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Meat Industry Trust (MIT) – Bursary 2023

Closing Date: 05 November 2022

Meat Industry Trust (MIT): Bursaries for 2023

The Meat Industry Trust (MIT) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year

The aim of the MIT bursary is to enhance the SA red meat industry scientifically, through research related to the improvement, production, manufacturing, processing, storing or marketing of red meat or red meat products, livestock welfare and supports the development of human capital

Fields of study:

The bursary will cover Postgraduate studies (Master’s or Doctorate degree), relating to at least 1 of the following fields:

  • Consumer Health & Acceptance
  • Economics / Marketing
  • Environment
  • Genetics / Genomics / Breeding
  • Health / Bio-security / Welfare
  • Hygiene / Product Safety & Quality
  • Nutrition
  • Production / Management
  • Rangeland / Pasture
  • Reproduction
  • Slaughter / Carcass


The bursary will be awarded based on 2 main criteria:

  • Academic record and scientific quality of the project proposal
  • The contribution the project and acquired expertise could make to the South African red meat industry


  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed a 4-year degree, at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must intend on studying full-time toward a master’s or doctorate degree in 2022
  • You must study at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must meet the criteria at your selected tertiary institution, for your master’s or doctorate degree
  • You must NOT be employed
  • You must agree to all the terms and conditions on the application form
  • Candidates with other bursaries may apply, however, the details of bursaries applied for and awarded must be declared, as well as any conditions that may conflict with this bursary

The bursary will be awarded to the value of R60 000 per annum, which will be paid in 2 installments. The final value of the scholarship is R120 000 for 2 consecutive years, for Master’s Degree studies and R180 000 for 3 consecutive years, for Doctor’s Degree studies.

The bursary is awarded for 1 academic year at a time and is renewable each year based on satisfactory academic performance. Bursary recipients will be required to submit annual progress reports, which will then be evaluated by the BWC, to confirm if students may proceed with the study.

Final selection will take place within 1 month of the closing date, at a meeting of the Bursary Working Committee. All applicants will receive feedback on their application soon after the meeting

How to Apply

Download Bursary Application Form (.docx)

Required Documents:

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form:

  • ID document or Passport (certified copy)
  • Passport sized photograph (head and shoulders only)
  • All tertiary qualifications (certified copy)
  • Full academic record for each qualification relating to your application (on university letterhead)

NB: each document must be labelled in the following format: “your full name; document name” and must be in pdf format.

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:

Via Email to: admin@levyadmin.co.za (Insert the words “MIT Bursary Application” in the email subject line).


Post/ Hand delivery:
Meat Industry Trust
Bursary Working Committee
318 The Hillside Street & S Village Road

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