W&RSETA: Bursaries 2017 in South Africa

W&RSETA: Bursaries 2017 for TVET & HET

The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) is offering bursaries to students who have been accepted to study at Public Higher Education Institutions and TVET Colleges in South Africa. Applications for the 2017 Bursary Scheme are open for students who are registered / accepted for the above mentioned Degrees/Diplomas at Universities or National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) / National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Programmes at TVET Colleges which are related to the Wholesale and Retail Sector Scarce Skills priorities.

Bursary Application deadline is 17 February 2017

Bursary Provider: Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA)

Bursary Location: South Africa

Fields of study:

HET (University) DEGREE / DIPLOMA National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) PROGRAMMES (TVET) – N4 TO N6

  • Retail Business Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Sales and Marketing Management
  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology / Computer Science
  • Food Technology / Nutrition
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Assistant
  • Hospitality and Catering Services

National Certificate Vocational (NCV) PROGRAMMES (TVET) – LEVEL 2 TO LEVEL 4

  • Finance, Economics & Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology & Computer Science
  • Office Administration
  • Hospitality
  • Transport and Logistics

Bursaries Awards:

  • Registration fee
  • Tuition fees
  • Books
  • Accommodation
  • Meals where applicable
  • Maximum amount of R65 000 for HET and R45 000 for TVET Colleges per annum

Bursary Allocation:

  • 1500 for new Unemployed TVET students and 1000 new Unemployed HET students.
  • Students will not be funded for subjects/modules they have failed
  • Students will not be funded for longer than the stipulated duration of the qualification or studies
  • Students that were previously funded by the W&RSETA and failed do not qualify
  • Students with other sources of funding will not be considered


  • Applicants must be South African citizens;
  • The programme is for full-time studies at any public South African University and TVET College
  • Students must have been accepted by their preferred public South African University / TVET College
  • To qualify for the bursary, students must be accepted / registered at a public Higher Education Institution (University, University of Technology or TVET College)

How to Apply :

Click here to download application form

Completed application forms with all supporting documents as prescribed on the application form must be submitted to W&RSETA via email [email protected] by no later than the 17th of February 2017.

For any assistance in completing the form and / or any additional information, please visit your nearest W&RSETA office as per attached list or a W&RSETA office based at a TVET College nearest to you as per attached list.

Notifications :

There is a limited number of bursaries available, and if you have not received any correspondence from the W&RSETA within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful

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