This government department has bursaries available for qualifying candidates each year to study further in a field they love that is seen as critical and scarce in the sectors of their industry. Their bursaries are to aid the financially restricted candidates that have a great potential and a desire to study further.
The following will be covered by the bursary awarded to selected candidates:
The following fields of study are available with a bursary from this department and some only at specific Universities:
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
University of Cape Town
University of Pretoria
University of Stellenbosch
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Postgraduate subjects are also available for B Tech / B Sc / Honors / M Tech / PhD / M Sc and D Tech within the different fields of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as required by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.
The department also provides Internships and a Youth Development Program for unemployed youth in South Africa. The selected individuals that get awarded these opportunities will receive on the job training in technical skills, public service skills, business skills as well as critical life skills. With these skills, they will be able to move on to the formal work sector and become a success story.
They have four main fields available and these are as follow:
For more information on the selection process, the requirements and how to apply have a look here or visit the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries web page.
Don’t forget to take a look at our other Bursaries for Agriculture.
The requirements for fields of study as above will depend on the subjects needed for those fields although there are a few common basic requirements. For the different study fields and their respective requirements please have a look at the information provided on the application.
The following will be required of all candidates:
Bursaries online applications can be found here under the bursaries tab or visit www.daff.gov.za for more information. Your completed application form with all the relevant documentation can also be sent to the following address.
Sector – Education and Training
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Private Bag X 250
Closing date for bursary applications is usually in the beginning of September each year and candidates will be notified during January of the following year. If applicants have not received a response by the end of January of the following year their applications have been unsuccessful.
Selection works on a 14 point system and there is only a number of available bursaries per year as deemed needed by the Department of Agriculture. Candidates must ensure that the application forms are filled in completely and all the required documentation certified and attached to the application.