FoodBev SETA Bursary Through research conducted within the sector, FoodBev SETA annually determines the skills needs of the sector and implements initiatives to address these needs.

As a part of its skills development initiatives, FoodBev SETA awards bursaries annually for studies aligned to critical and scarce skills identified in the food and beverages manufacturing sector. These critical and scarce skills are identified through annual reports submitted by employers, as required by the Skills Development Act.

Bursary awards are categorised according to sector requirements, with due consideration of the National Skills Development Strategy III compiled by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

FoodBev SETA invites full-time students to apply for bursaries for studies conducted during 2015, as per the programmes listed below.

UNDERGRADUATE BURSARIES (BF2015U) - First Year Students Only

The following areas have been identified as scarce skills in the Food and Beverages Manufacturing sector:

- BSc Mechanical Engineering
- B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
- BSc Electrical Engineering
- B Tech Electrical Engineering
- BSc Electronics Engineering
- B Tech Electronics Engineering
- B Tech Production Management
- Diploma in Production Management
- Diploma in Packaging Management
- B Com
- B Compt
- B Sc Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Microbiology/Food Science
- B Tech Food Technology
- B Bus Sc Marketing
- Degree in Consumer Science
- Degree in Environmental Health Science
-BSc Oneology

Full time students enrolled for their first year of studies, as stipulated above, for either a 3 or 4 year qualification are invited to apply.


The Bursary Grant is available to full time students to subsidise research and/or innovation project costs leading to a post-graduate qualification, which is deemed to be relevant to the food and beverage manufacturing industry.  Preference will be given to research studies leading to a PhD degree.

Completed application forms with all supporting documents can be submitted to FoodBev SETA by 28 February 2015.

Applications may be submitted via any one of the following:
- E-mail to [email protected]
- Fax to 086 649 2279

- Personal delivery to 13 Autumn Street, Rivonia, 2128

No applications via mail will be accepted, and no applications received after 28 February 2015 will be taken into consideration.

Applications will be adjudicated by a panel of evaluators appointed by FoodBev SETA. The decision of the panel will be ratified by the FoodBev SETA Board and their final decision will be binding. Application forms and guidelines are available for download on the top right corner of this page.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application at the latest 30 March 2015.

Download the bursary application instruction guide

Download the undergraduate student bursary application form

or if you would like to download the application form for the Research and Innovation bursary, click here

For more information on the FoodBev SETA, click here

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