Call for Applications: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursary Awards for 2023 (For South Africans)

DEADLINE: 31 October 2022

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursary Awards

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in identified careers in the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector for the 2023 academic year. The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of studyMinimum requirements (National Senior Certificate)Enquiries
B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.)
Mathematics and Physical Science: 6 (70–79)Mr Tshianeo Khangala Tel: 012 319 7015

Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu Tel: 012 319 7923
B.Sc. Animal Science
B.Sc. Entomology
B.Sc. Food Science
B.Sc. Pasture Science
B.Sc. Plant Pathology
B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology
Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu Tel: 012 319 7923
National Diploma: Food TechnologyMathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59) Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu Tel: 012 319 7923
B.Sc. Land Surveying/Geomatics
B.Sc. Town/Urban and Regional Planning B.Sc./BA Geo-Informatics/Geographic Information Science
Mathematics and Physical Science/Geography 5 (60–69)Ms Nozipho Mtshali Tel.: 012 326 8050 Cell: 082 775 0590
National Diploma/B Degree in Geomatics/Land Surveying/GIS
National Diploma/B Degree in Town/Urban and Regional Planning
Mathematics and Physical Science: 4 (50–59)  Mr Emmanuel Molefe Tel.: 012 326 8050 Cell: 082 827 6245
Postgraduate studies (Adv Dip/B.Tech, B.Sc. Hons, M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.) in Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development priority research projects.

  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms available from the website address: (Click on vacancies).
  • 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 within 14 days after the release of Grade 12 results and after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process, consider your application unsuccessful.
  • The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development reserves the right to determine the total number of bursary allocations for the academic year based on the total budget available.
  • No late application forms will be considered.
  • Applicants who are not in possession of their University acceptance letter or Final results can submit their application while waiting for the said documents.
  • All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to ONLY ONE of the following addresses:
Postal addressPhysical address
The DirectorAgriculture Place
Sector Education and Training20 Steve Biko (Former Beatrix) Street
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural DevelopmentArcadia, Pretoria
Private Bag X2500002

You may also check> The Department of Home Affairs Vacancies


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