Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursary South Africa

ABOUT THE COMPANY – DRDLR

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), established in 2009, is a department of the South African government. The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform is responsible for the department. The DRDLR is responsible for land reform; deeds registration; cadastral surveying and topographic mapping.

The Department’s mission is to initiate, as well as facilitate, coordinate and implement rural development programmes.

ABOUT THE DALRRD BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is inviting students to apply for bursary funding, for the 2023 academic year.

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)

MORE ABOUT THE DALRRD BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED & SELECTION

Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, books, accommodation, meals and a.c monthly allowance. The number of bursaries awarded will be dependent on the department budget availability.

Successful applicants will be contacted within 14 days after the Matric final results are released, and after the National Bursary Committee has completed the selection process. If you do not receive any feedback within 2 weeks after the Matric final results are released, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DALRRD BURSARY

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):
Undergraduate students:

  • 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 the 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 the 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 the Matric, if studying or intend on studying within one of these fields:
    • Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering) (BSc)
    • Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Postgraduate students:

  • 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
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DALRRD BURSARY

Download and complete one of the relevant bursary application forms:

Undergraduate studies: DALRRD Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate) (.pdf)

Postgraduate studies: DALRRD Bursary Application Form (Postgraduate)(.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
Undergraduate students:

  • 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 guardians’ ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents’ or guardians 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.

Postgraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copy)
  • Qualification/ certificates (certified copies)
  • University acceptance letter (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians’ ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents’ or guardians’ 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)

 

Applications must be submitted in ONE of the following ways:

– Email: Externalbursaries@dalrrd.gov.za
(Insert the words “DALRRD Bursary Application 2022” in the email subject line).

– Post:
The Director
Sector Education and Training
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Private Bag X250
Pretoria
0001

– Delivery:
Agriculture Place
20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street
Arcadia
Pretoria
0002

CLOSING DATE FOR THE DALRRD BURSARY

31 October 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development directly:
Contacts according to the field of study:

Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering) (BSc), Veterinary Science (BVSc), Animal Science (BSc), Entomology (BSc), Food Science (BSc), Pasture Science (BSc), Plant Pathology (BSc), Viticulture and Oenology (BSc), Food Technology (National Diploma) studies:
Contact person 1: Mr Tshianeo Khangala
Tel: 012 319 7015

Contact person 2: Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu
Tel: 012 319 7923

Land Surveying/ Geomatics (BSc), Town/ Urban and Regional Planning (BSc), Geo-Informatics/ Geographic Information Science (BSc or BA), Land Surveying/ Geomatics/ GIS (National Diploma/ Bachelors Degree) & Town/ Regional Planning (National Diploma/ Bachelors Degree) studies:

Contact person 1: Ms Nozipho Mtshali
Tel: 012 326 8050
Mobile: 082 775 0590

Contact person 2: Emmanuel Molefe
Tel: 012 326 8050
Mobile: 082 827 6245
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