DALRRD Bursary Call For 2023

Closing Date:

Bursary Details

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 2023 academic year.

The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities.

Fields of Study

  • B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc)
  • B.Sc. Animal Science
  • B.Sc. Entomology
  • B.Sc. Food Science
  • B.Sc. Pasture Science
  • B.Sc. Plant Pathology
  • B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology
  • National Diploma: Food Technology
  • B.Sc. Land Surveying/Geomatics
  • B.Sc. Town/Urban and Regional Planning
  • B.Sc./BA Geo-Informatics/Geographic Information Science
  • National Diploma/B Degree in Geomatics/Land Surveying/GIS
  • National Diploma/B Degree in Town/Urban and Regional Planning
  • Postgraduate studies (Adv Dip/B.Tech, B.Sc. Hons, M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.) in Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development priority research projects.

Candidate Requirements

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.

• The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development reserves the right to determine the total number of bursary allocations for the academic year based on the total budget available.

• No late application forms will be considered.

• Applicants who are not in possession of their University acceptance letter or Final results can submit their application while waiting for the said documents.

• All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to ONLY ONE of the following addresses:


Bursary Inclusion

The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance.

How to Apply


Bursary Award Advert

Full-Time Undergraduate Application Form

Full-Time Postgraduate Application Form