Maize Trust Scholarship in South Africa 2023

Written by Michael Nz. on February 22, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Agriculture and Related Sciences
  • Country of the Scholarship

    South Africa
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Contact Person: Audra Du Plessis Tel: 012 807 3958 / 012 807 4191 Fax: 012 349 8707 Email: [email protected]

The Maize Trust Scholarship in South Africa is pleased to announce that the application is open. Are you a South African Student? This could be the life experience you have been waiting for to advance your studies.

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The Maize Trust, established in 1998, was formed after the closure of the Maize Board, with the more important aim of promoting the South African maize industry.

The Trust provides financial support to the maize industry to organizations and institutions running market and production-related research programs.
The Trust also provides for the assimilation of funds and the circulation of market information, as well as to increase market access for the benefit of the corn industry.

What you need to know about CORN TRUST BURSARY

Level/field of study

The Maize Trust will award scholarships within fields related to the agricultural sector and the South African maize industry. Scholarships will be awarded specifically within the following fields of study (Master’s and Ph.D. studies only):

  • agricultural economics
  • agricultural meteorology
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Agronomy
  • plant improvement
  • plant physiology
  • plant biochemistry
  • plant pathology
  • plant entomology
  • plant nematology
  • grass science
  • Food Sciences (relevant to the crop industry)
  • cattle science
  • Weed Science
  • Soil Science
  • soil microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Biometrics

Host nationality

This Maize Trust scholarship is to be taken in SOUTH AFRICA. If you are an international student and wish to study in the UK, this is for you, Complete Guide to Getting a UK Tier 4 Student Visa for International Students.

Eligible Nationality

The Maize Trust Scholarship is open to all South African students to study at any of the country’s universities. 

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarships will be awarded worth R78 334 per year for Masters students (for 2 years) and R94 817 per year for both Ph.D. students (for 3 years).

Scholarship funds must be used to offset the price of tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, living expenses, and other study materials.

After students have graduated, they are required to work within the South African maize industry, for a period of time corresponding to the scholarship received.


Applicants must meet the following minimum entry standards before applying (please note that if you do not meet each of the requirements, your application will not be considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed matrix
  • Study full-time in one of the mentioned fields of study (MSc or Ph.D. only)
  • Studying at a recognized university in South Africa
  • Attempt to complete a thesis on a topic that has been approved by the Maize Trust
  • Willing to work within the South African maize industry after completing his studies.
  • Have read and accepted all the terms of the Maize Trust Scholarship Program Agreement (Pdf).


Download and complete the Maize Trust Scholarship Form (PDF)

Please submit clear copies of this supporting documentation along with your completed application form (submission of these documents is mandatory if any items are missing your application will not be considered):

  • Identity document (certified copy)
  • Registration certificate (certified copy)
  • Other qualification certificates (certified copy)
  • Complete tertiary academic record
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Summary / brief description of your intended thesis

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: [email protected]
(Please insert the words “Maize Trust Scholarship Application – Your Full Name” in the subject line of the email).


31 January annual.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted, please apply before the deadline to ensure your application is considered.)


For any questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact L&L Agricultural Services (the scholarship administrators of the Maize Trust) directly:

Contact person: Audra du Plessis
Tel: 012 807 3958 / 012 807 4191
Fax: 012 349 8707
Email: [email protected]

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