2015 Bursaries | Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

The national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is inviting applications from current agriculture, forestry and fisheries students and matric learners intending to study towards any of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries-related qualifications below to apply for their 2015 Bursary Programme. This department 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.

What are the requirements for the 2015 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 at least Level 6 (70 – 79 percent pass mark):

  1. Physical Science
  2. Mathematics
3. B.Sc. Marine Biology4. B.Sc. Food Science5. 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 at least Level 5 (60 – 69 percent pass mark):

  1. Physical Science
  2. Mathematics
13.National Diploma: Forestry14. National Diploma: Food Technology15. National Diploma: Oceanography

16. National Diploma: Forestry Resource Management

You must have a Matric/Grade 12 National Senior Certificate with the following subjects passed with at least Level 4 (50 – 59 percent 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. / BScAgric.Hons)
  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 2015 (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 2014

Should you have any further questions regarding this bursary please contact the following contact people:
Mr Looksharp Makaringi: 012-319 7923
Ms Boitumelo Maleka: 012-319 7024
Mr Frans Setsiba: 012-319 7848

Should you not hear from the department by 31 January 2015 please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

To get further specific information about this bursary please click here

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