BANKSETA covers the funding of bursaries through partnership agreements with Universities. The support is holistic (covering tuition, textbooks and accommodation, on or off-campus, depending on what has been arranged by the University).

Each institution will use its pre-determined entry criteria to identify learners to nominate for Merit Bursaries. BANKSETA Merit Bursaries are renewable annually and are dependent on the students’ academic progress.

The focus areas sponsored by BANKSETA are as follows:

    • Actuarial Science (Accounting)
    • Bachelor of Science (IT)
    • Bachelor of Commerce (IT)
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, Economics, Financial Markets or Financial Modelling streams)
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

These focus areas are aligned to the scarce and critical skills in the sector and the funding of bursaries will seek to address the shortage thereof.