Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Bursary Programmes 2020

Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ 2018 Bursary Opportunities for South African People who Loves to
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of South Africa is a government-based organisation that works primarily in creating and establishing policies and programmes relating to South African’s food securities as well as enhancing food safeties through innovative means as described by its mission statements.

These entire works by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries are pointed to reach a united and transformed South African’s food-based sectors as mentioned in its grand vision. To realize those visions, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries pledges to deliver professionally excellent food services through various talent-enhancing opportunities, including providing bursary supports to South African’s current and future students in their selected field of studies and universities.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ Bursary Schemes and Requirements
As parts of its bursary schemes, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of South Africa commits to fully-fund recipients’ tuition fees on the selected study programmes offered by its partnering South African public and private universities.

Depending on their budget availabilities, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries also disburse financial supports to aid their recipients’ university-related costs, namely, accommodation, meals, and books-related costs. On top of all, bursary recipients will also receive monthly allowances from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

Candidates should possess these following criteria in order to satisfy the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ bursary programme’s requirements:

  • Be a South African person.
  • Intend to study in at least the National Diploma level and at the most Postgraduate level of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ scarce subjects in selected partner universities.
  • Have at least 50-59-worth of marks in the National Senior Certificate’s Mathematics and Physical Science subjects (for National Diploma level) or 60-69 marks in the same subjects in their National Senior Certificate (for all BSc candidates, except for BSc in the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Bioresource Engineering with a minor in the Agricultural Engineering and the University of Pretoria’s BVSc programme that need at least 70-79 percent marks in the National Certificate’s Mathematics and Physical Science subjects).
  • Ready to be a part of interns with an assigned mentor when selected (for Postgraduate BTech, BSc, Hons, MTech, MSc, DTech and PhD candidates).
  • Be a previously disadvantaged, impoverished, or disabled South African from South African’s rural remote areas (will be given first priority).

Additionally, according to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ bursary programme’s PDF flyer, only candidates enrolling in one of these below-mentioned following programmes and universities that will be considered:

  • BSc Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering): University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc): University of Pretoria
  • BSc Viticulture and Oenology: University of Stellenbosch
  • BSc Forestry and Wood Science: University of Stellenbosch
  • BSc Oceanography and Marine Biology: University of Cape Town
  • BSc Ichthyology specialising in Aquaculture: Rhodes University
  • BSc Plant Pathology, Food Science, or Entomology: Any South African-based universities
  • National Diploma: Forestry: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • National Diploma: Marine Science: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • National Diploma: Food Technology: Any South African-based universities

How to Apply for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ Bursary Programme
South African people candidates who wish to apply for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ bursary supports for the above-mentioned programmes and field of studies should first and foremost click on the “Vacancies” tab on the Department’s official home page to download the application form.

Applicants should attach additional relevant supporting documents, such as certified ID copies and transcripts, along with their already filled-in application form. Those completed forms, along with its attachments, should then be posted to The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ Education and Training Director to the office address at Private Bag X250, Pretoria 0001.

(Special Note: Further correspondences are only available for shortlisted candidates. Therefore, applicants should think that their application is unsuccessful if they don’t receive any further notifications by January 15, 2018.)

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ Closing Deadline for the Year of 2018
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ bursary application for the 2018 year round will be closed on September 30, 2018.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ Contact People
Should further questions arise among the candidates, they should inform these following people through their telephone numbers as noted below:

  • Mr. Vusimuzi Mngomezulu, tel. (012) 319-7923
  • Ms. Boitumelo Maleka, tel. (012) 319-7024

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