Agribusiness Centenary Bursary Program 2019

South African students who are in need of funding for their 2019 tertiary studies can now apply for the Agribusiness Centenary Bursary Program 2019. This award call is applicable for individuals who wish to pursue their tertiary qualification in Agribusiness Management or Agricultural Economics.


Agbiz was founded as the Co-operative Council as a way to represent the interests of agricultural co-operatives in 1946. In 1995, however, following South Africa’s deregulation of agriculture, the company changed its name to Agricultural Co-operative Business or ACB for short. Then, in 2003, it underwent another name change to Agricultural Business Chamber (ABS) and eventually it led to the company being relaunched as Agbiz in 2012.

As of today, the company is an association of agribusiness that operates in South Africa as well as the southern area of Africa. With its slogan ‘The way to prosperity’, the company is responsible for making sure that agribusiness positively influences the transformation, development as well as economic growth in South Africa.

In order to celebrate the 100 years of existence, the company initiated the Agribusiness Centenary Bursary Fund. This program intends to promote the research of agribusiness related fields at doctoral or master’s level each year. This year, the Agribusiness Centenary Bursary Program 2019 is open for application for South African students. The bursary is worth R 35,000 in value and will be awarded to postgraduate students (master’s or PhD) who are interested in pursuing one of the following fields of study:

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Economics

Entry requirements

  • Must be South African
  • Must have attained a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Must possess excellent academic results
  • Must be registered to study at a recognised university in South Africa
  • Must be qualified to register or registered for a master’s/PhD degree in one of the aforementioned study programs
  • Candidates who pursue the most relevant program will receive preference as well as candidates who agree to receive guidance from Agbiz in choosing a research topic

Application process

To apply for the Agribusiness Centenary Bursary Program 2019, candidates are required to read the Terms and Conditions of the bursary prior to applying. Then, you can commence your application by completing the application form.

Please attach clear copies of the following supporting documentations as well. The submission of these materials is compulsory.

  • Certified copy of ID document or evidence of SA citizenship
  • Proof of registration on tertiary letterhead
  • Full academic record on tertiary letterhead confirming the completion of a bachelor’s degree
  • A recommendation letter from an academic supervisor or head of department (max. one page)
  • A letter of motivation outlining your reason as to why you deserve this award and how it will be used (max. one page)
  • Declaration of other bursary or funding means you receive if any

Submit the application form along with the above supporting materials via one of the following ways:


PO Box 76297

Lynnwood Ridge


[email protected]

Mark your application like the following: Agribusiness Centenary Bursary Application – your full name

Applications received after December 7, 2018 will not be regarded.

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For further information, please contact: Natalie van Harte

Email: [email protected], Tel: 012 807 6686