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Closing Date: Monday 30th of September 2019
Organization DAFF
Employment Type Bursary
Province South Africa
Town/City South Africa
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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 identified careers in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2020 academic year. The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from povertystricken and rural communities.


Fields of study

Minimum requirements: Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)

  1. B.Sc. Majoring in Ichthyology/Fisheries Science
  2. B.Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology
  3. B.Sc. Marine Biology
  4. B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Science
  5. B.Sc. Entomology
  6. B.Sc. Food Science
  7. B.Sc. Plant Pathology
  8. B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology


Minimum requirements: Mathematics and Physical Science 6 (70–79

  1. B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
  2. Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.)


Minimum requirements:  Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59)

  1. National Diploma: Food Technology
  2. National Diploma: Forestry
  3. National Diploma: Marine Science


Postgraduate studies (B.Tech, B.Sc., Hons. M.Tech., M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.) in different agricultural, forestry and fisheries fields of study relating to DAFF priority research projects. Successful candidates will be appointed as interns and placed with the relevant industry/research institution/s of higher learning as young professionals. Successful candidates will also be allocated a mentor and will receive a monthly allowance from the department for accommodation and meals


Please note

  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Applicants who apply for fields of study that are not listed above will not be considered.
  • Please note that communication will be limited to successful applicants only.
  • If you have not received any communication from the department by 22 January 2020 after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process, consider your application unsuccessful. 6. No faxed/e-mailed application forms will be considered.
  • No late application forms will be considered.


How to Apply

Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms:

Undergraduate Application form 

Post Graduate Application form


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


The Director Directorate: Sector Education and Training

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Private Bag X250




Closing date: 30 September 2019


For further enquiries, please contact: Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu 012 319 7923,  Ms Silindelo Dlomo 012 319 7848



Useful Links

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DAFF: Student Bursary Programme 2020

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