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Sorghum Trust Masters & Doctoral Bursary Application :

Organisation : The Sorghum Trust
Scholarship Name : Masters & Doctoral Bursary Application
Applicable For : Masters and Doctoral Studies
Last Date : 30th September of every year
Website :

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What is Sorghum Trust Postgraduate Bursaries?

Applicants are invited to apply for postgraduate scholarships with Sorghum Trust to further their studies within the sorghum industry. Applicants must be South African citizens. Closing date for scholarship application submissions is 30th September of every year.

Related / Similar Facility : Maize Trust Masters & Doctoral Postgraduate Bursaries

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The basic requirements for application of a scholarship with Sorghum Trust are:
** Applicants must be South African citizens.
** Applicants must be admitted to study full time with the institution of their choice.
** Sorghum Trust scholarships are only awarded to Masters and Doctoral studies.
** The field of study must be relevant to the South African sorghum industry.

Bursaries Amount

Masters by Dissertation/Doctoral Research:
The Sorghum Trust scholarship of R30 000 is awarded to two applicants who have fulfilled all of the criteria. Recipients of the scholarship are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees of Sorghum Trust.

How To Apply For Sorghum Trust Postgraduate Bursaries?

To apply for Sorghum Trust Postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) Bursaries, Follow the below steps

Step-1 : Go to the link
Step-2 : Enter the Personal Particulars
Step-3 : Enter the Address Details
Step-4 : Enter the Banking Details
Step-5 : Enter the Student Report
Step-6 : Enter the Supervisor Details
Step-7 : Enter the Proposed Research and other details
Step-8 : Click on “Register” button

Documents Required For Sorghum Trust Postgraduate Bursaries

Following documents are required to apply for Sorghum Trust Postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) Bursaries.

Upon application, the Sorghum Trust requires:
** A completed application form,
** A certified copy of a South African identity document/passport,
** Updated curriculum vitae,
** The latest academic transcript/record on an official letterhead,
** Proof of registration and a fee statement (if available).

** The proposal for the dissertation/thesis must be approved by the Sorghum Trust before commencement with the studies.
** A formal scholarship agreement is to be concluded with Sorghum Trust should a scholarship be awarded.
** A supervisor for the study programme must be designated by the University where the study will be undertaken and must be approved by Sorghum Trust.
** It is the responsibility of the Student to inform the Supervisor that he/she will be required to register with the particular Bursary Scheme on our website. The URL address thereof may be provided by either the student or upon request.
** Applicants will be expected to work in the South African sorghum industry for the same period for which a scholarship was awarded.
** Annual scholarship amounts will be determined by Sorghum Trust each year.

Scholarship Conditions

** This scholarship will ONLY fund applicants registered for Masters by Dissertation or Doctoral qualifications.
** Only applicants who apply by the specified date, have completed the application form and submitted all necessary supporting documents will be considered.
** Applications will not be processed unless the Legal Undertaking (Section E), on this Application form, has been completed and signed by the applicant concerned.
** Application for a scholarship does not obligate the Sorghum Trust to award a student a scholarship, nor does it guarantee that any scholarships will be awarded.
** Telephonic interviews with shortlisted applicants will be conducted.
** Applicants will be notified of a successful outcome within 8 weeks of the closing date.
** Should applicants not receive correspondence from Sorghum Trust within 8 weeks from the closing date, applicants may accept that their application has been unsuccessful.
** The Initial instalment of the scholarship is payable in January of each year.
** All scholarship awards are conditional upon receipt of a positive report from the student’s supervisor.
** Applicants will be expected to submit a hard and soft copy of the completed thesis/dissertation on completion of their studies, which will be posted on relevant industry websites.

What is the Closing Date of Sorghum Trust Postgraduate Bursaries?

The closing date for Sorghum Trust postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) bursaries application submissions is 30th September of every year.

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