Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries: Bursaries 2021


Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries invites students to apply for Bursary Programme 2021.


Bursary Application closing date  is 20 November 2020

The department offers bursaries in the following fields of study:

Biodiversity and Conservation (Ref: B&C/01/2021)

  • National Diploma: Nature Conservation
  • BA Environmental Management / Science
  • ND: Ecotourism and game range management
  • BA Environmental Economics
  • BSc Zoology and Botany
  • BSc Environmental Management (Majoring in Environmental law)
  • BSc Geology

Fisheries (Ref: FI/01/2021) 

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.)
  • B.Sc./Hons/M.Tech./M.Sc./D.Tech/Ph.D: Marine Biology
  • B.Sc./ Hons./ M.Tech./ M.Sc./ D.Tech/ Ph.D: Oceanography and Marine Biology
  • B.Sc./ Hons. / M.Tech./ M.Sc./ D.Tech./ Ph.D: Ichthyology specialising in Aquaculture
  • ND/ B.Sc./ Hons./ M.Tech/ M.Sc./ D.Tech/ Ph.D.: Marine Science

Forestry (Ref: FO/01/2021) 

  • National Diploma/ BTech/ MTech Forestry
  • BSc Forestry/ Bachelor of Forestry Management
  • BHons Forestry
  • Msc Forestry

Climate Change and Air Quality and Sustainbaility Development (Ref: CCAS/01/2021)


  • BSc/ND Environmental Science
  • BSc/ND Environmental Management
  • ND/B Degree Earth Science
  • ND/B Degree Natural Science
  • ND/B Degree Conservation
  • BSc Chemistry
  • ND/B Degree Hydrology

Environmental Programmes (Ref: EP/01/2021)

  • B SC/Hons/Masters Environmental Science/Environmental Law/Environmental Economics/ Water Resource
  • Hons Economics
  • BSc Biological Science
  • B Degree/Hons/Masters: Social Science
  • Bsc Environmental Science majoring Biological Resources

Oceans and Coast (Ref: OC/01/2021)

  • ND/B Tech/BSc Hons/MSc/PhD: Marine Science
  • BSc/Hons/MA Environmental Economics
  • BTech/MTech/Hons/ M Sc/Oceanography
  • BSc Environmental Science/Management
  • BTech/MTech/Hons/MA Environmental Economics
  • B Degree Coastal Management
  • B Degree Environmental Law
  • B Degree Social Development Studies
  • ND/BEng/BTech/Hons/Electronics/Mechanical/Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc/Hons/MSc Mathematical Modelling, Computer Science or Information Systems Engineering

Consideration will be given to previously disadvantaged and people with disability who are South African citizens and have successfully completed their first year of undergraduate study or those who are currently registered for postgraduate studies. However, strongly motivated applications from first-year students within the above mentioned fields of study will also be considered. The maximum amount of the bursary is R40 000.00

Note

This advert only applies to individuals that are registered as fulltime students with the institution of higher learning and not employed. Please indicate clearly on the application form the reference number and the study field. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Correspondence will be limited to successful applicants only. If you have not been contacted by end of January 2021, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Successful applicants will be expected to sign a bursary contract. No faxed or emailed and applications will be accepted.

Consideration is given to previously disadvantaged and people with disability who are South African citizens and have successfully completed their first year of undergraduate study or those who are currently registered for postgraduate studies. However, strongly motivated applications from first-year students within the above mentioned fields of study do get considered. 

Memebers of the public wishing to apply for the departmental bursaries intake are advised to apply only when a call for applications, with relevant deadlines, has been advertised.  During such time, all applications should be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Motivation as to why the bursary should be awarded to you.
  • Certified copies of qualifications and recent academic records
  • Certified copies of Identity Document (Applicant and the both parents or guardian)
  • Acceptance letter from first year students
  • Proof of registration (if already enrolled with the institution of higher learning)
  • Proof of parents or guardian’s income
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Proof if parents are deceased
  • Affidavit if parents are not working

How to apply

Download Application Forms

Applications can also be posted to: The Director-General, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Private Bag X 447, Pretoria 0001

or hand delivered or courier to the following addresses;

PRETORIA

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, 473 Steve Biko Street, Cnr Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, Arcadia,Pretoria

CAPE TOWN

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, 63 Strand Street, 13th Floor Nedbank Building, Cape Town

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