Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursary 2022 – 2023

About Meat Industry Trust (MIT)

To fund various interests and objectives of the Red Meat Industry, the Meat Industry Trust was established in 1996. The MIT bursary is administered by the Nursing Working Committee composed of individuals who have knowledge of the tertiary institutions and represent the interests of the industry.

A pragmatic trustee board oversees different financial projects and proper investment of funds to support the red meat industry’s objectives. Approximately around R1 million to R2 million have been allocated to the MIT Trust for research and development projects.

Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursary

Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursary 2022 – 2023

The Meat Industry Trust (MIT) is awarding bursaries to students pursuing postgraduate studies (Doctorate or Master’s degree) in fields of research related to sheep, cattle, pigs and goats. Students studying in any of the following fields will be eligible for the bursary.

  • Bio-security / Welfare/ Toxicology/ Health / Disease Control
  • Breeding/ Genetics / Genomics
  • Climate/ Environment
  • Management/ Production systems/ Efficiency
  • Marketing/ Consumer / Economics
  • Meat Science
  • Nutrition
  • Product safety and quality/ Hygiene
  • Pasture / Water/ Rangeland
  • Physiology / Growth/ Reproduction
  • Transition agriculture in livestock production
  • Waste management

The bursary aims to enhance the red meat industry of South Africa. Livestock welfare, boosting the development of human capital and improving production, processing, manufacture, storing and marketing of red meat and its products through research are the primary objectives of the bursary.

The bursary will be provided on two main criteria i.e., the academic record of the candidate, the quality of the project proposed and the importance the project holds toward contributing to the development of the meat industry of South Africa.

A total value of R60 000 per annum will be provided to the recipient’s institution in two installments. A total value of R120 000 will be provided to Master’s degree students over two consecutive years and a total value of R180 000 will be provided to Doctorate degree students over three consecutive years.

The first installment will be provided to the institution once MIT receives proof of acceptance and registration at the tertiary educational institution. The second installment will be provided after the bursary committee receives a satisfactory progress report from the Supervisor regarding the project proposed.

Eligibility Criteria

Mentioned down below are the eligibility criteria for the bursary:

  • The applicant must be a South African citizen and should meet the criteria required for pursuing Masters’s / Doctorate degree.
  • The candidate must intend on pursuing a full-time Masters / Doctorate degree in one or more fields mentioned by MIT, in an accredited and recognized South African tertiary institution.
  • For Master’s degree applicants, you must complete four academic years or BSc (Agric) or BSc honours degree registered under SAQUA (SA Qualifications Authority ) or completed an equivalent qualification. If you have an equivalent foreign qualification, it should be assessed by SACNASP (SA Council for Natural Scientific Professions) / SAVC (SA Veterinary Council) and approved by SAQUA.
  • For Doctor degree applicants, you must complete Master’s degree registered under SAQUA/ an equivalent qualification/ foreign qualification assessed by SACNASP, SAVC & SAQUA approved
  • The candidate must not be working anywhere and should agree to all the terms and conditions of the application.
  • Candidates with other bursaries need to submit details of bursaries to assess conditions that might conflict with the scholarship

How To Apply?

To apply for the bursary, click on the link here: Meat Industry Trust Bursary Application Form 2023

The application can be submitted through the mail ( ) or delivered to Meat Industry Trust, Bursary Working Committee [318 The Hillside Street & S Village Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria-0081]

Please write ‘MIT Bursary Application 2023‘ in your email subject.

Documents Required

The documents that you need to submit to register for the bursary are

  • ID documents/ Passport (certified copies)
  • Completed tertiary qualifications (certified copies)
  • Complete academic records of your qualifications (on university letterhead)

Note: You must label all the documents in the format: full name and document name. Also, submit the documents in pdf format.

Closing Date

The closing date for the bursary is 5 November 2022. Candidates must apply within the given date with proper documents.

Contact Details

If you are facing any difficulty regarding your bursary, contact

Tel: 012 348 7572


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