DAFF Bursary Scheme

DAFF Bursary Scheme

Field of Study:

  • Health Science Education
  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Geography, Archaeology & Environmental Studies

Bursary Details:

DAFF are awarding bursaries to students who are studying or intend on studying within the agriculture, forestry and fisheries field, which is currently a scarce skills sector in the country.

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The bursary programme is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students within the following fields of study:
B.Sc. degrees:

Agric. Agronomy
Agric. Soil Science
Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
Food Science
Forestry and Wood Science
Genetics
Geo-Informatics
Ichthyology (Specialising in Aquaculture)
Marine Biology
Oceanography and Marine Biology
Plant Pathology
Viticulture and Oenology
B.V.Sc. degree:

Bachelor of Veterinary
National Diplomas:

Fisheries Resource Management
Food Technology
Forestry
Marine Science
Postgraduate studies:

All agriculture, forestry and fisheries fields linked to DAFF priority research projects (B.Sc./ B.Tech/ D.Tech/ M.Sc. Hons/ M.Tech/ Ph.D.)

Please note that certain fields of study are limited to the following tertiary institutions:
B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering: University of KwaZulu-Natal,
B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology & 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.V.Sc. Bachelor of Veterinary Science: University of Pretoria,
National Diploma in Forestry: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,
National Diploma in Marine Science & National Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management: Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Closing date: 30 September

Candidate Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

South African citizen,
Achieved the following minimum results in Matric/ Grade 12:
B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering/ B.V.Sc. Veterinary Science students: level “6” (70-79%) for Mathematics and Physical Science,
ALL other B.Sc. students: level “5” (60-69%) for Mathematics and Physical Science,
National Diploma students: level “4” (50-59%) for Mathematics and Physical Science.
*Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students and those from poor and rural communities. Disabled applicants are also encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Download the DAFF Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate) OR the DAFF Bursary Application Form (Postgraduate)

The following items must accompany your application form:
Undergraduate students:

ID document (certified copy),
Matric/ Grade 12 results/ academic record (certified copy),
Qualification certificates (certified copy),
University admission/ acceptance letter (certified copy),
Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips) (certified copy) OR proof of SASSA grant income (certified copy) OR death certificates (certified copy).
Postgraduate students:

ID document (certified copy),
Latest complete academic record (certified copy),
Qualification certificates (certified copy),
University admission/ acceptance letter (certified copy),
Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips) (certified copy) OR proof of SASSA grant income (certified copy) OR death certificates (certified copy).

Complete application forms and supporting documents must then be submitted to:
The Director: Ms Amanda Shokane
Directorate: Sector Education and Training,
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,
Private Bag X250,
Pretoria
0001

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