In the pursuit of academic excellence and professional development, scholarships play a pivotal role in empowering individuals to realize their full potential. Among the esteemed scholarships available, the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Scholarship at WMU South Africa stands out as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring students passionate about the transportation industry.

Eligibility Requirements for the TETA Scholarship

The TETA Scholarship is open until May 3, 2024. Prospective candidates must satisfy several criteria set by TETA and WMU South Africa to qualify:

  • South African citizenship or permanent residency
  • Academic excellence demonstrated through previous academic records
  • You must be academically accepted by WMU
  • A strong interest in the transportation industry or related fields
  • You must be currently employed, and have been with your employer for at least 12 months
  • You must have at least 3 years of experience in the maritime sector in South Africa
  • You must have obtained consent from your current employer that you can undertake the programme and will be allowed to return to employment after completion of programme
  • Compliance with any additional criteria outlined in the scholarship application guidelines

Required Documents

  • Complete WMU application for admission (please attach your Matric certificate showing a pass in English)
  • A certified copy of your passport or your application for a passport
  • A certified copy of your ID
  • TETA Motivational Statement
  • A letter of support from your current employer, confirming that you may undertake the programme and will be allowed to return to employment after completing programme (sabbatical/unpaid leave could be considered)
  • Your employer should complete the Application for Financial Support form and send to
  • Signed Terms and Conditions for the Scholarship


Scholars awarded the TETA Scholarship are entrusted with certain responsibilities to uphold the values of academic integrity, professionalism, and community engagement. These responsibilities may include:

  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress throughout the duration of the scholarship
  • Participating actively in extracurricular activities, research projects, or community service initiatives
  • Representing the scholarship program and its sponsors in a positive manner
  • Adhering to the rules and regulations set forth by WMU South Africa and TETA

In addition to fulfilling academic requirements, TETA Scholars may be expected to undertake specific duties as part of their scholarship agreement. These duties could involve:

  • Assisting faculty members with research projects or teaching assignments
  • Serving as student ambassadors for the transportation industry within the university community
  • Contributing to the development of innovative solutions and best practices in the field of transportation
  • Engaging in outreach activities to promote the scholarship program and attract future applicants

TETA Scholarship Benefits:

The TETA Scholarship at WMU South Africa offers a comprehensive range of benefits designed to support scholars throughout their academic journey and beyond. These benefits may include:

  • Full or partial tuition coverage
  • Accommodation and living allowances
  • Study materials and resources
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities
  • Internship or practical training placements
  • Access to career development workshops and seminars

Selection Process

The selection process for the TETA Scholarship at WMU South Africa is rigorous and highly competitive, designed to identify exceptional candidates who demonstrate academic merit, leadership potential, and a genuine commitment to the transportation sector.

The typical selection process involve the following stages:

  • Submission of a comprehensive scholarship application, including academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement outlining the candidate’s qualifications and aspirations
  • Review of applications by a selection committee composed of representatives from TETA, WMU South Africa, and industry professionals
  • Shortlisting of candidates for interviews or additional assessments to assess their suitability for the scholarship
  • Final selection of scholarship recipients based on merit, diversity, and alignment with the program’s objectives

Criteria for Evaluation

Applicants are evaluated based on:

  • Academic achievement: Candidates are assessed based on their academic records, standardized test scores, and relevant coursework in transportation-related disciplines.
  • Leadership potential: The selection committee looks for evidence of leadership skills, initiative, and a track record of extracurricular involvement or community service.
  • Career aspirations: Applicants are expected to articulate their career goals and explain how the scholarship will help them achieve their objectives in the transportation industry.
  • Alignment with program objectives: Preference may be given to candidates whose interests and values align closely with the mission and vision of the TETA Scholarship program.

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) directly:

Contact person: Ms Wanangwa Munthali


For more information:

In conclusion, the TETA Scholarship at WMU South Africa 2024 represents a unique opportunity for passionate individuals to pursue their academic and professional aspirations in the dynamic field of transportation.

By offering a range of benefits, fostering a culture of responsibility and excellence, and adhering to a rigorous selection process, this scholarship program empowers scholars to become future leaders and innovators in the transportation sector.

As we embrace the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s transportation landscape, let us continue to invest in the bright minds that will drive progress and transformation in this vital industry.