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Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

ABOUT THE COMPANY – GDARD

Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary South Africa | The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD), previously called the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment (GDACE), is responsible for Gauteng’s nature conservation, environmental protection and agricultural affairs.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Environmental and Bio-diversity sectors, which are scarce and critical occupational categories of study, including the following fields:

  • Analytical Chemistry (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Animal Science (BSc)
  • Botany (BSc)
  • Chemical Engineering (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Ecology (BSc)
  • Environmental Management (BSc)
  • Environmental Science (BSc)
  • Geo-Informatics or GIS-related qualification (BSc)
  • Graphic Design (Diploma)
  • Nature Conservation (Diploma)
  • Veterinary Laboratory Technology (Diploma)
  • Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • Zoology (BSc)

MORE ABOUT THE GDARD BURSARY PROGRAMME – SELECTION

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 31 January 2023 at the latest – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GDARD 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):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must permanently reside in Gauteng (for at least 1 year before applying for this bursary)
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time towards one of the qualifications listed above, in 2023
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institute in Gauteng
  • Preference will be given to students with excellent academic records and those who show great potential
  • Preference will be given to students who are NOT in receipt of any other bursary funding
  • You must have achieved the following minimum results, according to your course of study:
    • Analytical Chemistry (National Diploma/ Degree): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics, Chemistry and Physical Science
    • Animal Science (BSc)): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics and Physical Science
    • Botany (BSc): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics, Chemistry and Physical Science
    • Chemical Engineering (National Diploma/ Degree): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics, Chemistry and Physical Science
    • Ecology (BSc): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics, Chemistry and Physical Science
    • Environmental Management (BSc)): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics and Physical Science
    • Environmental Science (BSc)): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics and Physical Science
    • Geo-Informatics or GIS-related qualification (BSc)): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics and Physical Science
    • Graphic Design (Diploma): Level 4 (50 to 59%) for Mathematics and English
    • Nature Conservation (Diploma): Level 4 (50 to 59%) for Mathematics and Physical Science
    • Veterinary Laboratory Technology (Diploma)): Level 4 (50 to 59%) for Mathematics, Chemistry and Physical Science
    • Veterinary Science (BVSc): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics and Physical Science
    • Zoology (BSc): Level 5 (60 to 69%) for Mathematics, Chemistry and Physical Science
  • Female students, students from designated rural areas and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GDARD BURSARY

Download and complete the GDARD Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development bursary.
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):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Proof of admission/ provisional admission to a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Full academic record, including most recent transcripts/ results, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of residence in Gauteng
  • Quotation of fee schedule and book quotation (on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians’ proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of pension or grant if applicable)

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Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Post:
Human Capital Management
Gauteng Department of Agriculture | Rural Development
P.O. Box 8769
Johannesburg
2000

– Hand delivery:
Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
56 Eloff Street
Umnotho House
Ground Floor
Johannesburg
2000

CLOSING DATE FOR THE GDARD BURSARY

4 November 2023.
(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 Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development directly:
Contact People: Mr Livhuwani Mutswana / Ms Thandiwe Tsutsu
Tel: 011 240 2590 / 011 240 2586

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