Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries Bursary 2025

Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries Bursary 2025

The Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries Bursary Application for 2025/2026. Find below How to Apply for the Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries Bursary 2025/2026.

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About the Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries: The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) was formed in 2009 and is responsible for managing and supporting the agricultural sector in South Africa, and ensuring that all citizen have access to safe and nutritious food. DAFF is under the responsibility of Senzeni Zokwana, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Some of the departments goals include efficient and effective governance; sustained and sufficient management of natural resources; contributions to the country’s economic growth and development; successful risk management systems and national regulatory services; greater production of timber products, fibre and food; a united and transformed sector.

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Field of Study

Undergraduate studies:

  • Marine Biology (BSc)
  • Oceanography and Marine Biology (BSc)
  • Ichthyology/ Fisheries Science (BSc)
  • Forestry and Wood Science (BSc)
  • Plant Pathology (BSc)
  • Entomology (BSc)
  • Food Science (BSc)
  • Viticulture and Oenology (BSc)
  • Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering) (BSc)
  • Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • Marine Science (National Diploma)
  • Forestry (National Diploma)
  • Food Technology (National Diploma)

Postgraduate studies:

  • All agriculture, forestry and fisheries fields linked to DAFF priority research projects (BSc, BTech, MSc, DTech, Hons MTech, PhD)

Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries Bursary Application Requirements 2025/2026

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Marine Science, Forestry, Food Technology students: achieved a minimum of level 4/ 50-59% for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric
  • Marine Biology, Oceanography and Marine Biology, Ichthyology/ Fisheries Science, Forestry and Wood Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Science, Viticulture and Oenology (BSc) students: achieved a minimum of level 5/ 60-69% for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric
  • Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering), Veterinary Science students: achieved a minimum of level 6/ 70-79% for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric
  • NOT staff members of the department
  • *Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students and those from poor and rural communities. Disabled applicants are also encouraged to apply

Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries Bursary Application Procedures 2025/2026

Undergraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Qualification certificates (certified copy)
  • University admission/ acceptance letter (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (certified latest payslips if employed/ proof of unemployment from Department of Labour if unemployed/ SASSA confirmation letter if applicable/ death certificate if applicable)

Postgraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary academic record (certified copy)
  • Qualification certificates (certified copy)
  • University admission/ acceptance letter (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (certified latest payslips if employed/ proof of unemployment from Department of Labour if unemployed/ SASSA confirmation letter if applicable/ death certificate if applicable)

Closing Date: 30 September

Contact the Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries for more details about the Bursary and also check your status.

Please contact The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries directly:

Contact People:

Ms Silindelo Dlomo – Tel: 012 319 7848

Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu – Tel: 012 319 7923

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