Green Bursaries 2014: Dept Of Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries

Closing Date: 30 September 2013

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends awarding comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/ or intending to further their studies in critical scarce skills in agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2014 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 deep rural communities. Females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Field of Study Requirements
  1. B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
Mathematics and Physical Science 6 (70-79)
  1. Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.)
  2. B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology
  3. B.Sc. Food Science
  4. B.Sc. Plant Pathology
  5. B.Sc. Agric Soil Science
  6. B.Sc. Agric Agronomy
  7. B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Science
  8. B.Sc. Geo-informatics
  9. B.Sc. Marine Biology
  10. B.Sc. Oceanography and Marine Biology
  11. B.Sc. Ichthyology specializing in Aquaculture
Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)
  1. National Diploma: Food Technology
  2. National Diploma: Forestry
  3. National Diploma: Oceanography
Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (50-59)
  1. Postgraduate studies (B.Tech, B.Sc. Hons, M.Sc. and Ph.D) in different agriculture, forestry and fisheries study fields linked to DAFF priority research projects.


  1. It is worth noting that certain fields of studies are only available at certain institutions of higher learning:
  2. Applicants must be South African citizens.
  3. Applicants must complete relevant application form (download for Undergraduate | Postgraduate)
  4. Successful candidates will be informed from 27 January 2014 after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process. If you do not hear from us by end of January 2014, consider your application to be unsuccessful.
  5. All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to the following address:
Attention: Ms Amanda Shokane For further enquiries please contact
Directorate: Sector Education and Training Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesPrivate Bag X250
Mr Kaizer Ndlovu : 012 319 7358Ms Tshilidzi Netshilema : 012 319 7848


(i) The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reserves the right to determine the total number of bursary allocations for the academic year based on the total budget available.

(ii) The National Bursary Committee will make use of the Bursary Scheme’s 14 point system to allocate points to shortlisted applicants.

(iii) The Bursary Scheme of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is in fulfilment of the sector strategic objective of elimination of skewed participation in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors.


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  1. I am a grade 11 learner who is doing agriculture,geography,life science and mathematical literacy…i wanted to know that is it possible for me to get a bursury without physics

  2. Dear Sir/Madam

    Please can you email me an application form as I am looking to start my Bsc Agric next year in university of KwaZulu Natal

  3. Agribusiness Management is the latest and a very
    valuable course as it covers a superior range of
    skills and knowledge which can be adapted to areas
    of multiple industries encompassing the food, wine,
    forestry and fibre business and all activities involved
    in the production, processing, distribution and
    marketing of these industries.

  4. Sithole. Veronica August 26, 2014 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Can you please send me the bursary application forms via my email I have been admitted for Bsc in forestry and wood science for year 2015 at the university of stellenboch. Thank you

  5. sikholiwe Precious Tembe August 22, 2014 at 8:56 am - Reply

    To whom it concern
    I am a very ambitious female who wishes to one day study for agriculture in overseas or in one of the best universities in South Africa. So I am just wondering if you can help me in pursuing my dreams and goals as I am currently completing my final year at Owen Sithole College of Agriculture for my diploma in Agriculture.

  6. I have been accepted at nmmu for thge year 2015 to study agricultural management/ hw cn I get the application forms for the busary

  7. I have been accepted at Stellenbosch University for the year 2015 , can you please send a bursary application form to me via email. Thank you

  8. Dear Sir/Madam

    am currently completing my diploma this year in agriculture, and i want to do B-tech next year, do they fund it?. am studing at Thswane Unirvesity of Technology. and if they do please forwad me the form.

  9. kutu and i want 2 do animal production next year.can you provide me with the application form.hope i will get it

  10. Receive my greetings.
    I am a student enrolled at Walter Sisulu university currently studying a Bechelors’ Degree in Economics Honours programme with a research paper that is focused on agricultural development.
    Mine is to find clarity around financial support logistics as it relates to qualifications that are close in terms of relevance as per your department.
    I kindly request an application form.
    Thank you.

  11. Hi I’m khuthadzo, I’m doing animal science at university of venda n its second year, so I’m asking 4 the application form 4 next year if is still available n I hve a hope dat I wll get them

  12. Timothy Perring May 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I am studying for a National Diploma in Agriculture at Grootfontein agriculture college could I apply for 2015 bursaries. Please send me a application form. Thank you.

  13. Abongile Gabela May 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    i am wondering if the bursary could fund me this year. i am doing soil science in Fort Hare and apparently this is my 4th year

  14. I am currently doing my first year in Taung Agricultural College ,studying diploma in Irrigation which is a new that was introduced in 2013 and it comprises of soil sciences,agronomy/plant production,animal production,agricultural economics,environmental studies(natural resource management,veld management),irrigation and agricultural engineering .I was wondering if you could send me a busary application form for 2015 as soon as they are published or posted via this e-mail address
    P.O Box503,Pudumong,8581

    Your faithfully

  15. I am doing my second year in geography and environmental management in the university of KwaZulu-Natal; can I be added with your bursary?

  16. Can you please email me a bursary application form? Or can you tell me where i can get one from?
    The course that i am studying is oceanography, and im studying at CPUT.


  17. I am Princess Mbongonya ,my dream was to study an Agricultural Science ,particularly in Animal Reproduction , but bacause of financial prmblems i did’nt .Please kindly send for me an application form to P/bag x 1 Port Edward 4295 my cell no:0785285411/0781735498

  18. Thobani lucky Shezi March 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I am doing my first year in Agricultural Management at Nelson Mandela University, I would like to know what must I do to get your bursary? please respond here is my number 0788857662 my worry is every one here has a sponsor

  19. Dear Sir/ Madam

    My question to you is does your bursary help those wanting to study Game Ranch Management / Nature Conservation please reply to me my number is 072 130 2000

  20. Ndamulelo Ramutsindela August 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm - Reply


  21. I am a post graduate with Environmental Science and i want to further my studies in the filled of agriculture specifically BSc honours Soil Science, can i get a bursary?

  22. Thandi fortunate vumase July 25, 2013 at 11:32 am - Reply

    I’m willing to apply for this bursary, can you please send me an application form via my email address.

  23. Nkululeko Maseko July 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Good day Im a 3rd year student studying food technology at the University of Johannesburg and I would like apply for a bursary in my respective field for a post-graduate programme for a B-Tech at my institution. Can you please send me forms via e-mail

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