HWSETA Postgraduate Bursary South Africa 2022-2023


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The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) is just 1 of South Africa’s 21 Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs). The HWSETA is responsible for training, education and skills development requirements of veterinary, health and social development and sectors of the country.

The HWSETA aims to up-skill health and social development workers, in order that they may provide world-class quality services. Their core values include: Transparency; Transformation; Integrity and Service Excellence.


The HWSETA Postgraduate Bursary will give preference to research in the following areas (Postgraduate Diploma/ Honours/ B-Tech/ M-Tech/ Masters/ D-Tech/ Doctoral/ Post-Doctoral):

  • Veterinary Sciences, Marine Aquaculture, Marine Biology
  • Health Sciences: Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Speech Language Therapy, Optometry, Radiography, Audiology
  • Nursing Sciences: Nursing Education, Primary Health Care, Maternal and Child Health, Community Health Nursing, Health Professions Education, Mental Health Nursing, Rural Health
  • Mental Health: Forensic Mental Health, Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry, Child-Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychology: Counseling, Clinical, Forensic, Educational, Community
  • Public Health: Health Systems (Policy, Planning & Management), Health Economics, Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Informatics, eHealth, Telemedicine, Biostatistics, Bioethics and Health Law (Medical Law)
  • Environmental Health, Chemistry, Biology, Occupational Health and Safety
  • Medical Sociology, Demography, Environmental Sociology, Population Studies
  • Social Work: Clinical Social Work, Social Health Care, Occupational Social Work and Social Work (in Forensic Practice), Child Protection Law and Play Therapy
  • Social Welfare: Social Services and Development, Child and Youth Care, Poverty and Inequality, Disability Care – Rehabilitation and Management



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):

  • South African citizen
  • Employed part-time or unemployed
  • Studying towards a Postgraduate qualification (Masters/ Honours/ Doctoral/ Post-Doctoral) – preferably a research proposal within one of the aforementioned areas
  • Studying at a recognised university or aother accredited higher education and training institution in South Africa
  • Learners with disabilities are welcome to apply


Selection criteria will be based on the following factors:

  • Scope of study and relevance to the sector
  • Academic Merit
  • Potential innovation and impact in the sector
  • Skills Priority area



Download and complete the HWSETA Postgraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
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 be disregarded):

  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Proof of tertiary registration (stamped by the university)
  • Draft research proposal
  • Itemized and detailed budget to complete your research project
  • Motivational letter (1 page)


Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: rimepg@hwseta.org.za
(Insert the words “HWSETA Postgraduate Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).


31 July 2019.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact HWSETA directly:
Contact Person: Dr Sipho Buthelezi
Tel: 011 607 6900
Email: siphob@hwseta.org.za

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