Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Bursary

Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Bursary

ABOUT THE BURSAR

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is responsible for managing and supporting the agricultural sector in South Africa, and ensuring that all citizen have access to safe and nutritious food.
DAFF are awarding bursaries to students who are studying or intend on studying within the agriculture, forestry and fisheries field, which is currently a scarce skills sector in the country.

ABOUT THE BURSARY

The following expenses will be covered by DAFF: tuition, prescribed books, accommodation, meals and a monthly allowance.
The bursary programme is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students within the following fields of study:
B.Sc. degrees:

  • Agric. Agronomy
  • Agric. Soil Science
  • Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
  • Food Science
  • Forestry and Wood Science
  • Genetics
  • Geo-Informatics
  • Ichthyology (Specialising in Aquaculture)
  • Marine Biology
  • Oceanography and Marine Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Viticulture and Oenology

B.V.Sc. degree:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary

National Diplomas:

  • Fisheries Resource Management
  • Food Technology
  • Forestry
  • Marine Science

Postgraduate studies:

  • All agriculture, forestry and fisheries fields linked to DAFF priority research projects (B.Sc./ B.Tech/ D.Tech/ M.Sc. Hons/ M.Tech/ Ph.D.)

 
Please note that certain fields of study are limited to the following tertiary institutions:
B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering: University of KwaZulu-Natal,
B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology & B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Science: University of Stellenbosch,
B.Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology: University of Cape Town,
B.Sc. Ichthyology (specialising in Aquaculture): Rhodes University,
B.V.Sc. Bachelor of Veterinary Science: University of Pretoria,
National Diploma in Forestry: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,
National Diploma in Marine Science & National Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management: Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Achieved the following minimum results in Matric/ Grade 12:
    • B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering/ B.V.Sc. Veterinary Science students: level “6” (70-79%) for Mathematics and Physical Science,
    • ALL other B.Sc. students: level “5” (60-69%) for Mathematics and Physical Science,
    • National Diploma students: level “4” (50-59%) for Mathematics and Physical Science.

*Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students and those from poor and rural communities. Disabled applicants are also encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Download the latest application form at: http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Branches/Food-Security-Agrarian-Reform/Sector-Education-Training/careers. Please note that there are seperate application forms for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
The following items must accompany your application form:
Undergraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Matric/ Grade 12 results/ academic record (certified copy),
  • Qualification certificates (certified copy),
  • University admission/ acceptance letter (certified copy),
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips) (certified copy) OR proof of SASSA grant income (certified copy) OR death certificates (certified copy).

Postgraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Latest complete academic record (certified copy),
  • Qualification certificates (certified copy),
  • University admission/ acceptance letter (certified copy),
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips) (certified copy) OR proof of SASSA grant income (certified copy) OR death certificates (certified copy).

 
Complete application forms and supporting documents must then be submitted to:
The Director: Ms Amanda Shokane
Directorate: Sector Education and Training,
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,
Private Bag X250,
Pretoria
0001

CLOSING DATE

30 September annually.

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
For further enquiries please contact
Ms Boitumelo Maleka. Tel: 012 319 7024
Mr Looksharp Makaringi. Tel: 012 319 7923
Ms Tshilidzi Netshilema. Tel: 012 319 7848