Department of Agriculture Bursary Programme 2024

Department of Agriculture Bursary Programme 2024

Department of Agriculture Bursary Programme 2024. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is pleased to announce the 2024 Bursary Programme.

Application deadline: October 31, 2023.

The Department values diversity and encourages applicants with disabilities.

About the Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development, established in June 2019, resulted from the merger of agriculture functions from the former Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

Their vision encompasses equitable land access, integrated rural development, sustainable agriculture, and universal food security.

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Department of Agriculture Bursary Programme 2024

The Department’s mission is to accelerate land reform, catalyze rural development, and enhance agricultural production, focusing on:

  1. Transformed land ownership patterns.
  2. Agrarian reform.
  3. Implementation of an effective land administration system.
  4. Sustainable livelihoods.
  5. Innovative sustainable agriculture.
  6. Promotion of opportunities for youth, women, and vulnerable groups.
  7. Integrated rural development.

Bursary Awards for 2024

DALRRD is committed to offering comprehensive bursaries to eligible individuals pursuing studies in agriculture, land reform, and rural development for the 2024 academic year. These bursaries cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals, and a monthly allowance. Preference is given to those from impoverished, rural communities who have faced disadvantages.


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.

How to Apply

Application Instructions

To apply for the bursary:

  1. Applicants must be South African citizens.
  2. Complete the relevant bursary application forms, available from the links provided at the end of this document.
  3. Note that only fields of study listed will be considered.

Communication regarding bursary awards will be limited to successful applicants. If you haven’t received communication within 14 days of the release of Grade 12 results and the finalization of the selection process by the National Bursary Committee, consider your application unsuccessful. The Department reserves the right to determine the number of bursary allocations based on the available budget.

Late applications will not be considered. If you don’t yet have your university acceptance letter or final results, you can still submit your application.

Application Forms

You can download the application form from the link provided below.

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Contact Information

For submissions and inquiries, please use the following contact details:

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.

Email: [email protected].

Undergraduate Application Form

Post-graduate_Application Form

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