AgriSETA Discretionary Grant Application

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About AgriSETA

AgriSETA is a government organization that educates and trains people to create and facilitate opportunities within the agricultural sector in South Africa. So they have the responsibility of developing the skills of the agricultural workforce and meeting the labor demand.

AgriSETA stands for Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority, overseen by the Department of Higher Education and Training. In partnership with other stakeholders in agriculture, the organization holds training and educational programmes. Also, part of its activities is to accredit sector-specific training institutions and ensure standards are met.

Apart from the programmes, AgriSETA also provides grants, bursaries, apprenticeships, internships, and mentorships.

AgriSETA Discretionary Grant Application

AgriSETA offers bursaries to a certain number of students every academic year. More specifically, it rewards students pursuing their education in the agricultural sector.

For the academic year 2022, the AgriSETA Discretionary Grant Application is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing agricultural-related degrees.

This is the first window of the two-window grant programme. The second window will open after the completion of the first window.

In the first window, the bursary value is R39,750 per annum for undergrad students. For postgrad students, the value is R63,600.

The amount is different for other stakeholders looking for internships, placement, or artisan development. Please refer to the website for more information.

The bursary will cover the tuition cost and textbook. The students are supposed to pay for the rest of the expenses like accommodation and food.

Eligibility Criteria

Not everyone studying in the agricultural sector can avail of this bursary. There are eligibility criteria laid out by AgriSETA that all applicants must meet. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the application. Due to a high number of students applying for the bursary, AgriSETA may not consider revisions.

The eligibility requirements for AgriSETA bursary 2022-23 are:

  • Must be pursuing an undergrad or postgrad degree in the field of agriculture (Degree, diploma, or certificate)
  • Must be either studying full-time or part-time long-term courses. Short-term courses are not eligible
  • Must be studying at a recognized and accredited college or university in South Africa
  • Mustn’t be working or receiving a salary
  • Must not be receiving funding from any other bursary or scholarship

Please note that fulfilling all the criteria does not guarantee you’ll receive the funding. AgriSETA mentions that preference will be given to those who are on the list. Whether or not to award the bursary is at the sole discretion of the organization.

How to Apply?

If you fulfill all the eligibility criteria, move forward with the application process. It is multi-step but easy at the same time. You do have to maintain accuracy while going through the process.

There are two ways to apply for the AgriSETA Discretionary Grant Application 2021-22:

  1. Submit your application online
  2. Mail your application

Submitting your Application Online

If you want to apply online, then you can do so by following this link. It will lead you to the Indicum SETA Management System. For new applications, you need to create a new account by clicking on “Register as a new SDF.” For returning candidates, log in with the Username and Password.

Then fill the online application, which you can find here. You have to provide a wide range of information. Answer all questions that are applicable to you.

You’d also have to gather and upload the following documents:

  • ID cards (must be certified copies)
  • Most recent exam scorecards (for new applicants)
  • Mid-year result documents (for continuing bursary applicants)
  • Tax clearance certificate
  • Tax compliance status verification PIN

E-mailing your Application

You can also apply by emailing your application. For this, download the application form from the official website and complete it.

Then gather all the necessary documents. Scan them to convert to pdf formats.

Finally, send your application to the following email address:

  • New applicants –
  • Continuing applicants –

Closing Date

The bursary was open to applicants from 1 August Annually. The closing date for the AgriSETA Discretionary Grant Application 2022 – 2023 is 15 September Annually

The organization will publish the list of bursars by 15 December Annually

Contact Details

For further queries or information, you can contact the following:

  • New Applicants

Adnani Sengani Mphehpu
Email –
Telephone – 012 301 5601

  • Continuing Applicants

Latifa Dube
Email –
Telephone – 012 301 5671

Please do NOT contact AgriSETA if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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