W&RSETA Student Bursary 2021 | How to Apply

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The application for the W&RSETA Student Bursary for the academic year 2021 is now open for all South African students in South Africa.

W&RSETA Student Bursary

The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) hereby invites all public and private TVET and HET institutions to apply for undergraduate bursaries for students that intend to, or are currently studying towards programmes that are aligned to the W&RSETA Hard-to-Fill Vacancies listed below:

  • Retail Business Management
  • Food Technology I Food Security
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Credit Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Clothing Production
  • Information Technology
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Hospitality and Catering Services/Chef
  • Office Administration
  • Business Management I Administration
  • Health and Safety
  • Visual Merchandising

The W&RSETA Bursary programme assists by supporting financially deserving students with great academic potential to take their first steps in achieving their dreams and obtaining their first undergraduate degree. W&RSETA Bursary programme aims to fund academically deserving students who do not have the financial means to study full-time towards a first undergraduate degree or diploma at the W&RSETA.

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Qualifying Academic Programmes:

  • Only  applications for degrees and diplomas that address the above priority skills for the sector at NQF levels 5 – 7 will be considered.
  • TVET institutions may apply for NCV Levels 2 – 4 and NATED N4 – N6 qualifications in relation to the occupations listed above.

Qualifying Institutions:

The following Institutions are eligible to apply for bursary funding:

  • Public HETls and TVET colleges
  • Private HETls and TVET colleges
  • Bursary service providers/administrators

Submission Requirements:

  • Institutions must submit the following documentation with their applications as proof of registration and programme accreditation:
    • SAQA registration number for the programme/qualification
    • Proof of CHE registration (approved letter from the CHE)
    • Proof of DHET registration (DHET certificate)
  • Successful institutions will enter into an agreement with the W&RSETA for the duration of the study period of the funded
  • Institutions must provide the W&RSETA with the following documents upon successful conclusion of an MOA to award the bursary funding:
    • List of selected students
    • Cost schedule per course and per student
    • Proof I confirmation of registration at the institution
    • Bursary agreement (signed between student and the W&RSETA)
    • Certified copies of identity documents of the students (not older than 6 months)
  • Institutions will be responsible for the recruitment and registration of qualifying

Bursary Beneficiaries:

  • South African citizens (below 35 years)
  • Accepted or registered with the institution in relation to the fields listed above


  • Applications are to be made using the attached Bursary Application Form
  • A comprehensive Costing Schedule must accompany the application


  • All application must be submitted to the relevant W&RSETA provincial office by 31 May 2021.

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Leonel Schuster

Leonel has been Teacher at Alliant International University since 2013. He began to write about admission details at Course Discovery.