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DFFE Bursary Application Form 2022/2023.

 DFFE Bursary Application

How to apply for the DFFE bursaries program online, requirements, application form, and application closing date 2022/2023.

Want to apply for Bursaries in South Africa 2022? The DFFE invites an application from suitably and qualifies students for their bursary program 2022/2023.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups.

It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university, or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into the study.

DFFE Bursary Progam 2022/2023

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE), was previously known as the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) before the name was changed in April 2021. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) is a department of the South African government, formed in 2019 as the result of a merger between the Department of Environmental Affairs and the forestry and fisheries part of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

The DEFF is responsible for the protection, improvement and conservation of the environment and natural resources in South Africa.



Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) is inviting students to apply for bursary funding, for the 2022 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for full-time studies, in the fields listed below:
Biodiversity and Conservation:

  • Biological Sciences (Degree/ Hons BSc)
  • Environmental Management (Diploma/ Degree/ Hons)
  • Environmental Science (Diploma/ Degree/ Hons)
  • Environmental Strategy Development and Implementation or Environmental Law including Advanced Legislative Drafting (Diploma/ Degree/ Hons)
  • Global change dynamics (Climate Change, drought, biodiversity loss) (Diploma/ Degree/ Hons)
  • Heritage Studies (Diploma/ Degree)
  • Nature Conservation (Diploma/ Degree / Hons)
  • Natural Science / Environmental Science/Management majoring in Ecology, Resources Management and Geographical Information System (BSc/ Hons/ MSc)
  • Risk management or Policy Development (Diploma/ Degree/ Hons)
  • Wetlands Management and/or Ecosystem Approach (Diploma/ Degree/ Hons)

Chemicals and Waste Management:

  • Biochemistry/ Microbiology (MSc/ M Tech)
  • Chemical Engineering/ Chemistry (MSc/ M Tech)
  • Eco-toxicology of environmental pollutants (Masters/ PhD)
  • Ecoxicology (B Hons/ M Sc)
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (Masters/ PhD)
  • Environmental Science (B Degree/ M Tech/ Hons/ MSc)
  • Epidemiology of environmental pollutants (Masters/ PhD)
  • Impacts and synergistic effects of environmental pollutants on the environment (Masters/ PhD)
  • Toxicology (Masters/ PhD)
  • Waste Management (B Degree/ Hons/ MSc)

Climate Change, Air Quality and Sustainable Development:

  • Chemistry (BSc)
  • Conservation (National Diploma/ B Degree)
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences (National Diploma/ B Degree)
  • Environmental Management (BSc/ National Diploma)
  • Environmental Science (BSc/ National Diploma)
  • Geography, Archaeology and Environmental (BSc)
  • Natural Science (National Diploma/ B Degree)
  • Sustainable Development (National Diploma/ B Degree)

Environmental Programmes:

  • Environmental Science (National Diploma)
  • Environmental Science: Biological Resources (BSc Degree/ Hons/ Masters)
  • Environmental Science: Environmental Economics (BSc Degree/ Hons/ Masters)
  • Environmental Science: Environmental Law/ Biological Sciences (BSc Degree/ Hons/ Masters)
  • Environmental Science: People and the Environment (BSc Degree/ Hons/ Masters)
  • Environmental Science: Water Resources (BSc Degree/ Hons/ Masters)
  • Horticulture (National Diploma/ Adv Diploma)
  • Landscape Technology (National Diploma/ Adv Diploma)

Forestry Management:

  • Environmental Science or Management (National Diploma/ B Degree/ Hons/ MSc)
  • Forestry (National Diploma/ AdvDip/ B Degree/ Hons/ Master’s Degree)
  • Forestry (B Degree / Hons / Master’s Degree)
  • Forestry, Wood Science (BTech/ M Sc)
  • Game Ranch management (National Diploma/ AdvDip/ Hons/ MSc/ PhD)
  • Nature Conservation (National Diploma/ AdvDip/ Hons/ MSc/ PhD)
  • Nature Conservation, Botany, Marine Science (National Diploma/ BTech/ BDegree/ Hons/ MSc)
  • Veld Fire Management (Higher Certificate)
  • Wood Technology (National Diploma/ AdvDip/ Hons/ MSc/ PhD)

Fisheries Management:

  • Environmental Science (B Degree/ Hons/ MSc)
  • Ichthyology specialising in Aquaculture (BSc)
  • Marine Biology (BSc)
  • Oceanography (National Diploma)
  • Oceanography and Marine Biology (BSc)

Oceans and Coast:

  • Applied Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Veterinary Science
  • Biochemistry (Genetics) (Hons/ MSc)
  • Botany (Coastal-related) (Hons/ MSc)
  • Chemistry (Heavy metals pollution in the Marine Environment) (MSc)
  • Chemistry (Hydro-Carbons) (MSc)
  • Data Analyst and statistical modeling
  • Ecological modeling (MSc)
  • Ecophysiology (Hons/ MSc)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental/ Maritime Law
  • Environmental Science (BSc/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • GIS emphasis on Spatial analysis (Hons/ MSc)
  • Information Technology and GIS (Marine)
  • Marine Science/ Environmental Science (BTech)
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Marine Protected Areas Management
  • Maritime Law (BSc)
  • Maritime Security
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nature Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management (BSc)
  • Ocean Governance
  • Ocean Noise (Physics & Biology Oceanography) (Ph.D.)
  • Operations Management (BTech)
  • Resource/ Environmental Economics
  • Taxonomy (Systematics) and Biodiversity (MSc)

Regulatory Compliance and Sector Monitoring:

  • Botany (BSc)
  • Chemistry (BSc)
  • Environmental Management majoring in Environmental Impact Assessment (Bachelors Degree)
  • Environmental Sciences (majoring in Animal and wildlife) (Bachelors Degree)
  • Geography (BSc Honours)
  • Geography, Geoinformatics (BSc)
  • Law (B.A)
  • LLB (Major courses: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Legislative Drafting)
  • LLM
  • Paralegal (National Diploma/ Degree)



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 be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently in Matric or you must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full time, in one of the fields listed above, for 2022
  • You must be registered to study at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must NOT be an employee of the DFFE
  • Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged candidates and those living with disabilities


How to Apply for DFFE Bursaries

Download and complete the: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Candidates are required to indicate the reference number and qualification they are applying for, on the application form:

  • Biodiversity and Conservation (Reference: B&C/01/2022)
  • Chemicals and Waste Management (Reference: CWM/01/2022)
  • Climate Change, Air Quality and Sustainable Development (Reference: CCAS/01/2022)
  • Environmental Programmes (Reference: EP/01/2022)
  • Forestry Management (Reference: FO /01/2022)
  • Fisheries Management (Reference: FI/01/2022)
  • Oceans and Coast (Reference: OC/01/2022)
  • Regulatory Compliance and Sector Monitoring (Reference: RCSM/01/2022)


Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Qualifications or certificates completed (certified copies)
  • Most recent academic records, if currently studying (certified copies)
  • Proof of registration, if enrolled (on institutes letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ proof of grant or pension if applicable/ affidavit or death certificates if deceased)
  • Research proposal, if an Honours or Masters student
  • Motivational letter to support your application and explain why you should be awarded the bursary

Contact The Bursary Provider

For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) directly:
Contact people & contact numbers:

  • Joshua Moepya – Tel: 012 399 8682 / 067 417 3739
  • Busisiwe Steele – Tel: 399-8685/066 156 0042
  • Mokhobo Putu – Tel: 399 9018/ 066 081 2662
  • Sarah Mathunyane – Tel: 814 8084/ 067 417 3719
  • Mpho Beta – Tel: 402 3368
  • Mooketsa Mabe – Tel: 402 3412/ 071 540 2685
  • Neliswa Magwala – Tel: 814 8089/ 066 081 9858

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