Bursaries For 2021

DALRRD Bursary – Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development

The Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursary are offered by the South African Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD).

The development in the DALRRD sector is important and so the DALRRD offers a variety of areas that people can specialize in and, as a result, the Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development Bursary is aimed at developing and enabling students intending to further their studies in identified careers in these sectors.

Closing date of the bursary

The closing date for the application is 31 October 2021.

Successful applicants will be informed within 14 days after the submission of their application. If no communication is received, the application has been unsuccessful.

Categories

Agriculture Bursaries 2021-2022 | Bursaries For 2021 | Postgraduate Bursaries 2021-2022

About This Bursary

Several programs are run by the DALRRD for the development of people, particularly those from previously disadvantaged and rural areas who need investment in their skills. They invest their resources to build and develop future leaders in the industry. 

There are two different bursaries available: one for Undergraduate Studies and one for Postgraduate studies. 

Who Can Apply?

The Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursaries are open to students who wish to pursue / currently are studying the following areas and sectors for their future career: agriculture, land reform and rural development. The bursaries are aimed at students from previously disadvantaged as well as impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities. They are also placing an emphasis on people with disabilities to apply.

Requirements

There are different requirements for each of the Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursaries as one is for an undergraduate degree, and the other is for a postgraduate.

Undergraduate Degrees: There are many fields of studies within the B.Sc. degree option. Please refer to the Bursary Awards Advert for the various ones by following this link – Bursary Awards Advert

Please Note:

  • Each degree requires you to have completed Mathematics and Physical Science as subjects for your National Senior Certificate.
  • Marks achieved do vary for each degree (for example: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.) requires Mathematics and Physical Science: 6 (70–79%) and B.Sc. Animal Science requires Mathematics and Physical Science: 5 (60-69%)).

Postgraduate studies:  

  • Adv Dip/B.Tech
  • B.Sc. Hons
  • M.Sc.
  • D.Tech.
  • Ph.D.

NB: ONLY AGRICULTURAL FIELDS of studies priority research projects.

Additional requirements for both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees:

  • South African citizen
  • No late application forms will be accepted
  • Only applications for the identified fields will be accepted

What does this bursary cover?

For successful applicants, you will receive the following during your studies:

  • Cost of tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Books
  • Meals
  • Monthly allowance

How to Apply

To apply for the Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursaries you are required to download the application forms from the website, fill in your details, and post them, along with the required documents, to one of the supplied addresses below. 

1. Undergraduate Form: Full Time Undergraduate Application Form

Please include – 

  • Identity document (Applicant)
  • Identity document (Parents/Guardian)
  • Death certificates (If applicable)
  • Certified copies of qualifications
  • Academic Record/Grade 12 Results and University acceptance letter
  • Family income (Salary advice not older than 3 months)
  • SASSA confirmation letter (If applicable)
  • Proof of unemployment obtainable from the Department of Labour (If applicable)

2. Postgraduate Form: Full Time Graduate Form.pdf

Please include:

  • Identity document (Applicant)
  • Identity document (Parents/Guardian)
  • Death certificates (If applicable)
  • Certified copies of qualifications
  • Academic Record/Grade 12 Results
  • University acceptance letter
  • Family income (Salary advice not older than 3 months)
  • SASSA confirmation letter (If applicable)

Please ensure you fill in all the details and attach all the required documents stated on the application form.

Contact information

Email: Externalbursaries@dalrrd.gov.za

Address: 

Physical: Agriculture Place 20 Steve Biko Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0002 

Postal: The Director, Sector Education and Training, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Private Bag X250, Pretoria 0001

NB: Please only use ONE of the addresses provided to send your application form to.