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Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA): Bursaries 2024

The Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) is offering bursary funding for South African unemployed learners for the 2023 / 2024 academic year. Bursary Application Closing Date: 8 November 2023

Who Can Apply:

  1. South African students and those with permanent residence status.
  2. University, University of Technology, and TVET Colleges (NATED programmes) students or Grade 12 learners who have been accepted/provisionally accepted in institutions of higher learning.
  3. Students who are registered for a course/qualification that is in line with the local government sector.
  4. Priority will be given to studies that relate to the sector priority occupations and interventions (SPOI) List (refer to the Annexure A List of Qualifications on the LGSETA website).
  5. Only full-time students will be funded.
  6. This window is based on the 2024 academic year application and/or registration.

How to Apply:

  1. Visit the LGSETA website (
  2. Click on “register” and follow the instructions as per Annexure B User Manual to assist with the completion of your application. Download Application Form
  3. Submit the following documents:
    • Certified ID
    • Highest qualification
    • Proof of unemployment (Affidavit)
    • Proof of registration/acceptance letter from the institution of study
    • Proof of residence and enrollment form (system generated).
All supporting documents must be certified and not older than 6 months. Submissions:
  1. Individual bursary applications must be submitted by each student/learner through the LGSETA website as per the details under “how to apply.” No applications should be sent via email addresses or hand-delivered.
  2. The application window opens on October 8, 2023, at 8:00 am and closes on November 8, 2023, at 23:59 (midnight). The deadline will not be extended, and late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please Note:
  1. All bursary applications are subject to approval by the LGSETA Accounting Authority.
  2. The allocation of these bursaries will depend on the availability of funds and on applicants meeting all requirements as per the program’s funding criteria, policies, and procedures.
  3. LGSETA reserves the right to cancel the discretionary grant funding window in whole or in part at its discretion.
  4. If you have not heard from them within three (3) months of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  5. All inquiries should be directed to the bursary division at

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