Department of Agriculture Bursaries
The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities.
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 agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2016 academic year.
The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance.
Applications are invited from South African citizens for the following fields of study:
B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.)
B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology
B.Sc. Food Science
B.Sc. Plant Pathology
B.Sc. Agric. Soil Science
B.Sc. Agric .Agronomy
B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Science
B.Sc. Marine Biology
B.Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology
B.Sc. Ichthyology specialising in Aquaculture
National Diploma: Food Technology
National Diploma: Forestry
National Diploma: Fisheries Resource Management
National Diploma: Marine Science
Postgraduate studies (B.Tech, B.Sc. Hons, M.Tech., M.Sc., D.Tech. and PhD) in different agriculture, forestry and fisheries study fields linked to DAFF priority research projects.
Minimum requirements (National Senior Certiﬁcate)
Study Fields (1-2) – Mathematics and Physical Science 6 (70-79)
Study Fields (3-13) – Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)
Study Fields (14-17) – Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50-59)
It is worth noting that certain fields of study are only available at certain institutions of higher learning:
Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering): University of KwaZulu-Natal
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.): University of Pretoria
Sc. Viticulture and Oenology: University of Stellenbosch
Sc. Forestry and Wood Science: University of Stellenbosch
Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology: University of Cape Town
Sc. Ichthyology specialising in Aquaculture: Rhodes University
National Diploma: Forestry: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
National Diploma: Marine Science :
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
National Diploma: Fisheries Resource Management: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
How to apply
Applications close on 30 September 2015.