unisa bankseta bursary 2024 application?

UNISA BANKSETA Bursary South Africa | The University of South Africa (known as Unisa), is South Africa’s largest university system, by number of enrollments. UNISA is a comprehensive university that offers vocational and academic programmes, many of which have received international accreditation, as well as an extensive geographical footprint.

The Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BankSETA) assists in the transformation of the broader banking/microfinance sector and skills development. BankSETA is a statutory body that was established through the Skills Development Act in 1998 and amended in 2011.


UNISA’s College of Accounting Sciences is inviting students to apply for the BANKSETA Lesedi Bursary Scheme, for the 2024 academic year.

The bursary will be awarded for BCom Financial Accounting Sciences (98302) studies at UNISA.


Otagouni.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the UNISA BANKSETA Bursary.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: total tuition fees, a laptop (up to R7 000), a monthly stipend/ allowance of R1 500 and a monthly data allowance of R500.

The bursary will NOT cover any outstanding fees from previous studies.


Bursary recipients will be required to attend virtual classes, via Microsoft Teams. The class calendar will be provided to the students by the College and any other academic-related sessions offered by the Bursary Scheme.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be under 35 years old
  • You must be registered to study Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accounting (BCom Fac – 98302) at Unisa, for the 2023 academic year
  • 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, in 2024
  • Preference will be given to students with disabilities, financially disadvantaged students and students with good historical academic performanceSubmit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
    • ID document (certified copy)
    • Highest qualification certificate (certified copy)
    • The academic record of your highest qualification (certified copy)
    • Proof of registration at UNISA for BCom Fac in 2024
    • ID documents/ birth certificate of any dependents (certified copy)
    • ID documents of people who contribute to your household income (parents/ guardians/ spouse) (certified copy)
    • Proof of income/ payslips of people who contribute to your household income (certified copy – not older than 3 months)
    • SAPS stamped affidavit stating that there is no household income and indicating sources of financial support (supporting documents, e.g. death certificates of guardians must be provided) (if there is no household income)
    • Proof of disability, if applicable