HWSETA Bursary (Postgraduate ) Application 2023-2024

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HWSETA Bursary (Postgraduate ) Application 2023-2024

HWSETA Bursary (Postgraduate ) Application 2023-2024

HWSETA Bursary (Postgraduate ) Application

About HWSETA Bursary (Postgraduate )

Registered employed (part-time) and unemployed (full-time) South African students pursuing Postgraduate Diploma/Honours/B-Tech, M-Tech/Masters, D-Tech/Doctoral and Post-Doctoral studies at South African universities and other accredited higher education and training institutions are invited to apply.

Who can apply

Honors students pursuing programs that lead to rare skill specialities, professional registration, and license will be given additional consideration. Applicants with special needs are invited to apply.

Fields of study

  • While other areas of study within the sector will be considered; preference will be given to
    majors/streams and research focus that fall within the following priority areas:
  • Veterinary Sciences, Marine Aquaculture, and Marine biology
  • Nursing Sciences focus – Nursing Education, Health Professions Education, Mental
  • Health Nursing, Maternal and Child Health, Community Health Nursing, Rural Health,
    and Primary Health Care;
  • Social Work focus – Social Health Care, Occupational Social Work and Social Work (in
    Forensic Practice); Clinical Social Work, Child Protection Law, and Play Therapy.
  • Psychology focus – Counseling, Clinical, Forensic, Educational, and Community,
    Public Health focus – Clinical Epidemiology, Health Economics, Health Systems (Policy,
  • Planning & Management), Medical Informatics, eHealth, Telemedicine, Biostatistics,
    Bioethics and Health Law (Medical Law);
  • Mental Health focus – Forensic Mental health, Child-Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry,
    Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry,
  • Health sciences focus – Radiography, Audiology, Speech-Language Therapy,
    Pharmacy, Optometry, Dentistry, and Physiotherapy,
  • Medical Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Demography and Population studies;
    Environmental Health/Biology/Chemistry and Occupational Health and Safety;
    Social Welfare focus – Child and Youth Care, Social Services and Development,
    Poverty and Inequality, Disability care – Rehabilitation and Management.

The application must include

  • Proof of registration (a university stamped copy)
  • Draft research proposal (where applicable), motivation letter (1 page), required proposed budget
  • (itemized) to complete the research project and a clear certified copy of the South African Identify Document.

Timelines for fresh application

31 July marks the deadline for the submission of new applications. Any applications sent after the mentioned date will not be attended to.

How to apply

Interested students must complete an HWSETA postgraduate bursary
application form, which is accessible from the HWSETA website (www.hwseta.org.za), within the expression of interest tab, and submit (in single pdf file – max 10MB).


Applications must be submitted via email to: rimepg@hwseta.org.za. Enquiries may
be directed to Dr. Sipho Buthelezi at siphob@hwseta.org.za.

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