SETA Bursary Application Guide

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Services SETA is known in full as the Services Sector Education and Training Authority, awards bursary funds to students studying academic programmes within the services sector in South Africa. Many students apply for SETA bursary annually because it can fully or partially take care of students’ tuition, books, meals, and accommodation. 

As we go further, we’ll discuss the SETA bursary application guide.

General Guidelines   

  • Check the SETA bursary application deadline so that you can apply before it. 
  • Find and add references with reachable contact addresses. It’s advisable to inform the individual you will like to use them as a reference when applying for a SETA bursary. 
  • Write a mind-blowing motivational cover letter that has as much truth as possible. Let it have the reasons you badly need the SETA bursary, how it will enable you to achieve all you have ever dreamed of, and how achieving these dreams will positively impact society. To achieve an excellent cover letter, read through the cover letters of students who were awarded the SETA bursary. Practice your writing and let other people cross-check it. 

Requirements for Employed Students

  • Currently employed (provide proof of employment).
  • Be a South African citizen.
  • An overall annual household income of less than R600000.
  • A part-time or full-time student in a public tertiary institution anywhere in South Africa.
  • Studying to achieve an NQF level 5 qualification in any of the fields of study that are available for SETA funding. 
  • Have an overall average of at least 50%.

Requirements for Unemployed Students 

  • Be a South African national. 
  • Presently unemployed.
  • Within the age range of 18 to 35 years old.
  • A full-time student in a public tertiary institution in South Africa.
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  • Studying to achieve an NQF level 5 qualification or above in any of the fields of study that are available for SETA funding. 
  • Have an overall average of at least 50%.
  • An overall annual household income of less than R600000.

Application Procedure 

  • Visit the official SETA bursary application website https://www.servicesetabursaries.org.za/register to register. 
  • Log in using a professional email address and a strong password. 
  • Submit true and legible copies of the following documents;
  • Certified copy of your ID document.
  • Certified copy of your matric results or certificate if you are a freshman.
  • Evidence of acceptance into a tertiary institution.
  • Certified copy of your most recent tertiary results if you are above the first year. 
  • Certified copies of your guardians/parents ID documents 
  • Certified copies of your guardians/parents’ payslip or some other proof of income. 
  • The name of your municipality.
  • Submit the SETA bursary application form only when you are sure that you have provided all the necessary documents and information. 
  • After submitting your application, regularly check your emails and SMS to see if you have gotten a message concerning your SETA bursary application. 

For Queries 

Promptly contact SETA Services through any of the contacts below if you have any questions, complaints, or worries related to SETA.  

Tel: 011 051 5026

Email: bursaries2018@serviceseta.org.za

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