Department of Agriculture 2024 scholarship for South Africans

Department of Agriculture 2024 scholarship for South Africans

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) invites applications for the 2024 Bursaries Programme.

Department of Agriculture 2024 scholarship for South Africans

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 study Minimum 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
B.Sc. Animal Science B.Sc. Entomology B.Sc. Food Science B.Sc. Pasture Science B.Sc. Plant Pathology B.Sc. Soil Science/ Agronomy B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69) Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu Tel: 012 319 7923
National Diploma Food Technology Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59)
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.: 012 312 8339 Cell: 083 708 9650
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.: 012 312 8337 Cell: 082 827 6245
Postgraduate studies (Adv Dip/B.Tech, B.Sc. Hons in TRP/URP & GIS, 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
  • 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 address: The Director, Sector Education and Training, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Private Bag X250 PRETORIA, 0001

Physical address: Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (Former Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0002

Closing date: 31 October 2023

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