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University of Pretoria Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development Bursary Funds 2025

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 2025 academic year.

Aim and Benefits 

The bursary will cover:

  • Tuition,
  • Accommodation, Books, Meals, and
  • A monthly allowance.

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


Fields of study Minimum requirements (National Senior Certificate) Enquiries
BSc Eng. Agricultural (Bioresource) Engineering Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.) Mathematics and Physical Science: 6 (70–79) Mr Tshianeo Khangala Tel: 012 319 7015 Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu Tel.: 012 319 7923

BSc Agric. Entomology

BSc Agric. Food Science

BSc Agric. Pasture Science

BSc Agric. Plant Pathology

BSc Agric. Soil Science

BSc Agric. Agronomy

BSc Agric. Viticulture and Oenology

Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)
BAS Food Science and Technology Diploma in Food Technology Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59) Ms Nozipho Mtshali Cell: 082 775 0590 Tel: 012 326 8050 Mr Emmanuel Molefe Cell: 082 827 6245 Tel: 012 326 8050

B.Sc. Land Surveying/ Geomatics

B.Sc. Town/Urban and Regional Planning

B.Sc. Geo-informatics/ Geographic Information Science

Mathematics and Physical Science/Geography: 5 (60 – 69)

National Diploma/B Degree in Geomatics/Land Surveying/GIS

National Diploma/B Degree in Town/Urban and Regional Planning

Mathematics and Physical Science: 4 (50–59)
Postgraduate studies (Advance Diploma/ B. Tech, B.Sc. Hons, M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.) in DALRRD priority research projects.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms available from the website address: (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.
  • No late application forms will be considered.
  • Applicants who are not in possession of their university acceptance letter or results can submit their application while waiting for the said documents.
  • Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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

Application Deadline

September 30, 2024

How to Apply


DALRRD Bursary Call 2025 Summary - PDF (0.32 MB)

All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to the below email address:

Email: [email protected]

For more details visit: University of Pretoria website.

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