Department of Agriculture Bursary

By | August 23, 2012

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursaries Information

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends awarding comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/ or intending to further their studies in critical scarce skills in agriculture, forestry and fi sheries sectors for the 2018 academic year. The bursary 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.


1. B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
2. Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.)
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
13. National Diploma: Food Technology
14. National Diploma: Forestry
15. National Diploma: Oceanography
16. Postgraduate studies (B.Tech, B.Sc. Hons, M.Sc. and Ph.D) in different agriculture, forestry and fi sheries study fi elds linked to DAFF priority research projects.

1. It is worth noting that certain fi elds of studies are only available at certain institutions of higher learning:
• B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering ( Agricultural Engineering): University of KwaZulu –Natal
• Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc): 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 specializing in Aquaculture : Rhodes University
• National Diploma: Forestry : Nelson Mandela Metropolitan 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: divisions, education and training and then careers).
4. Successful candidates will be informed from 25 January 2013 after the National Bursary Committee has fi nalised the
selection process. If you do not hear from us by end of January 2013, consider your application to be unsuccessful.
5. All completed bursary application forms together with certifi ed copies of ID and certifi cates/performance results should be sent to the following address:

Attention: Mr Philemon Mathebula
Directorate: Sector Education and Training
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Private Bag X250

For further enquiries please contact:

Mr Thabang Sephai : 012 319 7923
Ms Tshilidzi Netshilema : 012 319 7848
Mr Kaizer Ndlovu : 012 319 7358