DALRRD Bursary Application 2024

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DALRRD Bursary Application 2024

The Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development DALRRD Bursary Application for 2024/2025. Find below How to Apply for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Bursary 2024/2025.

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About the Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development DALRRD: 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 agriculture, land reform and rural development sector for the 2024 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.

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Details of Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development DALRRD Bursary Application 2024/2025

DALRRD Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, in fields within the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector – specifically the following fields:

Undergraduate Studies:

  • Animal Science (BSc)
  • Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering) (BSc)
  • Entomology (BSc)
  • Food Science (BSc)
  • Food Technology (National Diploma)
  • Geo-Informatics/ Geographic Information Science (BSc or BA)
  • Land Surveying/ Geomatics (BSc)
  • Land Surveying/ Geomatics/ GIS (National Diploma/ Bachelors Degree)
  • Pasture Science (BSc)
  • Plant Pathology (BSc)
  • Town/ Regional Planning (National Diploma/ Bachelors Degree)
  • Town/ Urban and Regional Planning (BSc)
  • Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • Viticulture and Oenology (BSc)

Postgraduate Studies:

  • Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development priority research projects (Adv Diploma, B Tech, BSc Hons, MSc, DTech or PhD)

Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development DALRRD Bursary Application Requirements 2024/2025

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

DALRRD Undergraduate Bursary Requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards one of the undergraduate qualifications listed above
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must be previously disadvantaged or impoverished
  • You must be from a poverty-stricken area or rural community
  • You must NOT be a staff member of the department
  • You must aim to pursue a career within the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of level 4 (50 to 59%) for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric if studying or intend on studying within one of these fields:
    • Food Technology (National Diploma)
    • Land Surveying/ Geomatics/ GIS (National Diploma/ Bachelors Degree)
    • Town/ Regional Planning (National Diploma/ Bachelors Degree)
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric, if studying or intend on studying within one of these fields:
    • Animal Science (BSc)
    • Entomology (BSc)
    • Food Science (BSc)
    • Pasture Science (BSc)
    • Plant Pathology (BSc)
    • Viticulture and Oenology (BSc)
    • Land Surveying/ Geomatics (BSc)
    • Town/ Urban and Regional Planning (BSc)
    • Geo-Informatics/ Geographic Information Science (BSc or BA)
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of level 6 (70 to 79%) for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric if studying or intend on studying within one of these fields:
    • Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering) (BSc)
    • Veterinary Science (BVSc)

DALRRD Postgraduate Bursary Requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards one of the postgraduate qualifications listed above
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must be previously disadvantaged or impoverished
  • You must be from a poverty-stricken area or rural community
  • You must NOT be a staff member of the department
  • You must aim to pursue a career within the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector

 

Note: Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development DALRRD Bursary Required Documents 2024

DALRRD Bursary Required Documents for Undergraduate Applicants in 2024 Application:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate or latest results, if the certificate is not yet available (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • University acceptance letter (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Parents or guardian’s ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardian’s death certificates, if applicable (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, proof of unemployment from Department of Labour if unemployed, SASSA confirmation letter if applicable) (certified copies)

Note: if you have not yet received your Matric final results or University acceptance letter, you may apply without it and submit the outstanding documents as soon as received.

DALRRD Bursary Required Documents for Postgraduate Applicants in 2024 Application: 

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copy)
  • Qualification/ certificates (certified copies)
  • University acceptance letter (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Parents or guardian’s ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardian’s death certificates, if applicable (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, proof of unemployment from Department of Labour if unemployed, SASSA confirmation letter if applicable) (certified copies)

Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development DALRRD Bursaries Application Procedures 2024/2025

Download and complete one of the relevant bursary application forms:

Undergraduate studies: DALRRD Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate) >> Click Here to Download PDF

Postgraduate studies: DALRRD Bursary Application Form (Postgraduate) >> Click Here to Download PDF

CLOSING DATE: 31 October

Contact the Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development DALRRD for more details about the Bursaries and also check your status.

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: Externalbursaries@dalrrd.gov.za

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