2021/2022 Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) Bursary Opened

Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) has opened its September 2021/2022 academic year bursary program and is inviting all postgraduate students to apply now. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

CLOSING DATE: 16 September 2021


In order to be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be 35 years old or younger
  • You must be registered or accepted to study full-time towards a PhD in Agricultural Economics (or another approved related discipline)
  • You must be registered or accepted to study at an approved and accredited university in South Africa
  • You must satisfy the minimum admission requirements of your tertiary institution
  • Preference will be given to students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds (particularly females)


The responsibilities of this bursary have not been communicated yet. To know more apply first and make any inquiries attached to it this details.

Contact Person: Elma du Plessis
Email: elduples@namc.co.za


Download and complete the AEASA Bursary Application Form 2022 (.pdf)

Alternatively, candidates may request an application form by emailing: elduples@namc.co.za

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Passport-sized photo (to be attached to the application form
  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Academic transcripts (certified copy)
  • Most recent exam results or a progress report if no exams were written (certified copy)
  • Explanation on your most recent activities, if you did not study
  • Proof of tertiary admission or 2021 registration (where possible)
  • Research proposal
  • 2 testimonials from university lecturers
  • Motivational letter to support your application (to include details of your academic ability, career plans, financial need and your vision of your future in South Africa) (1 page)
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including: employment history if applicable, certified detailed academic record and 2 character references)
  • Details about your selected field of study, details of the University and academic department in which you plan to complete your PhD
  • Comprehensive research proposal, approved by the proposed supervisor

Note: if you are unable to submit any of these documents, provide an explanation why.

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
AEASA Secretary
C/o BD Nomvete Memorial Trust Bursary
Private Bag x935

2) Email: elduples@namc.co.za