FoodBev SETA Bursaries 2023

FoodBev SETA Bursaries 2023 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for Bursary programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for Bursary programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest Bursaries programmes at the FoodBev SETA for 2023/2024 and how to apply.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

FoodBev SETA invites public universities to apply for Postgraduate Research and Innovation Bursary Programme, on behalf of students, for the 2022/ 2023 financial year.

Bursary Application closing date is 17 February 2023

Bursaries will be awarded for studies towards a Doctorate (PhD) or Master’s degree, related to the Food and Beverages Manufacturing value chain.

The bursary was formed as a response to the research and development requirements of the food and beverages manufacturing sector in the country.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses, subject to the availability of funds:

  • Masters students: registration fees, tuition fees, research costs, and study material, up to a maximum value of R120 000 (for the entire duration of studies), based on the evaluation outcome of the students’ approved research topics. Bursary recipients will also do course work.
  • PhD students: tuition fees, and costs associated with the research undertaken, up to a maximum value of R150 000, for the entire duration of studies, based on the evaluation outcome of the students’ approved research topics.

Bursary recipients will be required to submit a progress report at the end of each academic year, which must be signed off by the supervisor.


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 permanent resident
  • You must be registered to study towards a PhD or Masters degree qualification for the 2023 academic year
  • You must be studying at a recognized public university in South Africa
  • Masters students: your research topics must be endorsed by your supervisor and be relevant and responsive to the food and beverages manufacturing value chain
  • PhD students: you must have an approved Research Proposal by the university, with clear timeframes and estimated year of completion (the expected timeframe for completion of PhD is 2 to 5 years from the current academic year for reporting purposes by the SETA)
  • You must NOT be receiving any other bursary funding (this must be confirmed by the University Bursary Office)
  • Preference will be given to students from previously disadvantaged groups

How to apply

Download and complete the FoodBev SETA Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

The application form must be completed and submitted to your University Bursary Office, along with the supporting documents listed below. Students must NOT apply to FoodBev SETA directly – Universities will apply on students behalf.

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

  • ID document (certified copy: not older than 6 months)
  • Proof of registration for the 2023 academic year
  • PhD students: approved research proposal (including research costs) with confirmation from the recognized tertiary institution
  • Master’s students: approved research proposal (including research costs) with confirmation from the recognized tertiary institution and research topic endorsed by the supervisor
  • University’s Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Signed declaration of intent, progress reports and results to FoodBev SETA officials (signed by the applicant and supervisor)

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