The Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Bursaries for 2014

By on June 11, 2013

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 the agriculture, forestry and fi sheries sectors for the 2014 academic year. The bursaries 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

About 16 fields of study are available in this bursaries.

The fields of study

  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. Tech., M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.) in different agriculture, forestry and fisheries study fields linked to DAFF priority research projects


1. It is worth noting that certain study fields 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
  • – National Diploma: Oceanography: Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2. Applicants must be South African citizens.

3. Applicants must complete relevant bursary application forms. Click here to download the application form

4. Successful candidates will be informed from 27 January 2014, after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process. If you do not hear from us by the end of January 2014, consider your application to be unsuccessful.

How to Apply

Submit your completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results to:

The Director: Ms Amanda Shokane

Directorate: Sector Education and Training

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Private Bag X250


Closing date: 30 September 2013


For any questions, please contact Ms Tshilidzi Netshilema : 012 319 7848 or Mr Kaizer Ndlovu : 012 319 735


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