LGSETA Discretionary Grant Bursary


LGSETA Discretionary Grant Bursary

Closing Date
LGSETA Local Government Bursary

Bursary Details

The LGSETA would like to take the opportunity to give students the chance to apply for they prestigious bursary opportunity.


Opening Date of Funding Window: 08 October 2023

Closing Date of Funding Window: 08 November 2023

The Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) invites individual / students interested in the local government to apply for the Discretionary Grants Bursary 1 st Funding Window in support of the LGSETA Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan targets.

Candidate Requirements
  • South African students and those with permanent residence status.
  • 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.
  • Students who are registered for a course/qualification that is in line with the local government sector.
  • 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)
  • Only full-time students will be funded.
  • This window is based on 2024 academic year application and/or registration.



Bursary Enquiries

All enquiries must be directed to email the bursary division at bursaryapp [at] lgseta.org.za (bursaryapp[at]lgseta[dot]org[dot]za).

Conditions of Bursary

Please Note:

  • All Bursary applications are subject to approval by the LGSETA Accounting Authority.
  • The allocation of these bursaries will be dependent on the availability of funds and on applicants meeting all requirements as per the programmes funding criteria, policies, and procedures.
  • LGSETA reserves the right to cancel the discretionary grant funding window in whole or in part at its discretion.
  • If you have not heard from us within three (3) months of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.
How to Apply

Please submit the following documents:

  • certified ID;
  • highest qualification,;
  • proof of unemployment (Affidavit);
  • proof of registration/acceptance letter from institution of study;
  • proof of residence and enrollment form (system generated).
  • All supporting documents must be certified and not older than 6 months.


  • Individual bursary application must be submitted by each student/learner through LGSETA website as per details under how to apply (No applications should be sent via email addresses or hand delivered).
  • The application window opens on 08 October 2023 at 8:00 am and closes on the 08 November 2023 at 23:59 (midnight).

The deadline will not be extended.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The List of qualifications that will be funded is accessible from the Annexure A document.

CLICK HERE TO: Bursary Advert October 2023      

CLICK HERE TO: User Manual Bursaries with Qualifications 2023-24      

CLICK HERE TO: Bursary List of Qualifications 2023-24


Go to the LGSETA website (https://www.lgsetaonline.org.za/)

Click on register (follow instructions as per Annexure B User Manual to assist with the completion of your application).