You had a dream to open a food and beverage industry, right? But you could not pursue your studies further because of the high cost of education. But now you can fulfill your dream because the FoodBev SETA Bursary is ready to assist you in 2023. The funds are for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, in which you will get free education, accommodation, meal, and a monthly stipend.
I can understand the degree of your curiosity to know further about the programme, how to apply for it, and what are the criteria. But we have to cover each and every step, therefore, you should be patient and come for a walk for only 5 minutes. These 5 minutes can save your thousands of bucks and will provide you with quality education. Let’s discuss it!
SETA Bursary 2023 Application
The scholarships are given under the 1998 skill development of the country. Basically, the purpose of the FoodBev SETA bursary is to find talented graduates and post-graduates who can contribute to the field of food in the future. The programmes are fully funded but also depend upon the institute to which you are getting admission. Additionally, there is an eligibility criterion for getting the funds.
As per the demands of the institute, one has to fulfill the requirements of the institute. In contrast, the programmes offer you a limited number of options which are mentioned below. You can adopt any field among them, there is no support for the fields other than these ones.
- Beverage manufacturing
- Dairy manufacturing
- Processed & Preserved fish, meat fruit, and vegetables
- Food preparation product manufacturing
- Baking, Cereals Confectionery and Snacks (BCCS)
Now I should tell you about the way FoodBev SETA Bursary works; actually, the institute is associated with a number of training centers and TVETs in the country. You will get admission to the nearest one to your house. If there is no center, you may have to travel to the area where the center is located. Here are the courses can you pursue;
- Masters: The students will get a considerable amount of money from R1000,000 to R120,000.
- Ph.D.: The applicants will get R140,000 to R150,000.
These are the two main courses the FoodBev SETA bursary offers. But now you may question the methodology and organization of funds of the institute. As I have mentioned before, the institute is associated with a list of educational institutes and universities, these funds are given to them directly. Maybe, you are unsure about the money usage. Here is a detail;
Tuition Fee / Registration Fee
The amount mentioned above will support you to pay your tuition fees. The major barrier between the master’s students and education is the tuition fee. So, SETA will remove this barrier and allow you to get an education at the university. Additionally, the tuition fee will be given to the university directly.
After the tuition fee, another major amount you require for completing the doctoral and post-graduation studies is the cost of research. It is also covered by the amount mentioned above for completing the research. The research may cost more than one expect so you should be reluctant while applying or spending the fund.
The last barrier between you and your dreams is the study material. You might consider the course books but for masters and PhD, you will need to read bundles of books, articles, journals, research papers, thesis, and magazines. All these materials are highly expensive so SETA provides you funds to cover this expenditure.
Will I Get The Allowance?
Getting the SETA Bursary 2023 fund is not as simple as it seems, one has to fulfill the criteria for it. Actually, the fund is designed for a specific branch of people, if you fall in the category of them, you will get the amount and admission. Let’s explore the eligibility criteria of the SETA Bursary 2023.
- The applicant must be a permanent citizen of South Africa.
- The applicant must apply for a master’s or Ph.D.
- The applicant is pursuing his education at a recognized university in South Africa.
- The master applicants must have a research topic that is endorsed by the supervisor.
- The Ph.D. applicants should have university approved proposals for pursuing the educational career.
- The Ph.D. applicants must have decided the year of completion of their research within 2 to 5 years.
- The applicant for the SETA Bursary 2023 must not have any association with other funds.
Let’s say, you are dreaming that you fall in the category of that special branch of people, so it is guaranteed to get the scholarship, right? No, it does not work like this, the funds are designed for the most sabotaged background people. The lower middle class and the middle class people deserve these funds. So, if you are applying, keep in mind that there could be one who is more deserving than you.
How Can I Apply For The SETA Bursary 2023 Fund?
Applying for the SETA Bursary 2023 funds is super easy. I call it a “Two Steps Application ”. The first step is to email the address given. For email, you have to write an application to get the fund. Once you send it, a mail will be received within a short period, open it and download the application form. You will see the brackets and the blanks on the form, fill it out and attach the required documents.
- ID Documents
- Registration for the 22-23 session proof in university.
- Tax clearance certificate from the university.
- The applicant should send the approved research proposal from the institute.
- The applicant should provide the approved research proposal from the supervisor.
- The applicant must provide a further plan for his research.
These are the documents and core requirements of the SETA Bursary. You must fulfill all this for getting the fund. Anyhow, once you attach all the documents and also fill out the application, take them to the office of the SETA Bursary 2023 and submit the application there. Note
The last date for submitting the application is 17 February 2023 at 16:30 local time. If you submit the application after the due date, you will not be able to get funds. On the other hand, the required documents are compulsory for approving the applications. Do not submit ID documents older than three months. When providing the details of approval, also discuss the estimated cost for the master’s and Ph.D. Here are the contact details of the SETA Bursary.
Telephone – 011 253 7322 / 011 253 7343
Email – [email protected]
Society often labels poor and sabotaged background people as lazy and victim mentality guys. But one can alter their mythical explanations of lower middle class and middle class citizens with the help of SETA Bursary-like assistance programmes. These programmes are there not to increase their research ratio but to provide higher education to each and every deserving citizen.
Anyhow, the strict criteria may be unable to get funds to everyone but if you do not achieve the position of receiver, you should think that one who deserves more than you, has the position.
Anyhow, I have explained all about the FoodBev SETA Bursary 2023, the eligibility criteria, their assistance details, and how to apply for the fund. I also provide an important note at the end of the article, you should read it carefully. I hope this information will help you in the future, thank you!