Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 2014 Bursaries

The national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has been issuing bursaries to students and matric learners for studying agriculture, forestry and fisheries-related careers for a number of years and most of their bursary recipients a doing very well both in the private and public sector of the South African economy.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary Programme is inviting applications from matric (grade 12) students who want to pursue a career in one of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries-related qualifications listed below or who are already at university studying towards any of the qualifications listed below.

What are the requirements for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary Programme?

To be considered for a Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries bursary you have to be intending to study or currently studying towards one of the following and meet the specified requirements:

Degrees or Diplomas that are funded by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for 2014 Minimum requirements

1. Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.)

2. B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering

(Agricultural Engineering)

You must have a Matric/Grade 12 National Senior Certificate with the following subjects passed with atleast Level 6 (70 – 79 percente pass mark):

  1. Physical Science

  2. Mathematics

3. B.Sc. Marine Biology

4. B.Sc. Food Science

5. B.Sc. Plant Pathology

6. B.Sc. Geo-informatics

7. B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Science

8. B.Sc. Agric Agronomy

9. B.Sc. Agric Soil Science

10. B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology

11. B.Sc. Ichthyology specialising in Aquaculture

12. B.Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology

You must have a Matric/Grade 12 National Senior Certificate with the following subjects passed with atleast Level 5 (60 – 69 percente pass mark):

  1. Physical Science

  2. Mathematics

13.National Diploma: Forestry

14. National Diploma: Food Technology

15. National Diploma: Oceanography

You must have a Matric/Grade 12 National Senior Certificate with the following subjects passed with atleast Level 4 (50 – 59 percente pass mark):

  1. Physical Science

  2. Mathematics
Postgraduate Bursaries at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Postgraduate studies in any agriculture, forestry and fisheries-related study areas linked to DAFF priority research projects at the following postgraduate levels:

  1. Baccalaureus Technologiae (BTech)

  2. Honours (Bsc. Hon.)

  3. Masters (M.Tech. OR Msc.)

  4. Doctors (D.Tech. OR PhD)

The bursary will give preference to previously disadvantaged and poor people from deep rural communities that also poverty stricken. Anyone, including females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants have to be South African citizens.

What will a Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries pay for?

If you are awarded a bursary by the department, you can expect it to pay for your tuition fees (school fees), books, food, accommodation and also pay you a monthly allowance for the duration of the bursary. Please note: you may be required to work for the department when you complete your studies.

How to apply

To apply you have to click here to download the bursary application form for 2014 (CLICK NOW TO DOWNLOAD)

Complete the application form, attach certified copies of your ID, qualifications and statements of results and send it by post 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 2013

Should you have any further questions regarding this bursary please contact the following contact people:

Ms Tshilidzi Netshilema : 012 319 7848
Mr Kaizer Ndlovu : 012 319 7358
Should you not hear from the department by 31 January 2013 please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
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