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HWSETA – Bursary 2023

Closing Date: 30 November 2022

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) invites South African students to enter or apply for the Bursary competition 2023 academic year.

2 bursaries will be awarded, for Undergraduate Degree studies in these fields:

  • Health Science
  • Social Science/ Social Development
  • Veterinary Science

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, books, accommodation and meals.

The HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition is being organised and administered by HWSETA and its related agencies.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen and resident
  • You must have a valid South African ID Card or ID Book
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards one of the undergraduate degrees listed above, in 2023
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must be taking Mathematics and Science as subjects in Matric, if currently in Matric
  • You must have achieved a Matric exemption with Mathematics and Science as subjects, if completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 75% in your previous year of study
  • You must meet the entry requirements set by HWSETA and the tertiary institution
  • You must NOT be a staff member of HWSETA or a related agency or promotional partner of HWSETA
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursary funding
  • You must read and agree to the HWSETA Bursary T&C’s

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by following these steps:

1) Apply online at: HWSETA Bursary Competition 2023 (the first step of the application process is to pre-qualify you and ensure you meet all the criteria of the bursary competition).

2) Make a 30 to 60 second video telling HWSETA why you should win the bursary (the video must NOT be longer than 1 minute).

3) Publish your video on any of your personal social media accounts (Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram), and tag @hwseta_sa and use the hashtag #HWCareers and #HWCareerBursaries. You may also post the video to HWSETA’s social media accounts:

  • Facebook: @HWSETA
  • Twitter: @HWSETA_SA
  • Instagram: @hwseta_sa

Application notes:

  • Once students have uploaded their video entry, they will receive an email from noreply@hw-careers.co.za to confirm the entry was received for the HWSETA bursary competition (please print this email or keep it safe, for proof of registration).
  • Candidates should only apply once.

The HWSETA panel will select 5 to 10 finalists, and thereafter 2 preliminary finalists will be selected and move on to the vetting process.

Winners will be contacted via email and telephone and requested to submit these supporting documents (documents must be submitted within 2 weeks from request):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate or copy of results (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of application/ registration at university (on institutions letterhead)

Candidates that pass the vetting process and have their supporting documents verified, will then be invited to attend the interview.

After a successful interview, bursary recipients will be required to sign a Bursaries Contract and thereafter be announced a winner.

Winners will be announced on HWSETA’s social media platforms and press releases will be sent to major news houses.

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