Spearheaded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Seta bursary is a method with which the DHET Seta Directorate aims to adhere to their responsibility towards skills development.
Each of the sectors of the country of South Africa will be covered by one of 21 available Setas that cater to each sector’s specific skill sets and objectives, and hence, each sector has their own specific Seta bursaries to offer students.
The following are the requirements that a student would need to meet to qualify for a Seta bursary:
- Applicant must be a South African citizen or permanent South African resident
- Applicant must intend to study at one of the 26 public institutions listed here
- Applicant must be an undergraduate student
- Applicant must have maintained a 70% Grade Point Average (GPA)
- Applicant’s annual household income must be proven to be below R350 000
- Applicant must provide proof that they are studying a qualification that is relevant to the industry from which their chosen bursary will be provided