The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) Bursary Programme

By on December 9, 2015
The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) is offering bursaries to learners/students who have been accepted to study at Public Higher Education Institutions in South Africa.

The W&RSETA has identified as one of its strategic objectives, the need to support learners to further their studies at Public Higher Education Institutions in South Africa. This objective addresses Outcome 4.2.3 of the National Skills Development Strategy III which is to ensure that high-level national Scarce Skills are being addressed by work-ready graduates from Higher Education Institutions. Applications for the Bursary are open for the 2016 financial year and the Bursary is restricted to students who are registered for the following Degrees/Diplomas/ B.Tech or NATED / NCV Programmes which are related to the Wholesale and Retail Sector Scarce Skills priorities as indicated below:


  • Retail Business Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Sales and Marketing Management
  • Retail Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Training and Development Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology / Computer Science


  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Assistant


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

To qualify for the bursary, learners/students must be accepted/registered at a Public Higher Education Institution (Universities and Universities of Technology and TVET Colleges)

The W&RSETA has made available bursaries as follows:

  • The bursary covers tuition, books, accommodation (accredited/ leased by the Institutions and University/TVET residences), and meals where applicable.
  • The bursary is for full-time or part-time (for employed students) studies at any public South African University or TVET College
  • Students will not be funded for longer than the stipulated duration of the qualification or studies.
  • Students will not be funded for subjects/modules they have failed.
  • Students must have been accepted by their preferred public South African University / TVET College
  • Students that were previously funded by the W&RSETA and failed do not qualify.
  • Students with other sources of funding do not qualify.

How to apply [sociallocker]

Closing date is 31 January 2016. Click here to apply online. Please note that the applicant must have the following information and documents on a flash disk/ memory stick in PDF or Word format for uploading purposes

  • Matric Certificate/Grade 11 Results/NCV Level 4 Certificate/ for HET Programmes
  • Matric Certificate/Grade 11 Results/NCV Level 4 Certificate/ N3 Certificate for NATED Programmes at TVET Colleges
  • Grade 9 Results for NCV Programmes at TVET Colleges
  • Certified ID Copy
  • Proof of Statement of Fees (if already available)
  • Proof of Admission
  • Proof of accredited/ leased accommodation or University/TVET residences if already allocated
  • Parent/Guardian’s Personal Details
  • Parent/Guardian’s Employer Details
  • Parent/Guardian’s Proof of Income

Via – W&RSETA [/sociallocker]


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