merSETA Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

By | January 29, 2019

merSETA Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021


The merSETA is a part of the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), whose aim it is to encourage skill development in South Africa. There are a total of 21 SETAs, with sectors in Engineering, Manufacturing and other related fields.


merSETA bursaries are awarded annually to University students and biannually to University of Technology students, within the following fields of study:
Universities of Technology students (semester courses):

  • Chemical Engineering (National Diploma/ B. Technology),
  • Electrical Engineering (light and heavy current) (National Diploma/ B. Technology),
  • Engineering Metallurgy (National Diploma),
  • Industrial Engineering (National Diploma),
  • Mechanical Engineering (including Mechatronics) (National Diploma),
  • Polymer Technology (B. Technology),
  • Production Management (National Diploma),
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University students (undergraduate programmes):

  • BSc Chemical Engineering,
  • BSc Electrical Engineering (light and heavy current and electronic),
  • BSc Industrial Engineering,
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering (including Mechatronics),
  • BSc Metallurgy and Materials Engineering,
  • BTech Production Management.



Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Have a Matric certificate (or equivalent) OR a post-Matric (or equivalent qualification),
  • Meet the minimum admission requirements of the tertiary institution,
  • School/ college graduate are welcome to apply.

Preference will be given to the following individuals:

  • Female students,
  • Previously disadvantaged,
  • Proven financial need,
  • Those employed by a merSETA organisation that contribute towards skills development (or a direct family of the employee).
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Application forms can be obtained from the Bursary department via email: or telephonically: 086 163 7738


30 June 2020 (for the first semester)
30 September 2020 (for the second semester).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any bursary queries, please contact:
Tel: 086 163 7738

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