The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants
pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in identified careers in the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector for the 2025 academic
year. The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals, and a monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged
and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities.

Closing date for all applications: 30 September 2024

Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Fields of study Minimum requirements
(National Senior Certificate)


BSc Eng. Agricultural (Bioresource) Engineering
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.)
Mathematics and Physical Science: 6 (70–79) Mr Tshianeo Khangala
Tel: 012 319 7015
Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu
Tel.: 012 319 7923
BSc Agric. Entomology
BSc Agric. Food Science
BSc Agric. Pasture Science
BSc Agric. Plant Pathology
BSc Agric. Soil Science
BSc Agric. Agronomy
BSc Agric. Viticulture and Oenology
Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)
BAS Food Science and Technology
Diploma in Food Technology
Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59)
B.Sc. Land Surveying/ Geomatics
B.Sc. Town/Urban and Regional Planning
B.Sc. Geo-informatics/
Geographic Information Science
Mathematics and Physical Science/Geography: 5
(60 – 69)
Ms Nozipho Mtshali
Cell: 082 775 0590
Tel: 012 326 8050
Mr Emmanuel Molefe
Cell: 082 827 6245
Tel: 012 326 8050
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)
Postgraduate studies (Advance Diploma/ B. Tech, B.Sc. Hons, M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.) in DALRRD priority research projects.


  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms available from the website address: www.dalrrd.gov.za (Click on vacancies).
  • 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.
  • No late application forms will be considered.
  • Applicants who are not in possession of their university acceptance letter or results can submit their application while waiting for the said
  • The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) reserves the right to determine the total number of bursary
    allocations for the academic year based on the total budget available.
  • All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to the below
    email address:
    Email: Externalbursaries@dalrrd.gov.za

Full time post graduate Application Form 2025
Full time undergraduate Application Form 2025

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