The Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FoodBev SETA) offers bursaries to unemployed people who have been accepted to study at TVET Colleges South Africa. Applications are granted solely in  accordance, and dependent upon the needs of critical and scarce skills in the Food and Beverage (FoodBev) Manufacturing Sector.

Bursary applications are only considered for approved programmes provided by accredited learning providers such as TVET Colleges and Universities. Unemployed TVET Colleges learners can access bursaries offered via the Public Higher Institutions through which they are registered.

The Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority has developed the Research Bursary Programme for unemployed people in response to the research and development needs of the sector. The bursary programme is designed to develop critical skills needed to gather relevant research that has a positive impact on the sector. The Research Bursary Programme is available to Masters Students and PhD Students.


Masters Students:

  • Student(s) who have been accepted or are registered full time at either a Higher Learning Institution or a Public Institution based in South Africa.

PhD Students:

  • Student(s) who are registered in a Doctoral programme, and whose research proposal has been accepted and approved by the authorisation body of a participating university.


  1. Qualifying Criteria
  2. DG-Learning Programme Grants Application Form
  3. Indicium User Manual
  4. Hard-to-Fill/ Scarce Vacancies
  5. Work Integrated Learning
  6. Scarce Skills List
  7. Application Form

For more information, contact Gcobani Gqangeni on +27(0) 11 253 7325 or

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