Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursaries

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to award comprehensive  bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in critical scarce skills in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2014 academic year.

The bursaries will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and deep rural communities. Females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of studies Minimum requirements

(National Senior Certificate)
1. B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering
(Agricultural Engineering)
2. Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.)
Mathematics and Physical Science 6 (70-79)
3. B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology
4. B.Sc. Food Science
5. B.Sc. Plant Pathology
6. B.Sc. Agric Soil Science
7. B.Sc. Agric Agronomy
8. B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Science
9. B.Sc. Geo-informatics
10. B.Sc. Marine Biology
11. B.Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology
12. B.Sc. Ichthyology specializing in Aquaculture
Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)
13. National Diploma: Food Technology
14. National Diploma: Forestry
15. National Diploma: Oceanography
Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50-59)
16. Postgraduate studies (B.Tech, B.Sc. Hons, M. Tech., M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.) in different agriculture, forestry and fisheries study fields linked to DAFF priority research projects.

1. It is worth noting that certain study fields are only available at certain institutions of higher learning:
• B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering): University of KwaZulu-Natal
• Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.): University of Pretoria
• B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology: University of Stellenbosch
• 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
• National Diploma: Oceanography: Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2. Applicants must be South African citizens.

3. Applicants must complete relevant bursary application forms available from the website address: (Click the following: Food Security and Agrarian Reform Branch then Education, Training and Extension and then careers).

4. Successful candidates will be informed from 27 January 2014, after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process. If you do not hear from us by the end of January 2014, consider your application to be unsuccessful.

5. All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to the following address:

The Director: Ms Amanda Shokane
Directorate: Sector Education and Training
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Private Bag X250

For further enquiries please contact:
Ms Tshilidzi Netshilema : 012 319 7848
Mr Kaizer Ndlovu : 012 319 7358

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10 thoughts on “Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursaries


    Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursaries

    I am studying at Elsenburg College – B.AGRIC . I am already in my third year. I just want to now, if the Bursary is still open…I want to specialize next year, I am very interested in Animal production. My fees for this year is R67 000. Are the Bursary still open for 2014. All my vacations the pass three years I was working on I dairy farm with various divisions. Grapes Sheep Horses , very big diary. I was in charge of it. There are over 700 milking cows, the farmer made his own food every day. I am very interested in your Bursarry. Christiaan Smith

  2. nomfundo sibisi says:

    I’m a first year student who is currently studying B Soc Sc Geography and Environmental Management at UKZN Howard college. I need application forms for the bursary. can you please send them through my e-mail adress

  3. sgcino says:

    I am studying national diploma in animal production at MUT i would like to i would like to fund my studies

  4. Mpho Mokgwadi says:

    I desperately want to study Architecture. I am now applying at the University of Johannesburg. So will like it if you can fund for my studies.

  5. Mpho Mokgwadi says:

    Hi, I desperately want to study Architecture. I am live near Johannesburg so I am currently applying at the University of Johannesburg. So I’ll like if you guys can fund my studies.

  6. slondile xolo says:

    is this a bursary or a loan, once I have finish my degree on Biochemistry and Microbiology would you be able to hire me? or is it compulsory for me to work for after I finish this course as my sponsors?

  7. Zuzumuzi Buthelezi says:

    Next year I will be doing Crop Science diploma at NWU, am I elegible to apply for this bursaries?

  8. Tshepang Mohlodi says:

    I am studying a National Diploma in Biotechnology, am I also liable to apply for this bursary

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