Merseta Bursary: How to Apply for 2018 / 2019

Merseta Bursary: How to Apply for 2018 / 2019

Merseta is willing to assist candidates to obtain a good education, and work opportunities once they have completed their studies. If you want to change your future and have a passion for learning then you should apply for a Merseta bursary.


Merseta Bursaries for 2017 are not available yet. Please keep a close watch on this website or the merseta website to know when it opens.

Merseta wishes to demolish the skills shortage in all sectors in our country and want to support the employment equity act. Therefore, the advantage will be given to the previously disadvantaged citizens of our country. They want to provide learners with highly needed skills and will provide financial assistance in the form of a Merseta bursary for those learners to be able to become a valuable asset in all sectors. To train and educate individuals of disadvantaged backgrounds especially on the basis of gender, disability, race, and access.

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There 5 sub-sectors are made up of about 44,000 companies that employ about 600 000 workers. These sub-sectors are as follow:

  • The Plastic Industry
  • The Metal and Engineering Industry
  • The Tyre Manufacturing Industry
  • They Auto Manufacturing Industry
  • The Motor Retail and Component Manufacturing Industry

Study Fields

Merseta has a variety of bursary study programs in the following fields at different institutes.


  • Electrical BSc Engineering (light & heavy) Current & Electronic
  • Chemical BSc Engineering
  • Industrial BSc Engineering
  • Mechanical BSc Engineering (with mechatronics)
  • Metallurgy / Materials BSc Engineering
  • Production Management BTech

The University of Technology

  • Production Management (Semester Course)
  • Metallurgy Engineering (Semester Course)
  • Engineering Industrial (Semester Course)
  • Engineering Chemical (Semester Course)
  • Engineering Mechanical whit Mechatronics (Semester Course)
  • Engineering Electrical with light & heavy current (Semester Course)
  • These semester courses are all for National Diploma’s
  • Engineering Chemical
  • Technology Polymer
  • Engineering Electrical with heavy and light current
  • Engineering Chemical
  • These courses are all Technology-based
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To be able to apply for a Merseta bursary and qualify you will need to be in possession of the following:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have the points needed to qualify for the institutes admission
  • You must have a Grade 12 Certificate or an equal educational certificate or higher qualification

If you are currently working for Merseta and you give your one percent to the skills development levy you can also apply or one of your direct family members can apply. You will receive preference in such an application but will have to go through the same process as an external entry. These will also only be awarded in a case where a rare and critical skill is identified by the yearly counsel.

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Preference will also be given to the following:

  • Women
  • Previously Disadvantaged Citizens
  • Student that can prove they are in financial need of assistance

Merseta will also consider candidates who are currently studying without a bursary and needs financial help to complete their studies if it is in one of their study fields.


Merseta offers University bursaries only once a year whereas their bursaries for the University of Technology are available two times a year.


At this point the closing date is unknown

Visit their website for any other information you might need.

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