2023 KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursaries

Province of KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is inviting students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

The Bursary Application Closing Date: 12 November 2022

About us

KwaZulu-Natal (or “KZN”) was formed in 1994 when the Zulu bantustan of KwaZulu merged with the Natal Province. The province has the 2nd largest population in the country, its largest city is Durban and its capital is Pietermaritzburg.

The Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Government consists of the following departments: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; Department of Arts and Culture; Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs; Department of Community Safety and Liaison; Department of Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs; Department of Education; Department of Health; Department of Human Settlements; Department of Provincial Treasury; Department of Public Works; Department of Social Development; Department of Sport and Recreation; Department of Transport

Bursaries will be awarded to students residing within the KwaZulu-Natal province, for studies within the following fields:

  • Agriculture (Plant Pathology, Crop and Animal Science) (BSc)
  • Agriculture Engineering (BSc)
  • Animal Health (National Diploma)
  • Industrial Engineering (National Diploma)
  • Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Requirements you need to apply for 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 have completed Matric with a bachelor’s pass
  • You must be between 18 and 35 years old
  • You must reside within the KwaZulu-Natal province
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards one of the qualifications listed above, in 2023
  • You must be studying or have been accepted/ provisionally accepted to study at a recognised public tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Preference will be given to students studying at institutions within the KwaZulu-Natal province

How to apply for KZN Government Bursary

Download and complete the KwaZulu-Natal Government Bursary Application Form 2023 (.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 may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent results/ transcripts, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration or acceptance/ provisional acceptance at a public institution (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Detailed outline of curriculum (number of years of study, number of modules to be taken) (on institutions letterhead)
  • Motivational letter (explaining your personal circumstances and why you deserve to be awarded a bursary)
  • Parents or guardian’s ID documents or death certificates if deceased (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardian’s proof of household income and expenses (latest payslips if employed, proof of unemployment from Department of Labour if unemployed, proof of pension or grant if applicable)
  • Proof of residence in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Profiling certificate, if applicable (certified copy)

Please note

It is the responsibility of the student to seek admission with a tertiary institution and accommodation within the University residence. Successful applicants will enter into a contract for a number of years equivalent to the duration of their period of study.

a)The bursary is for full-time study at a public institution and covers tuition fees, meals or stipends, accommodation, and prescribed textbooks where necessary.

b) Obligation: A bursar will be required to serve the relevant Provincial Department for the same number of years specified in the Bursary Contract unless stated otherwise. It must be stressed that funds are limited and there is no guarantee that all applicants will be successful.

c) Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 4 months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. d) Preference will be given to students who will pursue studies at institutions within the KZN Province.

e) Youth with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Director: Human Resources Development, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development,
PO Box X9059,

Hand delivery:
R103 Cedara Off-Ramp, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development,

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