Eligibility Criteria
Do you believe you have what it takes to apply for a Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursaries? Please submit your application as soon as possible! But first, you must review the program’s qualifying requirements. These factors will decide whether or not you are a good candidate. If you want to double-check your qualifications, please see the qualifying requirements listed below. If you want to increase your chances of success, it’s best if you meet all of the times on the following list.

The Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursaries Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Those applying must possess South African citizenship.
  • Applicants should be accepted for full-time enrollment at their chosen educational institution.
  • Sasol Agriculture Trust scholarships are exclusively granted for Master’s and Doctoral studies.
  • The chosen field of study should be pertinent to the agricultural sector in South Africa.
  • Successful candidates should not be receiving financial support from other sources concurrently.
  • Prior approval from Sasol Agriculture Trust is required for the research proposal of the dissertation/thesis before the commencement of studies.
  • If a scholarship is granted, the recipient must formalize a bursary agreement with Sasol Agriculture Trust.
  • The university overseeing the study program must assign an approved supervisor, a step subject to Sasol Agriculture Trust’s approval.
  • It is the Student’s duty to inform the Supervisor about the need to register on our website for the specific Bursary Scheme. The supervisor can obtain the URL from the student or upon request.
  • Upon receipt of a bursary, applicants are expected to contribute to the South African agricultural industry for a period equal to the bursary’s duration.

Application Instructions
Download the Official Application Form: Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursaries 2024.

Applications must be sent to this email address: [email protected] (with the subject “SAT Bursary”).

Candidates must go through the questions before entering their personal information in the boxes. Make certain that the information you offer accurately represents your actual situation. In order for an individual to be considered for this bursary, they must have officially applied by the specified deadline, completed the application form, and provided all required supplementary documents.

You will also need to upload the following documents:

    • An application form that has been filled out in its entirety,
    • An authenticated reproduction of a South African identity document or passport,
    • An up-to-date resume or CV,
    • The most recent academic transcript or academic record from an authorized source,
    • Verification of enrollment and a statement of fees (if accessible).

Your applications will be reviewed by the whole selection committee, which will include you, and any information you provide will be kept strictly secret. As a result, you should conduct a comprehensive check to ensure that no false information is provided. If there is evidence that candidates are supplying false information, they may be put in a potentially hazardous scenario.

The information you submit will be used by the selection committee to register you for the event. By submitting your applications, you authorize the committee to use your personal information for this purpose.

Candidates must submit their applications using the above-mentioned website. Attempts to submit materials by other methods, such as hand delivery or fax, will be rejected by the application committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursaries must be submitted before the closing date on 30 September 2023.

Please submit your applications as soon as feasible. Early registration might help you secure a seat throughout the registration period. Furthermore, it avoids any unwelcome last-minute surprises, such as unexpectedly excessive Internet traffic or missing papers.

Applications for the program must be filed before the deadline. The selection committee will not accept late applications, and such entries will be rejected from the program.

The selection process involves conducting phone interviews with a shortlist of applicants, and successful candidates will be notified of the outcome within an 8-week period following the application deadline. If no communication is received from Sasol Agriculture Trust within this 8-week period, applicants may assume that their application was not successful.

During the recruiting period, Sasol Agriculture Trust has the authority to appoint anyone. The selecting committee’s choices are final.


  1. Hi I’m Manqoba ngwenya I’m interested on tht basaries,and I think I’m suitable candidate cont me –

  2. Hy my name is Kamogelo senne I am really interested in this opportunity because I am fast learner and hard worker keep me updated on

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