Gérard Basset Foundation Bursary 2024

WSET Level 3 Bursary

Bursary Application Form – WSET Level 3 in Wines 2024

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is one of the most challenging but rewarding qualifications in wine and the IWEC is proud to be able to facilitate learning for what we hope will be the new leaders in the South African wine industry. Thanks to the Gérard Basset Foundation we are delighted to offer bursaries for deserving.

The cost for WSET Level 3 is R15,200. This bursary is worth R12,000 per student.


  • You have passed WSET Level 2 in Wines with a Merit or Distinction grade.
  • You are currently employed in the wine/hospitality/tourism industries.
  • You are from an historically disadvantaged community.
  • You can commit financially by covering the balance of the course cost of R3,200 (due no later than 31 August 2024).
  • You are committed to attend all lectures and exams (dates below) held at Klein Joostenberg, Stellenbosch.
  • You are motivated to make a difference in the wine industry in Africa.

Please note the following before you make your application:
If you need to retake the exam there will be additional charges.
This bursary cannot be combined with any other bursaries.

Day 1
04 Sep 2024
Day 2
11 Sep 2024
Day 3
18 Sep 2024
Day 4
25 Sep 2024
Day 5
02 Oct 2024
16 Oct 2024
30 Oct 2024
How to apply: If you meet the criteria above and would like to apply, please download and return the Bursary Application form, linked below, to bursary@thewinecentre.co.za Applications close 31 July 2024 Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed with successful students notified by 16 August 2024