Nov 2022 1st Edition

GDARD 2023 bursary application are open

Historically disadvantaged Gauteng residents are urged to apply for a 2023 bursary from the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD).

Youth in the province who are considering a career in veterinary science, agriculture, the environment or biodiversity can apply for a bursary to fund their studies next year. Applications close on 4 November.

The department says the skills needed for these professions are scarce and the bursaries thus fall in line with its Scarce Skills Talent Pipeline and External Bursary Policy.

Application requirements

To be considered for a bursary, applicants must show proof of admission or provisional admission to a recognised institution of higher learning in the province, for any of the following qualifications:

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

B.Sc. Geo-Informatics or related qualification

B.Sc. Environmental Science / Management

B.Sc. Animal Science

B.Sc. Zoology, Botany or Ecology

Degree/Diploma: Chemical Engineering or Analytical Chemistry

Diploma: Veterinary Laboratory Technology

Diploma: Nature Conservation

Diploma: Graphic Design.

There are different minimum requirements for each qualification, which can be found at

Applicants must have been living in Gauteng permanently, for at least one year prior to application, and preference will be given to those who excel academically and/or demonstrate potential and those who don’t already benefit from another bursary.

Women, people with disabilities and people living in designated rural areas are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

For more information and to apply for GDARD bursary, obtain an application form from GDARD’s reception office, located at 56 Eloff Street, Umnotho House, Ground Floor; or contact Livhuwani Mutswana at 011 240 2590 or Thandiwe Tsutsu at 011 240 2586.

Applicants must forward their completed application to: Human Capital Management, GDARD, P.O. Box 8769, Johannesburg, 2000 or hand it in at GDARD’s reception office.

Information supplied by GDARD.

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