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28 April 2021
Bankseta Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Funding Window Now Open

Dear Potential Applicant

The BANKSETA invites all qualifying candidates to apply for the Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Funding 2021/22 academic year.

The PhD funding window opens on 26th April 2021 and closes on Friday 4th June 2021. 

Please note that all applications should be emailed to and cc and

The closing date and time for all applications on Friday, 4 June 2021 at 23h59.

Please take note of the documents attached to this invitation relating to this funding window:

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Annexure A:  This document must be read in conjunction with the BANKSETA Funding Window Guidelines Document which specifies the BANKSETA requirements for all applicants of funding windows.  The purpose of this document is to indicate what the specific criteria is for the different funding windows.


Eligibility Criteria

Evaluation Criteria (must score at least 60%)

Allocation Criteria


SUBPROGRAMME 3.20:  PhD and Post-Doctoral Funding


  • Doctoral / Post-Doctoral students who have been nominated by the employer where the student is employed.
  • University lecturers in the fields of financial services, education, entrepreneurship, mathematics and related fields.
  • Lecturers from public TVET colleges and Universities of Technology who want to complete their doctoral studies by completing their dissertation in the field of financial services, education, entrepreneurship, mathematics and related fields.
  • This funding window is open to both employed and unemployed applicants.
  • Relevance to Banking Sector / SETA – 60%
  • Other documents relating to the application – 40% (i.e. Approved research topic, proof of registration, ID copy, motivational letter, endorsement letter, etc.)

Cap of R70 000 per learner

Additional Documentation to accompany the application are listed on the last page of the application form. Your application will be considered incomplete if any of the supporting documents are not attached.

NB: The higher educational institution with be given preference to enter into MOA with BANKSETA, only in rare circumstances will the employer (where applicable) be part of MoA process.

Kindly contact BANKSETA should you need any additional information in this regard.

Thank you