2023 Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) Bursaries

Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority

The LGSETA is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the academic years 2022 and 2023.

The Bursary Application Closing Date: 01 November 2022

About us

The Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) is responsible for creating and implementing skills development interventions to assist local government employees, those working within the local government structures, and the unemployed.

The LGSETA falls under the executive authority structure of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and is one of 21 SETA’s in South Africa.

The Discretionary Grants Bursary 1st Funding Window is aimed at students interested in the local government, for studies towards the following qualifications:

  • Accounting (Diploma)
  • Accounting (Bachelor of)
  • Accounting (Bachelor of Hons)
  • Building (National Diploma)
  • Civil Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering)
  • Civil Engineering specialising in Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Urban Engineering, Transport, and Water (National Diploma)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (Bachelor of Technology)
  • Electrical Engineering (National Diploma)
  • Environmental Health (Diploma)
  • Environmental Health (Bachelor of)
  • Environmental Sciences (Bachelor of Science)
  • Environmental Sciences (Bachelor of Science Hons)
  • Internal Auditing (Bachelor of Hons)
  • Internal Auditing (Bachelor of Technology)
  • Internal Auditing (National Diploma)
  • Local Governance and Management (Advanced Certificate)
  • Local Government Law and Administration (Diploma)
  • Local Government Finance (Bachelor of Technology)
  • Local Government Finance (Diploma)
  • Mechanical Engineering (National Diploma)
  • Public Accountability (National Diploma)
  • Public Management and Administration (Diploma)
  • Public Management (Post Graduate Diploma)
  • Town/ Urban and Regional Planning (Bachelor of Technology)
  • Town and Regional Planning (Bachelor of Hons)

Our Selection Process

LGSETA aims to award 520 bursaries for the 2022/23 academic year and 350 bursaries for the 2023/24 academic year.

The allocation of bursaries will depend on the availability of funds and candidates meeting all the criteria as per the programmes funding criteria, policies, and procedures.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 3 months of the application deadline – if you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Requirements you need to apply for the LGSETA Bursary

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 or a permanent resident of South Africa
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards one of the above qualifications in 2023
  • You must be studying or accepted to study at a recognised public institution within South Africa (University, University of Technology, or TVET Institution)

How to apply for the LGSETA Bursary

Applications must be submitted online at LGSETA Bursary Application 2023

Applicants may read the LGSETA User Guide for detailed application instructions.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Most academic records, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Last year’s academic tertiary results, if a continuing student (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance, if a new learner entering tertiary studies (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of registration, if already studying (on institutions letterhead)

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the LGSETA Bursary team directly:
DG Secretariat
Email: dgenquiries@lgseta.org.za

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