UCT Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Bursary

UCT Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Bursary

UCT Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Bursary – see details below:


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 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)


B.Sc. Majoring in Ichthyology/Fisheries Science

Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)

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


B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering

Mathematics and Physical Science 6 (70–79)

(Agricultural Engineering)

10.Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.)

11. National Diploma: Food Technology

Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59)

12.National Diploma: Forestry

13.National Diploma: Marine Science

14.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. Successful candidates will be appointed as interns and placed with the relevant industry/research institution/s of higher learning as young professionals. Successful candidates will also be allocated a mentor and will receive a monthly allowance from the department for accommodation and meals.


1.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: 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

2.Applicants must be South African citizens.

3.Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms available from the website address: www.daff.gov.za (Click on vacancies).

4.Applicants who apply for fields of study that are not listed above will not be considered.

5.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.

6.No faxed/e-mailed application forms will be considered.

7.No late application forms will be considered.

8.All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to the following address:

The Director

For further enquiries, please contact:

Directorate: Sector Education and Training

Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Private Bag X250

012 319 7923


Ms Silindelo Dlomo


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 fulfillment of the sector strategic objective of elimination of skewed participation in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors.


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