DAFF Bursary 2023/2024 | How to Apply

DAFF Bursary Application 2023/2024, See How to apply for DAFF leadership program 2023/2024 here, requirements, eligibility, and application closing date 2023/2024.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in identified careers in the agricultural, forestry, and fisheries sectors for the 2020 academic year. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities.

The bursary will cover

Tuition, accommodation, books, meals, and monthly allowance.


Grade 12 Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)
  1. B.Sc. Majoring in Ichthyology/Fisheries Science
  2. B.Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology
  3. B.Sc. Marine Biology
  4. B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Science
  5. B.Sc. Entomology
  6. B.Sc. Food Science
  7. B.Sc. Plant Pathology
  8. B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology
Mathematics and Physical Science 6 (70–79) 
  1. B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
  2. Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.S
Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59) 
  1. National Diploma: Food Technology
  2. National Diploma: Forestry
  3. National Diploma: Marine Science
Postgraduate studies (B.Tech, B.Sc., Hons. M.Tech., M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.) in different agricultural, forestry and fisheries fields of study relating to DAFF priority research projects.


Please note

  • It is worth noting that certain fields of study are only available at certain institutions of higher learning:
    • B.Sc. Majoring in Ichthyology/Fisheries Science: Rhodes University
    • B.Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology: University of Cape Town
    • B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Science: University of Stellenbosch
    • B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology/Plant Pathology: University of Stellenbosch
    • B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering): University of KwaZulu-Natal
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.): University of Pretoria
    • National Diploma: Food Technology: the Durban University of Technology, Tshwane University of Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and University of Johannesburg
    • National Diploma: Forestry: Nelson Mandela University
    • National Diploma: Marine Science: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms available from the website address: www.daff.gov.za (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 by 22 January 2020 after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process, consider your application unsuccessful.
  • No faxed/e-mailed application forms will be considered.
  • No late application forms will be considered
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bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university, or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into the study.

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