The Limpopo Department of Agriculture is committed to support tertiary education in the Agricultural sector by offering bursary opportunities to first and continuing students doing the following studies in 2013:

  • BSc: Agricultural Engineering;
  • BSc: Aquaculture;
  • BSc: Veterinary Medicine;
  • NDip: Mechanical Engineering;
  • NDip: Electrical Engineering.

The bursary will cover the following:

  • Registration;
  • Tuition;
  • Accommodation and meals;
  • Prescribed books; and
  • Monthly allowances.

Cost that the bursary excludes:

  • Private accommodation;
  • extramural activities;
  • insurance
  • funeral
  • stationery and a computer/laptop.


Bursaries are limited to full-time study of Agriculture related fields at accredited universities and universities of Technology in South Africa.


  • The bursar must not be a holder of any other bursary;
  • Previous years’ outstanding debts will not be covered by the bursary; and
  • The applicant should be registered or is eligible for registration at an accredited tertiary institution.

Selection Criteria:

  • Letter of acceptance from the university or university of Technology for matriculants;
  • Academic pass in grade 12 with Mathematics and Science both at60% or higher;
  • No bursaries will be granted to existing students who are not promoted to the next year of study and have failed more than half of the modules;
  • Applicants from designated groups will be given first preference;
  • SouthAfrican citizens will be given first preference; and
  • Females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Supporting Documents:

  • Certified copy of ID;
  • Certified copy of proof of income from guardian/parents;
  • Letter of admission from tertiary institution;
  • Full academic history or students already at University or University of Technology;
  • Grade 12’s final results for matriculants;
  • Proof of residence; and
  • Academic performance.

Closing date: 31 October 2012 at 16:30.

How to apply:

Application forms should be collected and submitted through respective District offices/municipalities of collection. Interested qualifying students should submit completed application forms and supporting documents to:

The Head of Department: Department of Agriculture

69 Biccard Street
Private Bag X9487

Please note:

  • a) Applicants should note that correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted applicants only.

  • b)Applicants should further note that if they do not receive any correspondence 60 days after the closing date, it implies that their application has been unsuccessful.

Enquieries for different districts:

  • Ms. Mokgadi Makgoba: Head Office – 015 294 3308;
  • Ms. Nyawa Ramugondo: Head Office – 015 294 3132;
  • Ms. Matjatji Masilo: Head Office – 015 294 3134;
  • Mr. Matthews Maserame: Capricorn – 015 632 5524;
  • Mr. Clifford Hlungwane: Mopani – 015 812 3210;
  • Ms. Dorcas Kgopa: Sekhukhune – 015 632 4145;
  • Mr. Enos Maluleke: Vhembe – 015 963 2005;
  • Ms. Rose Mahlaule: Waterberg – 014 717 2325.

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