Make a Difference with a Comprehensive South African Bursary

While there are lots of scholarship opportunities for people residing in the southernmost part of Africa, what is often overlooked are learning programs that will provide a sustaining impact to the region. For many, heading out of the continent in order to go to the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom is a dream come true. However, if you really want to do something special, there is one essential thing that you can pursue. Get a course that will allow you to improve the lives of many.

Getting an intensive bursary at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is a key to developing your country. By acquiring the necessary knowledge and training, you will learn critical skills that will boost the often overlooked sectors in South Africa.

The region’s agricultural sphere has always been in need of viability. Instituting food safety and sufficiency is critical to the nation’s survival. By electing to be a part of the sector’s Bachelors, Masters or PHD programs, you will be on your way to enhance South Africa’s core development system.

The best thing about pursuing a DAFF bursary is that you don’t need to leave home. Scholarships can be taken in South Africa. Not only will the program cover your tuition, books and accommodation needs but it will also provide meals and monthly allowances.

It is worth noting that the availability of some courses is exclusive at certain schools of higher learning. For instance, the Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography and Marine Biology can only be acquired at the University of Cape Town. Degrees in Veterinary Medicine and Bio-resource Engineering can only be pursued at the Universities of Pretoria and KwaZulu-Natal, respectively.

Applicants for the DAFF bursaries should be South African citizens. You can view all the complete learning programs at www.daff.gov.za. Click on Food Security and Agrarian Reform Branch and proceed to Sector Education and Training when you’re on the domain. Applications from both undergraduate and graduate entrants are accepted within the following areas of study:

BSc degrees:

  • Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
  • Entomology
  • Food Science
  • Forestry and Wood Science
  • Ichthyology (Specialising in Aquaculture)
  • Marine Biology
  • Oceanography and Marine Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Viticulture and Oenology

BVSc degree:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science

National Diplomas:

  • Food Technology
  • Forestry
  • Marine Science

Postgraduate studies:

  • All agriculture, forestry and fisheries fields linked to DAFF priority research projects (B.Sc./ B.Tech/ D.Tech/ M.Sc. Hons/ M.Tech/ Ph.D.)

Please take note that the deadline of submission for applications will be on September 30, 2017. If you have not received any form of reply from the department that you are applying for by January 15, 2018, consider your application to be unsuccessful. Corresponding forms are made available at the website. Supporting documents like your ID and certificates must be forwarded by post.

8 Comments
  1. Dear Sir,
    My name is Wilson Stephen Kanjobvu from Malawi. I have difficulties to pursue my tertiary education due to financial problems from my family. I want to ask for scholarship at your university to study Agricultural Engineering if possible to offer me a place to study. I know that if this dreams come true i will change everything around me. My contact number is +265 882 474 074 and my email address is wsdkanjobvu@gmail.com. Your assistance will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks a lot in advance.

  2. Dear Sir,
    I would like to inform you that I am a student of Natural Resource Management & Rural Development in Institute of forestry,Pokhara,Nepal under Tribhuvan University. Six months research course should be carried out to complete the course. So I am looking for research grant from prestigious organisation.So I request you to kindly provide me research grant for Six months. Thanks a lot.

  3. kindly offer me a scholarship, i want to aquaculture- Bsc. am a Zambian citizen .employee of ministry of fisheries and livestock.

  4. I MAXWELL RABSON FROM MALAWI AND I HAVE CHALLENGES IN MY EDUCATION FUNDING DUE TO POVERTY .WITH YOU I PROPOSAL YOUR OFFER POF SCHOLARSHIP IN BIO RESOURCE ENGINEERING. REALLY YOUR CHOICE WILL MAKE DIFFERENT .CELL PHONE ;0993476842/esc-157-16@cc.ac.mw

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