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Potato Industry Development Trust (PIDT) Bursaries 2021


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Closing Date: 

October, 2020

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

The Potato Industry Development Trust, through Potatoes South Africa, provides bursaries to diploma, undergraduate and post graduate students studying agriculture at a tertiary institution in South Africa.

Applications from students who have an interest in pursuing a research in a potato related field will receive priority.

The primary goals for providing these bursaries are as follows:

Diploma and undergraduate studies

  • To provide talented young students the opportunity to develop their skills and thereby enhance the technical capacity of these enterprises.
  • To provide other deserving students who wish to enter the agricultural industry the opportunity to obtain an appropriate qualification and develop technical skills to find employment in the industry.

Postgraduate studies

  • To make a contribution towards ensuring that well qualified scientists are developed to address the research needs of the potato industry.
  • To increase the potato industry's pool of knowledge.

Candidate Requirements: 

Diploma and undergraduate studies

  • Second year students in the field of agriculture.
  • Students with excellent academic standing.
  • South African citizens.
  • Must provide official proof of registration at a South African tertiary institution.

Postgraduate studies

  • Honours, Masters and PhD students in the field of agriculture - potatoes. (Masters and PhD students to submit a potato related research proposal.)
  • Must have excellent academic standing.
  • South African citizens.
  • Proof of registration at an appropriate South African university


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Conditions of Bursary: 

After completion of the studies the student must work for a potato industry related company, organisation or institution in the Republic of South Africa as approved by the Potato Industry Development Trust equivalent to the period of the bursary.

Application Form: 

How to Apply: 

Download and complete the application form. There are applications for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Application forms can be submitted via: 

1) Email: [email protected] (Subject line:  “PIDT Bursary Application: Undergraduate – Your Name” or “PIDT Bursary Application: Postgraduate – Your Name”)
2) Fax: 086 577 9944

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