Who qualifies for Bankseta Bursary


The Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) bursary in South Africa is typically open to South African citizens who meet certain academic and other requirements set by the bursury provider.

While the exact criteria may change over, below are the current qualifications that applicants need to meet to be considered for the Bankseta Bursary:

    • You must be a South African citizen
    • You must be under 35 years old
    • Matric or equivalent completed
    • You must be registered to study a course that is scarce and vital to the banking industry such as:
      • Bachelor of Science (IT)
      • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics, Finance, Financial Markets or Financial Modelling streams)
      • Actuarial Science (Accounting)
      • Bachelor of Commerce (IT)
      • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
    • Currently studying OR admitted to study at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa (University or TVET College)
    • Currently studying OR accepted in the banking and microfinance sector
    • You must have a total household income of less than R600 000 per annum
    • You must NOT be receiving any other bursaries or grants
    • You must NOT be employed for the duration of the programme

Preference will be given to students with disabilities, financially disadvantaged students and students with good historical academic performance

Please note that BANKSETA does not directly recruit students to be part of the scholarship holders receiving a BANKSETA scholarship. According to the minimum criteria also laid down by BANKSETA, each University has its criteria for selecting learners to be part of the bursary.

To obtain further information for the Bankseta Bursary, including specific application dates and requirements, it is recommended to visit their website or contact the program directly.