Dept of Agriculture,Forestry & Fisheries: Bursaries 2017 in South Africa

Dept of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries: Bursaries 2017 in South Africa

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or
intending to further their studies in a career in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2017 academic year.

Successful candidates will be appointed as interns and placed with the relevant industry/research
institution/institution of higher learning as young professionals. Successful candidates will also be allocated a mentor and will receive a
monthly allowance from the department.

Bursary Application closing date  is 30 September 2016

Bursary Provider:  Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

Bursary Location: South Africa

Field of Studies

  • B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.)
  • B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology
  • B.Sc. Plant Pathology
  •  B.Sc. Entomology
  • 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: Marine Science
  • Postgraduate studies (B.Tech, B.Sc., Hons., M.Tech., M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.)

The bursary Awards

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Books
  • Meals
  • Monthly allowance

The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NB. (i) The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reserves the right to determine the total number of bursary allocations for the
academic year based on the total budget available.
(ii) The National Bursary Committee will make use of the Bursary Scheme’s 14-point system to allocate points to shortlisted applicants.
(iii) The Bursary Scheme of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is in fulfilment of the sector strategic objective of elimination
of skewed participation in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors.


N.B 1. It is worth noting that certain fields of study 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
• B.Sc. Entomology: University of Pretoria, Free State and Fort Hare
• National Diploma: Forestry: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
• National Diploma: Marine Science: Cape Peninsula University of                        Technology
2. Applicants must be South African citizens.
3. Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms available from the website address:
4. Applicants who apply for fields of study that are not listed above will not be considered

How to Apply

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

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

Enquiries, please contact:

Mr Frans Setseba : 012 319 7848
Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu : 012 319 7923
Ms Boitumelo Maleka : 012 319 7024


Please note that communication will be limited to successful applicants only. If you have not received any communication from the department
by 15 January 2017, after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process, consider your application unsuccessful.

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