Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

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 2022 academic year.

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

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

Postgraduate Studies: Agricultural fields of studies priority research projects (Adv Diploma, B Tech, BSc Hons, MSc, DTech or PhD)

MORE ABOUT THE DALRRD BURSARY PROGRAMME – SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION

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

Successful applicants will be contacted only – if you do not receive any feedback within 14 days after 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 within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • You must be previously disadvantaged or impoverished
  • You must from a poverty-stricken area or rural community
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 (BSc)
    • Geomatics (BSc)
    • Geo-Informatics (BSc or BA)
    • Geographic Information Science (BSc or BA)
    • Town or Urban and Regional Planning (BSc)
    • Surveying (National Diploma or B Degree)
    • Cartography (National Diploma or B Degree)
    • Town and Regional Planning (National Diploma or BBE)
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DALRRD BURSARY

Download and complete one of the following 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 be disregarded):
Undergraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate or latest results if certificate is not yet available (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copy)
  • Qualification/ certificates (certified copies)
  • University acceptance letter (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Parents/ Guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ Guardians proof of income (latest palyslips if employed, proof of unemployment from Department of Labour if unemployed, SASSA confirmation letter if applicable, death certificates if applicable)

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.

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Postgraduate students:

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

 

Applications must submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: Externalbursaries@dalrrd.gov.za

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

3) Delivery:
Agriculture Place
20 Steve Biko Street
Arcadia
Pretoria
0002
Pretoria
0001

Note: Applications must only be submitted via ONE of the following methods – not all.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE DALRRD BURSARY

31 October 2021.
(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:
Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Bioresource Engineering, Entomology, Food Science, Food Technology, Pasture Science, Plant Pathology, Veterinary Science, Viticulture and Oenology students:
Contact people:
1) Mr Tshianeo Khangala – Tel: 012 319 7015
2) Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu – Tel: 012 319 7923

Cartography, Geo-Informatics, Geomatics, Geographic Information Science, Land Surveying, Surveying, Town or Urban and Regional Planning, Town and Regional Planning students:
Contact people:
1) Ms Cindi Mtshali – Mobile: 071 856 0600
2) Ms Nozipho Mtshali – Mobile: 082 775 0590
3) Mr Emmanuel Molefe – Mobile: 082 827 6245