Closing Date: Friday 17th of February 2023
Organization Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA)
Employment Type Bursary
Province Gauteng
Town/City Centurion
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Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) invites South African students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies in ANY field, at TVET college, for children or legal dependents of PSiRA registered and active security officers.

The programme is open to candidates from the South African Private Security industry who hope to create better opportunities for their children. The PSiRA programme offers financial aid towards the study fees of security officer’s legal children accepted to complete studies at any TVET College in South Africa. This bursary scheme forms part of PSiRA’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) within the Security Sector and aids them in continuously providing support and access to higher education and training.

The bursary will provide cover of up to R12 000 per learner for the academic year, for the duration of 18 months.

Financial aid we be distributed to the following amount of learners from these regions:

  • Free State: 2 learners
  • Gauteng: 4 learners
  • KwaZulu-Natal: 3 learners
  • Limpopo: 2 learners
  • Mpumalanga: 2 learners
  • Northern Cape: 2 learners
  • Port Elizabeth: 2 learners
  • Western Cape: 3 learners


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 and your parent must be South African citizens
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must intend on studying full-time towards a qualification that is 18 months long
  • You must be enrolled/ accepted to register at a TVET college in South Africa
  • You must NOT be receiving funding from any other bursary scheme
  • Your parent must be registered with PSiRA as a security officer
  • Your parent must your legal parent/ guardian
  • Your parent must be actively working with the same employer for the last 3 years
  • You must reside within any of the following regions: Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Port Elizabeth, Western Cape

How to apply

Download and complete the PSiRA Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration or acceptance at a TVET college
  • Parent or legal guardians ID document (certified copy)
  • Parent or legal guardians latest payslip
  • Parent or legal guardians proof of PSiRA registration
  • Proof of residence in one of the above regions

Applications must be submitted in either one of the following ways:
– Email:
(Insert the words “PSiRA Bursary Application 2023” in the email subject line)

– Hand Deliver: PSiRA, 420 Witch Hazel Avenue, Block B Office Park 2, Highveld Ext 70, Centurion, 0157

– Via the Security Company: Parents can hand-deliver the application to their security company, to the attention of the Senior Manager: Human Capital Management
(Parents must use their PSiRA registration number as a reference)

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