• Arxada
  • Bell
  • FSC
  • Hin-Tech Manufacturing
  • John Deere
  • Khulani Timber Industries
  • LESH
  • Loadtech Load Cells
  • Ponsse
  • Rance Timbers
  • Sappi
  • SAWPA
  • SSA
  • UCL Sawmill
  • Wood-Mizer
  • Wuhlf

Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)

Bursaries

Bursaries are awarded to individuals that are registered as fulltime students with the institution of higher learning or currently doing Grade 12 (Matric) and not employed. Please indicate clearly on the application form the reference number and the study field. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be expected to sign a bursary contract. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.

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 both parents or guardian)
  • Proof of registration (if already enrolled with the institution of higher learning)
  • Proof of parents or guardian’s income
  • Proof if parents are deceased
  • Affidavit if parents are not working.


The Forestry Management fields of study eligible for this bursary programme are:

  • ND / AdvDip/ B Degree/ Hons/ Master’s Degree Forestry
  • ND / AdvDip/ Hons/ MSc/PhD Wood Technology
  • ND/ AdvDip/ Hons/ MSc/PhD Nature Conservation
  • Higher Cert: Veld Fire Management
  • B Degree / Hons / Master’s Degree Forestry
  • B-Tech/ M Sc in Forestry, Wood Science
  • ND/ B-Tech/B.Degree/ Hons/M Sc in Nature Conservation, Botany, Marine Science
  • National Diploma / B Degree/ Hons/ M Sc Environmental Science or Management
  • NDip/ AdvDip/ Hons/ MSc/PhD Game Ranch management

How to Apply?
The application form and advert will be made available when the next bursary intake call for applications opens again, which is towards the end of the year (September / October  – December).  The bursary opportunities are advertised through the national newspapers, our website and social media platforms belonging to the department. It is the intention of the DFFE to promote representivity (race, gender and disability).

Contact Pretoria:

Joshua Moepya
Tel: 012 399 8682
Cell: 067 417 3739

Busisiwe Stemele
Tel: 012 399 8685
Cell: 066 156 0042

Mokhobo Putu
Tel: 012 399 9018
Cell: 066 081 2662

Contact Cape Town:

Sarah Mathunyane
Tel: 021 814 8084
Cell: 067 417 3719

Mpho Beta
Tel: 021 402 3368

Mooketsa Mabe
Tel: 021 402 3412
Cell: 071 540 2685

Neliswa Magwala
Tel: 021 814 8089
Cell: 066 081 9858

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  • Afrequip
  • Latschbacher
  • Alternative Structures Logo
  • Arxada
  • Bell
  • Ezigro Seedlings
  • Foresta Timber & Board
  • FSC
  • Hin-Tech Manufacturing
  • Husqvarna
  • John Deere
  • Khulani Timber Industries
  • Kwamahlati Training Services
  • LESH
  • Loadtech Load Cells
  • Logmech
  • Merensky
  • Mondi
  • Those who grow alone, die alone: why transformation is strategic for the MTO Group
  • NCT
  • Pangolin
  • Patula Risk
  • Ponsse
  • Rance Timbers
  • Sabie Poles
  • SAFCOL
  • Sappi
  • Saw Specialists
  • SAWPA
  • SSA
  • Stihl
  • Sunshine Seedling Services
  • Treated Timber Products
  • TWK
  • UCL Sawmill
  • Wood-Mizer
  • WoodBiz Africa
  • Wuhlf