HWSETA Bursary (Postgraduate )

By | January 11, 2020

HWSETA Bursary (Postgraduate )


HWSETA Bursary (Postgraduate )

HWSETA Bursary (Postgraduate )


The Department of Health and Welfare Education and Training Agency (HWSETA) is just one of 21 Departmental Education and Training Agencies (SETA) in South Africa. HWSETA is responsible for veterinary, health and social development, as well as the training, education and skills development requirements of the national sector.

HWSETA aims to enhance the skills of health and social development workers so that they can provide world-class quality services. Its core values ​​include: transparency, transformation, integrity, and service excellence.

The HWSETA Graduate Scholarship will prioritize research in the following fields (Graduate Diploma / Bachelor Honors / BTech / MTech / Master / DTech / PhD / Postdoctoral):

  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Marine Biology

 Marine Sciences Health:

  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Radiology
  • Audiology

Nursing Sciences:

  • Nursing Education
  • Primary Health Care
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Health Vocational Education
  • Nursing of Mental Health
  • Rural Health

Mental Health:

  • Forensic Psychology Health
  • Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry
  • Child
  • Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry


  • Counseling
  • Clinic
  • Forensic
  • Education
  • Community

 Public Health:

  • Health System (Policies, Planning and Management)
  • Health Economics
  • Clinical Epidemiology Sciences
  • Medical Informatics
  • Electronic Health
  • Telemedicine
  • Bi Statistics
  • Bioethics and Health Law (Medical Law)
  • Environmental Health
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Occupation
  • Medical Sociology
  • Demography
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Population Research

 Social Work:

  • Clinical Social Work
  • Health Social Assistance
  • Occupational Social Work and social work (forensic practice)
  • child protection law and play therapy

 Social welfare:

  • Social services and development care of children and adolescents
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Care-rehabilitation management of the disabled


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).


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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