Agbiz Centenary Bursary

By | December 30, 2019

Agbiz Centenary Bursary


Agbiz Centenary Bursary

Agbiz Centenary Bursary

About Agbiz Centenary

The Agricultural Chamber of Commerce (Agbiz) was established as a cooperative council to represent the interests of agricultural cooperatives in 1946. However, in 1995, the company changed its name to the Agricultural Cooperative Enterprise (ACB) after South Africa. Deregulation of agriculture. Another name change occurred in 2003, the Agricultural Chamber of Commerce (ABC). Finally, in 2012, ABC rebooted as Agbiz.

Today, Agbiz is an agribusiness association operating in South Africa and South Africa. The motto of the partners is “The Way to Riches”. Ultimately, they are responsible for ensuring that agribusinesses have a positive impact on South Africa’s development, transformation and economic growth.

The Agbiz Scholarship aims to promote research in the fields of agribusiness at the master’s or doctoral level. The scholarship will be awarded to the following postgraduate study areas (Master or PhD):

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Enterprise Management

The total amount of the scholarship is R36,000.00, which will only be awarded for one academic year. Students must reapply for funding every year, and if their academic performance is satisfactory, they may receive funding.

Will contact those who have obtained the scholarship before mid-January 2023; If you do not receive any feedback by then, please consider that your request was not successful.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed a related undergraduate degree qualification OR in your final year of study in your undergraduate degree qualification
  • Registered or qualified to register for a postgraduate (PhD/ Masters) degree in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Registered to study at a recognised South African university
  • Excellent academic results
  • Achieved a minimum result of 60% for major subjects
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing the most relevant field of study, as well as students who agree to be guided by Agbiz in selecting a research topic


Download and complete Agbiz Centenary Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

You are also required to read the Agbiz Centenary Bursary T&C’s (.pdf) before applying.
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 be disregarded):

  • ID document/ proof of SA citizenship (certified copy)
  • Full academic record stating completion of an undergraduate degree (on tertiary institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of registration (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Letter of recommendation from head of department or academic supervisor (max 1 page)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary and how the bursary will be used (max 1 page)
  • Declaration of any other funding/ bursary programme that you receive (if applicable)

Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email:
2) Post:
PO Box 76297
Lynnwood Ridge
South Africa

Your application should be clearly marked as follows: “Agbiz Centenary Bursary Bursary Application – Your Full Name”


6 December
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Agbiz Centenary directly:
Contact Person: Liezl Esterhuizen
Tel: 012 807 6686

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