W&R SETA UJ Postgraduate Bursary for 2021/2022


The Postgraduate bursary is open to students who intend to pursue Master’s and PhD studies OR who are currently enrolled for Masters and PhD studies. 

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Are you passionate about Retail? Do you currently hold an Honours or Master’s degree in the field of Marketing or Retail? Are you currently in the process of completing a Master’s or PhD?

If your answer is yes – Apply TODAY for a W&R SETA Leadership Chair: Gauteng Masters and Doctoral bursary.

 UJ Bursary Description

The University of Johannesburg in partnership with the W&R SETA is hosting the Wholesale & Retail Leadership Chair of Gauteng. The W&R SETA aims to facilitate the skills development needs of the Wholesale and Retail (W&R) sector through the implementation of learning programmes, disbursement of grants/bursaries and monitoring of education and training. 

  • Programme: Bursary
  • Position(s): Several
  • Applications Closing Date: October 2021/2022.
  • Vacancy Type: Permanent/Temporary.
  • Location: Gauteng
  • Company Name: Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA)
  • University: University of Johannesburg

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria to be considered: 

  • South African Citizen / Permanent Resident 
  • For Master’s degree studies: Must hold an Honours degree in Marketing or Retail with a minimum of 60% for Research Methodology on NQF level 8 and an overall degree average of 60% or higher;  
  • For PhD degree studies – must hold a Master’s degree in the subject field of Marketing or Retailing where the candidate obtained a minimum of 65% for his/her Master’s AND a minimum of 60% for Research Methodology on NQF level 8  
  • *Approved Master’s or PhD proposal with a focus on the preference areas above (see new enrolments below) 
  • Proof of formal registration at the University of Johannesburg  

Funding Structure

The bursary will cover the full cost of annual study fees, with monies available to cover data collection and language editing as well.

How to Apply – NEW Enrolments

Visit the UJ Department of Marketing Management website and follow the full application procedure on the Master’s and PhD webpage and submit ALL required documentation by 31 October of the year of application.  

NOTE: If your proposal is accepted by the Department Research and Ethics Committee (DREC), send an email to wrsetagauteng@gmail.com and you will be contacted with all the necessary documentation to complete to apply for the bursary.   

How to apply – CURRENT Master’s and PhD students

Download and complete the “Masters and Doctoral bursary application” form here:

 ➡ WRSeta UJ Masters and Doctoral Bursary – Application Form.

Submit ALL documentation as outlined in point 5 of the document to be downloaded above.  

Kindly submit the application electronically via email to wrsetagauteng@gmail.com with the email Subject: WRSETA Postgraduate Bursary Application – Your Full Name. 

Closing Date

  • 31 October 2021 for current M & D students.
  • 31 October 2022 for new M & D Enrolments.


If there should be any difficulty, please visit the W&RSETA Official website provided below.

From the Link above, you can access the W&RSETA Job Portal – W&RSETA Vacancies. If there should be any difficulty, please visit the W&RSETA Official website provided above.


For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact:

SEE – W&RSETA: About, Website, Contact Details.


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