Details Of University of the Free State Bursaries

Financial aid for Prospective, Current and Post Graduate students

“The University reserves the right to amend without prior notice, the regulations and bursary/loan values and/or conditions applicable to the awarding of bursaries/loans” A quality product is never cheap. However, this should not dissuade you from studying! At Kovsies, we do our best to assist you in dealing with these financial challenges.

NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) Loans for

On the 1st of August NSFAS central online applications open for students who require financial assistance. There are various cycles on which applicants can apply for funding:
  • 1st Cycle:      1 August to 30 November– Students entering university for the first time in including 7 matriculants.
  • 2nd Cycle:      1 September to 30 November – All university students who were not funded by NSFAS in .
  • 3rd Cycle:      1 October to 30 November – Students currently funded by DSD and Funza but for who continued funding for may be at risk.
Students who were funded by NSFAS in do not need to re-apply for funding for . Students who wish to apply can visit the NSFAS website (
www.NSFAS.org.za) to apply online. If you encounter any problems while applying please contact NSFAS on 0860 067 327.

 Bursaries awarded by the UFS for academic merit:

Bursaries and loans offered by outside persons or organisations:
    • Bursary Opportunities
We are currently working with a client looking for current BSc undergrads (in a variety of fields) and well as BEng  students to support with comprehensive bursaries next year. Career Space is currently drawing up a student directory to assist the client with sourcing these students. To register on the directory, simply go to www.careerspace.co.za,click on the “for Students” tab and follow the link to the online application form, or click on this link: http://careerspace.co.za/for-students/
Other: National Research Foundation
  • Application for honours bursary 2015 (Closed – Will open December 2014)
  • NRF bursaries for postgraduate students
  • Information regarding Masters and PhD’s is available on the NRF website: www.nrf.ac.za
Information on the Scholarships and Fellowships Programme is available on www.nrf.ac.za For enquiries, please contact the NRF Support Desk: Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 to 16:30 Tel: +27(0)12 4814202+27(0)12 4814202 \ Fax: +27(0)12 4814054 E-mail: supportdesk@nrf.ac.za Hard copies of the applications, including supporting documentation, should be handed to Ms S Nogabe (tel. 051- 4012045051- 4012045) at Johannes Brill building, Room 17.

Post Graduate students

NSFAS FUNDING FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS Postgraduate students (Honours and Masters only) wishing to apply for NSFAS funding need to print the NSFAS application form from the NSFAS website (www.NSFAS.org.za) and submit it to NSFAS via email to apply@nsfas.org.za Applications close on 30 November  Postgraduate School
  • Bursaries
  • Fellowships

 Bursaries for masters or doctoral studies

ULFE bursary The Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment has two bursaries for the value of R50 000,00 each for full time masters or doctoral studies available for . Requirements: Honors in a language related field The theme of the study must fall within the research field of the ULFE. The bursary is linked to a 20 hours per week internship Send your CV, academic record, as well as a provisional project proposal to zandbergj@ufs.ac.za Applications close 18 November

Details Of University of the Free State Bursaries Financial aid for Prospective, Current and Post Graduate students “The University reserves the right to amend without prior notice, the regulations and bursary/loan values and/or conditions applicable to the awarding of bursaries/loans” A quality product is never cheap. However, this should not dissuade you from studying! At Kovsies, we do our… Read More »

Details Of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences Bursaries

FULLTIME APPLICATION BURSARY ADVERT AND FORM

The Department of Environmental Affairs is inviting full-time students to apply for bursaries. Click below to download: Fulltime Bursary Advert Download Full-time Bursary Application Form – Download

NSFAS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Apply online now if you are matriculating in All students who will register at public universities/ TVET colleges for the first time in and need financial support, can now apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance. If you are studying at a university or TVET and have been funded by NSFAS in , you do not need to re-apply for funding for . Read More

Details Of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences Bursaries FULLTIME APPLICATION BURSARY ADVERT AND FORM The Department of Environmental Affairs is inviting full-time students to apply for bursaries. Click below to download: Fulltime Bursary Advert Download Full-time Bursary Application Form – Download NSFAS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN Apply online now if you are matriculating in All students who will register at public… Read More »

Details Of University of South Africa Bursaries

UNISA Bursaries The Directorate administers donor funds, in the form of study loans and bursaries, according to donors’ criteria. Our main aim is to assist financially needy and academically deserving students. We are proud of the fact that the Directorate has empowered a large number of students from different Colleges and diverse geographical groups. Our vision is to be a beacon of great hope and excellence to our clients. Our mission is to effectively and efficiently administer all funding at our disposal by ensuring that every stakeholder, particularly students and donors, receive high-quality service from a committed and professional DSF team. DAC Linguistics bursary:
Applications close on 10 January .

NSFAS loans and bursaries – UNISA Bursaries

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a statutory body, funded primarily by the South African National Department of Education and Training, which provides study loans to academically able but financially needy students who wish to study at one of South Africa’s public institutions of higher education.

What is a NSFAS loan? – UNISA Bursaries

A NSFAS loan is an award that a student can receive from NSFAS upon applying and qualifying for such loan. This loan has to be repaid with interest (interest of each year is linked to the national inflation rate). A maximum award size is determined for each year by NSFAS. A portion of this award can be converted into a bursary based on academic performance. The size of this bursary is determined by the number of courses which the student has passed. A 100% pass rate will result in a 40% bursary rebate on this NSFAS loan.

NSFAS Loan Criteria:

  • Only South African students studying at public South African Higher Education Institutions;
  • Undergraduate student studying towards a first higher education qualification;
  • Studying for a postgraduate course which is a requirement to practice his/her chosen profession (e.g. Post-graduate Certificate in Education);
  • Any postgraduate degree except, MBA, MBL, DBA or DBL;
  • Student must be able to demonstrate potential for academic success and that he/she is financially needy;
  • Application form has to be fully and correctly completed;
  • All required documentation need to be submitted upon application;
  • Must apply before the closing date as published on the NSFAS webpage www.nsfas.org.za

What is a NSFAS bursary?

A variety of NSFAS bursaries exist, each with its own criteria. A NSFAS bursary is an award that a student receives upon application for such funding. This bursary award does not have to be repaid, if the student however does not wish to adhere to the bursary conditions such bursary is reverted to a loan. This loan will have to be repaid with interest. Please visit the undergraduate bursary page for individual bursary criteria.

NSFAS Post-graduate Loan

This loan has been made available to students studying towards a post-graduate qualification. Students who are financially needy and who are progressing academically can apply for this funding. Closing date for applications: End of September every year. Please visit www.nsfas.org.za for application.

Bursaries Posgraduates – UNISA Bursaries

Unisa Masters and Doctoral bursary application forms

  • Masters by Coursework
  • Masters by Research and Doctoral study
  • Masters and Doctoral by Experimental Research

Unisa: Honours / Postgraduate Diploma Bursary

A.  Bursary Conditions:
  1. The Bursary shall be awarded by the CHS on recommendation by the College of Graduate Studies (CGS) Bursary Selection Committee.
  2. The Bursary shall be tenable in the first instance for one year, subject to renewal in subsequent years of registration. Any subsequent award will be based on the appropriate and successful utilization of the previous award/s and on satisfactory progress as demonstrated in the academic record of the student.
  3. The Bursary shall be open to financially needy holders of an undergraduate degree in any discipline who have achieved the minimum average of 65% for the major in which they wish to undertake the Honours studies. Students who intend to study for their fourth year in Social Work and Visual Arts are also eligible, provided they meet the minimum requirement of 65% average at the third-year level. Such students are therefore required to motivate their applications by providing evidence of their need to the Vetting Committee.
  4. The Bursary will not be awarded to students who are receiving funding from other sources.
  5. The Bursary shall be open to South African citizens only.
  6. The Bursary shall cover the full registration and tuition fees, a textbook amount and a research expenses amount (to the descretion of the Selection Committee) for the student’s chosen modules in the Honours degree, Postgraduate Diploma or the fourth year of study in Social Work or Visual Arts.
  7. For students who have not completed the Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in 3 years, the Bursary shall be converted into a loan with interest rates determined by Unisa.
  8. The Bursary shall NOT pay repeating modules that have been failed during previous examinations.
  9. Recipients of the bursary will be urged to continue their studies and register for the Master’s degree upon successful completion of their Honours or Postgraduate Diploma studies.
B.  Important Dates:
  1. Applications for the Bursary open on 4 November and close on 5 February .
  2. Notification of results will be communicated to applicants by 28 February .
C.  Submission of applications: The relevant application form must be sent to: DSF-POSTGRD@unisa.ac.za Honours Bursary application form

Unisa Masters by Dissertation and Doctoral study Bursary

Criteria and conditions: In line with the university’s funding policy, student funding to postgraduates is provided on the basis of academic merit. Kindly note that a submitted application form does not guarantee a bursary. Only applications received before the closing date will be evaluated for funding. Applications are open from 4 November to 5 February . Incomplete and late application forms will not be considered. Eligibility
  1. Have obtained 24 Credits in the Proposal module at Unisa, please note that this bursary does not cover the Proposal Module.
  2. This bursary does not cover any Coursework Masters qualifications.
  3. A supervisor’s report that recommends financial support on grounds of quality submissions e.g. research chapters submitted, data analyses etc.
  4. Approval by the Masters and Doctoral Research Bursary Committee (MDRBC) based on academic progress, standard of work submitted, prioritisation of research fields, innovative specializations and appropriate methodology.
  5. Preference will be given to, but is not limited to, the following fields: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics.
  6. Awards will only be made dependent on available funding.
  7. Closing date for applications is 5 February .
  8. No late or incomplete applications will be considered
Bursary Conditions
  1. All bursary awards, including the first one, are conditional upon receipt of a positive report from the student’s supervisor. Detailed progress reports and re-application forms for each subsequent year of funding, must be submitted to the Directorate Student Funding (DSF) by 5 February of any given year.
  2. Bursaries are not awarded to permanent staff members of UNISA. They should apply for the master’s and doctoral support programme (MDSP).
  3. Students who are registered for a second masters or doctoral degree will not be considered for a bursary.
  4. This bursary will ONLY fund students registered for Masters by Dissertation or Doctoral qualifications
  5. The bursary is awarded to South African and non-South African citizens, but preference will be given to South African students
  6. Continued receipt of the bursary is dependent on a favourable supervisor’s report indicating that the recipient is progressing with his/her studies. Preference will be given to existing bursary holders, especially those close to completion.
  7. Students need to submit a student’s report (Section F) before the application will be submitted for consideration to the Postgraduate Bursary Committee.
  8. Granting of the bursary is not automatic. Only students who apply by the specified date and have completed the application form will be considered.
  9. Students are responsible for claiming any credit balances in their student account from the UNISA Finance Department.
  10. Students will be advised of the outcome within 4 weeks of the closing date.
  11. By signing the application form, the student indicates that he/she agrees with and accepts the conditions contained therein.
  • Masters by Dissertation (Full Research)
    • Registration fee for a maximum of 3 years. Research funds totalling R55,000 (paid out according to an submitted budget approved by the Supervisor and the MDRBC).
  • Doctoral Research
    • Registration fee for a maximum of 4 years. Research funds totalling R80,000 (paid out according to an submitted budget approved by the Supervisor and the MDRBC).
Application form will be available from 4 November to 5 February . Completed application forms must be returned to DSF-POSTGRD@unisa.ac.za M&D by Research Bursary application form

Unisa Masters by Coursework Bursary

Criteria and conditions: In line with the university’s funding policy, student funding to postgraduates is provided on the basis of academic merit. Kindly note that a submitted application form does not guarantee a bursary. Only applications received before the closing date will be evaluated for funding. Applications are open from 04 January to 05 March . Incomplete and late application forms will not be considered. Eligibility
  1. Have passed two modules of the Coursework Masters.
  2. A supervisor’s report that recommends financial support on grounds of academic performance in the coursework modules already completed.
  3. Approval by the Masters and Doctoral Research Bursary Committee (MDRBC) based on the coursework modules already completed and supervisor’s report.
  4. Preference will be given to, but is not limited to, the following fields: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, but not to the exclusion of the social sciences or humanities.
  5. Awards will only be made dependent on available funding.
  6. Closing date for applications is 05 March .
  7. No late or incomplete applications will be considered
Bursary Conditions
  1. All bursaries will be awarded subject to the academic performance of the student and a positive report from the supervisor upon completion of the required coursework modules.
  2. A submitted application form does not guarantee funding being awarded.
  3. Awards will not be granted to: (a) permanent staff members of Unisa, (b) students who are registered for a second/third masters degree, (c) students who have already completed a doctorate, (d) students who have not successfully completed two modules towards the Coursework Masters, (e) students registered towards an MBA or MBL qualification.
  4. The bursary will only fund students registered for a Coursework Masters qualification.
  5. The bursary is awarded to South African and non-South African citizens, but preference will be given to South African students.
  6. Continued receipt of the bursary is dependent on academic performance and a favourable supervisor’s report indicating that the recipient is progressing with his/her studies. Preference will be given to existing bursary holders, especially those close to completion.
  7. Students need to submit a student’s report (Section F) before the application will e submitted for consideration to the Masters and Doctoral Bursary Committee
  8. Students will be advised of the outcome within 4 weeks of the closing date.
  9. If the application for funding is unsuccessful, it remains the responsibility of the student to settle any fees due to Unisa.
  10. By signing this application form, the student indicates that he/she agrees with and accepts the conditions contained herein.
  11. No late or incomplete applications will be considered.
  12. Awards will only be made dependent on available funding.
Bursary Covers
  1. Tuition fees for a maximum of 2(two) years.
  2. Research funds not exceeding R20,000 while the student is registered for the dissertation module.
Research Budget
  1. A detailed budget indicating expenditure needs to be submitted each year upon re-application.
  2. Research funds will only be paid out according to the submitted and approved budget.
  3. Submitted research budgets will be approved by both the supervisor and the MDRBC.
Completed application forms should be returned to DSF-POSTGRD@unisa.ac.za Masters by Coursework Bursary application

Unisa Masters by Experimental Research Bursary

Criteria and conditions: In line with the university’s funding policy, student funding to postgraduates is provided on the basis of academic merit. Kindly note that a submitted application form does not guarantee a bursary. Only applications received before the closing date will be evaluated for funding. Applications are open from 4 November – 25 October . Incomplete and late application forms will not be considered. Eligibility
  1. Have obtained 24 Credits in the Proposal module at Unisa, please note that this bursary does not cover the Proposal Module.
  2. This bursary does not cover any Coursework Masters qualifications.
  3. A supervisor’s report that recommends financial support on grounds of quality submissions e.g. research chapters submitted, data analyses etc.
  4. Approval by the Masters and Doctoral Research Bursary Committee (MDRBC) based on academic progress, standard of work submitted, prioritisation of research fields, innovative specializations and appropriate methodology.
  5. Preference will be given to, but is not limited to, the following fields: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics.
  6. Awards will only be made dependent on available funding.
  7. Closing date for applications is 25 October .
  8. No late or incomplete applications will be considered
Bursary Conditions
  1. All bursary awards, including the first one, are conditional upon receipt of a positive report from the student’s supervisor. Detailed progress reports and re-application forms for each subsequent year of funding, must be submitted to the Directorate Student Funding (DSF) by 25 October . No bursary applications will be considered without a full and complete submitted application form.
  2. Bursaries are not awarded to permanent staff members of UNISA. They should apply for the master’s and doctoral support programme (MDSP).
  3. Students who are registered for a second masters or doctoral degree will not be considered for a bursary.
  4. This bursary will ONLY fund students registered for Masters or Doctoral by experimental research qualifications
  5. The bursary is awarded to South African and non-South African citizens, but preference will be given to South African students
  6. Continued receipt of the bursary is dependent on a favourable supervisor’s report indicating that the recipient is progressing with his/her studies. Preference will be given to existing bursary holders, especially those close to completion.
  7. Students need to submit a student’s report (Section F) before the application will be submitted for consideration to the Postgraduate Bursary Committee.
  8. Granting of the bursary is not automatic. Only students who apply by the specified date and have completed the application form will be considered.
  9. Students are responsible for claiming any credit balances in their student account from the UNISA Finance Department.
  10. Students will be advised of the outcome within 4 weeks of the closing date.
  11. By signing the application form, the student indicates that he/she agrees with and accepts the conditions contained therein.
  • Masters by Experimental Research
    • Registration fee for a maximum of 3 years. Research funds totalling R80,000 (paid out according to an submitted budget approved by the Supervisor and the MDRBC).
  • Doctoral by Experimental Research
    • Registration fee for a maximum of 4 years. Research funds totalling R120,000 (paid out according to an submitted budget approved by the Supervisor and the MDRBC).
Application form will be available from 4 November to 25 October . M&D by Experimental Research Bursary application form

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary awards

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in critical scarce skills in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors. The bursaries will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and deep rural communities. Females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. (This bursary is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students).

Dieter Meyer zu Bargholz Bequest (DMzBB) M & D Archaeology Bursary

This bursary is awarded primarily to carry out fieldwork, laboratory / technical analyses, archival or oral research towards the completion of approved research projects for the master’s or doctoral degree. The funds may also be used to attend specialist training courses or local conference (e.g. of the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists) within the SADC region. Your Supervisor/s must be consulted before you submit your application. Attorneys Fidelity Fund The Attorneys Fidelity Fund is a statutory client protection fund, providing protection against loss of money or property entrusted to attorneys. The Fund is committed to the enhancement of standards of legal education in South Africa, particularly for aspirant entrants into the attorneys’ profession. The minimum requirement to qualify for this bursary is a BA (Law), BComm (LawO, B.Iuris or B.Proc degree, OR proof of successful completion of the first 2 (two) years of the revised 4-year LLB curriculum. The bursary is intended for LLB study at a South African university. Preference will be given to applicants in serious financial need, although outstanding academic merit will be taken into consideration. The bursary shal only be applied towards tuition fees of a successful applicant. For more information call:  021 424 46089 / 0711 or email: LLBbursary@fidfund.co.za Website:  www.fidfund.co.za

Contact us – Unisa Bursaries

Physical Address Sunnyside Campus E’skia Mphahlele Building Hall B Tel:012 441 5460/3 E-mail:dsf@unisa.ac.za Nonhlanhla Mabuza Deputy Director Tel: 012 441 5615 Sibongile Nhlapo Admin Assistant Tel: 012 441 5615 dsf@unisa.ac.za Leonie van der Linde Manager: Bursaries Tel: 012 441 5615 dsf@unisa.ac.za Postgraduate Funding Team Refilwe Makgae Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5608 DSF-postgrd@unisa.ac.za Morgan Mashweu Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5607 DSF-postgrd@unisa.ac.za Jo Mphogo Mashweu Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5601 DSF-postgrd@unisa.ac.za Government Funding Team Fanyana Chabalala Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5609 DSF-gov@unisa.ac.za Jackie Ndlovu Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5460 DSF-gov@unisa.ac.za Japhtar Kgole Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 8664 DSF-gov@unisa.ac.za Companies Funding Team Sibusiso Mashinini Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5612 DSFcompanies@unisa.ac.za Ntombi Ngcobo Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5627 DSFcompanies@unisa.ac.za Emily Makoti Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5612 DSFcompanies@unisa.ac.za SETA Funding Team Maupi Letsoalo Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5600 DSF-SETA@unisa.ac.za Deborah Dlamini Fund Administrator Tel: 011 471 2366 DSF-SETA@unisa.ac.za NSFAS Funding Team Vincent Moloi Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5629 DSF-NSFAS@unisa.ac.za Naome Olamajulo Fund Administrator Tel: 012 441 5603 DSF-NSFAS@unisa.ac.za Secondment Projects Isaac Mabena Manager: Loans Tel: 012 441 5463 Dineo Mokhubu Loan Administrator Tel: 012 441 5463 Sandra Monyai Loan Administrator Tel: 012 441 5463

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Details Of University of Zululand Bursaries

University of Zululand Bursaries : NSFAS Loans and Bursaries
Financial Aid Office (FAO) is responsible for the administration of NSFAS Loans and NSFAS Bursary’s. The FAO administers the above funding according to the NSFAS Guidelines. First Year students NSFAS does not make a specific budget allocation for first year students and they must register with their own funds. The NSFAS Committee sets aside a certain amount of the available funding depending on the budget every year to assist needy and academically deserving students. Students are advised during the orientation week about the NSFAS Funding and the terms & conditions of the funding. They are given an overview of the NSFAS Terms & Conditions and the application process. Students are advised that the medium of communication is mainly through notice boards and sms’s and therefore they must always read the Notices that are placed on the Notice Boards at the various strategic places. We have an open door policy where students can come to the FAO during the stipulated consultation times for information and advice. Senior Students – University of Zululand Bursaries Senior students apply for NSFAS in the current year (Sept/Oct)  for funding for the following year. Students need to qualify in terms of the Means Test and Academic performance i.e. to pass a minimum of 50% of modules registered in the previous year. The amount allocated per student is based on the number of students qualifying and the budget available for distribution from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). NSFAS Application Process Students will be advised via notice boards of the dates and deadlines for collection and submission of NSFAS loan application forms and the procedures to be followed. Documents regarding the household income, composition of the family members, ID documents, affidavits, etc are submitted with the NSFAS application in order for the student to be Means Tested to determine neediness. Thereafter follows the process of collection and submission of the contracts (PAQ’s & LAF’s) signed by the students. The contract is an agreement entered into and signed both by NSFAS and the student whereby the student undertakes to repay the NSFAS Loans with Interest when he/she starts employment. The interest rate is a very low rate as determined by the Minister of Education or Government and may vary from year to year. Financial Aid Officers are responsible for collecting the signed contracts and forwarding to NSFAS for payments. Once funds are received form NSFAS, it is credited to the student accounts. PRIVATE BURSARIES PROCESS – University of Zululand Bursaries Financial Aid Office administers approximately 300 active private sponsorships, ranging from Government Departments, NGO’s, Trusts, Seta’s and Private Organizations. The process that is followed in administering Private Bursaries varies from sponsor to sponsor e.g. some organizations do their advertising, selection and awarding of bursaries without involvement of the institution, while others involve the institution in their selection and awarding processes or involve the institution in inviting applications and not involving the Institution in the selection and awarding of bursaries. Sponsorships vary in organizations from minimum initial payment for registration only, to partial sponsorships, e.g. tuition and books and or full cost sponsorships. Financial Aid Office accepts confirmations of sponsorships provided the sponsor organizations are financially sound and are registered on our data base. Sponsors are furnished, immediately after registration, with student statement of account, proof of registration and invoices for immediate payment. The sponsorship can vary i.e. payment on statements, others split their payments per semester and some choose to pay for the full academic year. Student statement of results are forwarded to sponsors bi-annually, i.e. mid-year and end of the year whilst the final student account statements are forwarded to sponsors at the end of the third term for payment. Internal Funding – University of Zululand Bursaries
Senior Student Merit Bursaries University of Zululand budgets annually to reward students who performed exceptionally in the previous academic year or year last registered. A budget in the form of Merit Bursaries was established to reward exceptional academic performance, across all Faculties. The guidelines for these bursaries require the following:
  • Ø Student must be registered for undergraduate degree for full number of modules;
  • Student must pass 50 percent of their registered modules with distinction in the previous year or year last registered;
  • Student must pass the remaining 50 percent of the modules by any combination of first class passes and ordinary passes, in the previous year or year last registered with NO failed modules.
Bursary awarded at Full Academic cost. The bursary is for one year and the student is assessed each year. Primary requirement is academic performance and neediness is of secondary importance. Matric Merit Bursaries University of Zululand makes bursaries available for this category of students who join the institution for the first time. The selection criteria is as follows:
  • Students must have applied and be admitted at the University of Zululand; and
  • Students are selected on the basis that they passed their matric subjects with a minimum pass level of 6.
These bursaries are awarded at full cost and for the first year only, thereafter other Bursaries may be available for students to apply.

Details Of University of Zululand Bursaries University of Zululand Bursaries : NSFAS Loans and Bursaries Financial Aid Office (FAO) is responsible for the administration of NSFAS Loans and NSFAS Bursary’s. The FAO administers the above funding according to the NSFAS Guidelines. First Year students NSFAS does not make a specific budget allocation for first year students and they must… Read More »

Details Of Cape Peninsula University of Technology Bursaries

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, or NSFAS, is a government organisation that assists academically competent and financially needy students to pay their study-related costs. Applications for NSFAS Students entering university for the first time in , including matriculates, must apply from 1 August – 30 November . University student who were not funded (declined/ did not apply) by NSFAS in , can apply for funding from 1 September – 30 November . For more information, or to apply, visit: www.nsfas.org.za Paper applications forms can be sent to NSFAS Head Office in Cape Town via:
  • Email to: apply@nsfas.org.za
  • Fax to: 086 644 2822
  • Post to: Online Applications, NSFAS Loans & Bursaries Department, Private Bag X4, Plumstead, 7801.
Please complete and submit your application online within the deadlines provided by NSFAS as the university will not be in a position to assist students who submit incomplete or late applications, or who didn’t apply to NSFAS. NB: Applications for NSFAS will no longer be accepted by the CPUT Financial Aid Office. Criteria – Cape Peninsula University of Technology Bursaries A student qualifies for a NSFAS loan if he/ she is:
  • a South African citizen
  • applied to study at a university
  • an undergraduate student studying towards a first higher education qualification
  • is financially needy as determined by the NSFAS Means Test
  • able to demonstrate potential for academic success
  • unable to finance his/ her studies
Students who have received loans or bursaries from other sources covering the full cost of study are not eligible for a loan.   To find out more about Funza Lushaka (bursary scheme for teacher education), visit http://www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za/

External bursaries and scholarships -Cape Peninsula University of Technology Bursaries

External bursaries and scholarships are offered by off-campus organisations such as companies, NGOs, government departments, and SETAs. Students must apply to these organisations directly. The Financial Aid Office has compiled a list of donors who provide financial aid to applicants who meet certain criteria. List of donors for external bursaries and scholarships Where else to look for bursaries and scholarships
  • Employers of parents, friends, family
  • Religious organisations
  • Clubs, societies
  • Your local municipality
  • The institute or council of a specific career field
  • Your local newspaper, magazines, the local library
  • Career websites
How to apply for a bursary – Cape Peninsula University of Technology Bursaries
  • Write a short letter to ask for application forms for all the bursaries that you think you are eligible for.
  • Apply early, well before the closing date – applications are not accepted after the closing date.
  • Apply only for those bursaries you are eligible for.
  • Apply for as many bursaries as possible.
  • Only accept one bursary unless the organisation says you may apply for others.
  • Be prepared for disappointment – you may not be successful the first time or the second time.
  • Try to make another plan in case you do not get a bursary.
  • A neat, accurate and honest application makes a good impression.
When you fill in your application form
  • Answer all the questions.
  • Complete the form neatly in print.
  • Use black or blue ink only.
  • Keep the form clean and in good condition.
  • Carefully check the form for mistakes.
  • Be completely accurate.
  • Be completely honest.
  • Include a certified copy of your most recent examination results signed by a Commissioner of Oaths, usually found at the local Post Office or Police Station.
  • Ensure you attach all the supporting documents requested by the organisation

How to apply – Cape Peninsula University of Technology Bursaries

Bursaries Students who wish to apply for external bursaries, scholarships or loans must apply directly with the companies or organisations offering the funding. Students who wish to apply for University administered awards, CPUT Scholarship, Merit bursaries, Deans merit bursary from CPUT, must apply at the Financial Aid Office. Application forms for university administered funding are available from the Financial Aid Offices on the Bellville, Cape Town, Mowbray and Wellington campuses. Complete and return the application form by the closing dates, along with the necessary supporting documentation. Important notes Always adhere to closing dates. Late applications or late submission of documentation will result in forfeiture of financial assistance. Consult the notice boards in the vicinity of the Financial Aid Office regularly for important and relevant information regarding financial assistance. Accessing allocated funds University administered awards, Merit bursaries from CPUT, external bursary and scholarship funds are administered by the Financial Aid Office. To access allocated funds students can visit or contact the Financial Aid Office. Loans offered by financial institutions are usually paid directly to the student.

Contact the Financial Aid Office -Cape Peninsula University of Technology Bursaries

Bellville Campus: Ground Floor, Library Extension Cape Town Campus: Administration Building, Floor 5 Wellington Campus: Administration Building, Room A19 Mowbray Campus: Barkley Davis Building, Room 0.23
Name and designation
Contact details
Mrs Nozuko Nikani
Administrative Assistant
Tel: +27 21 959 6371 (BLV)
Mr Zanethemba Mapundu
Financial Aid Assistant: Helpdesk
Tel: +27 21 959 6238 (BLV)
Mr Cyrano Arries
Financial Aid Assistant: Helpdesk
Tel: +27 21 460 3831 / 3918 (CT)
Bursaries
Mr Neels Claasen
Senior Financial Aid Officer
Tel: +27 21 959 6253 (BLV)
Mr Azola Mgquba
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 959 6493 (BLV)
Mr Aqa Qamse
Financial aid officer: International & Short-course
Tel: +27 21 460 8398 (CT)
Mr Mphumzi Rululu
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 6127 (M)
Ms Nonqaba Gxothiwe
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 959 6668 (BLV)
Ms Cymantha Booysen
Financial aid officer: Work-study
Tel: +27 21 959 6578 (BLV)
Mr Curtis Pietersen
Financial aid officer: Work-study
Tel: +27 21 959 6876 (BLV)
NSFAS
Mrs Shannon Cupido
Senior Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 460 8389 (CT)
Mr Alex Bannister
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 959 6594 (BLV)
Mr Eric Feleza
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 460 8341 (CT)
Ms Nina Soyekwa
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 959 6349 (BLV)
Email: SoyekwaN@cput.ac.za@cput.ac.za
Ms Nozuko Siyolo
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 460 3059 (CT)
Mrs Patricia Faila
Acting Financial aid officer
Mrs Primrose Tshayana
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 460 8398 (CT)
Ms Veronica Perry
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 959 6495 (BLV)
Mr Danley van Wyk
Financial aid officer
Tel: +27 21 864 5546 (W)

Details Of Cape Peninsula University of Technology Bursaries Cape Peninsula University of Technology Bursaries  – NSFAS applications for is now open. Applications must be made directly to NSFAS. Apply online at www.nsfas.org.za Find out more about the NSFAS application process The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, or NSFAS, is a government organisation that assists academically competent and financially needy… Read More »

Details Of Central University of Technology Bursaries 201

Central University of Technology Bursaries : BURSARIES: A bursary is a form of financial assistance given to a student for further study or training. Bursaries may differ in terms of amount of money and duration. Students are selected according to various criteria set by donors, which could include academic merit and financial need. Some bursaries require that students sign a contract to enter the employment of the donor after graduation. SCHOLARSHIPS: The scholarship amount is normally based on outstanding academic achievement. Scholarships do not normally require the recipient to repay the scholarship and usually, have no employment conditions attached. STUDY LOANS: A loan is money borrowed, which must be repaid upon completion of studies. Loans are available from banks and institutions like Edu-loan. The NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) is a South African Government-funded structure offering assistance to academically deserving and financially needy students. Students may apply for this type of loan at the Financial Aid offices of CUT. Up to 40% of this type of loan can be converted into a bursary, depending on the end-of-year results.

Bursaries – Central University of Technology Bursaries

Tips: How to apply for a Bursary/Scholarship

  • Read the Bursary Brochure and find the bursaries that suit your needs.
  • Check the closing dates for applications.
  • Apply directly to the person/company specified.
  • Apply for more than one bursary and make sure that you meet the requirements.
  • Explore other ways of financing your studies in the event of the bursary application being unsuccessful.

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Specific bursaries at CUT

CUT ACADEMIC MERIT BURSARIES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

Such bursaries are for candidates who are pursuing further studies for the first time after Grade 12 and who are enrolled as full-time students for a diploma or degree course at CUT.  The amount allocated is calculated on the basis of the six highest symbols achieved by the candidate in the final Grade 12 examination.  The criteria and amounts of these awards are reviewed on an annual basis.

ACADEMIC RECRUITMENT BURSARIES (FOR FIRST-TIME ENTRANTS)

These bursaries are additional to the normal academic bursaries.  First-year students who qualify will automatically be considered for such a bursary. The following categories are available:

CATEGORY A

Each A symbol on HG – R1 000.00 Each A symbol on SG – R600.00

CATEGORY B

A bursary of R1 000.00 will be awarded to a student who achieved an A symbol (HG or SG) in the final Grade 12 examination and who is enrolled for a course in Engineering or Health and Environmental Sciences.

CATEGORY C

Top-ten bursaries (awarded to the ten best first-year entrants).  To be considered for such a bursary, a minimum of 42 points on the CUT scoring scale, calculated on the basis of the candidate’s six best subjects, is required.

CUT LEADERSHIP BURSARIES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

At least 27 points on the CUT scoring scale in the final Grade 12 examination is an additional requirement. The following applicants may qualify for such bursaries:
  • Head boy / girl of a high school
  • Chairperson of the representative council of learners of a high school
  • Deputy head boy / girl of a high school
  • Vice-chairperson of the representative council of learners of a high school
  • Head boy / girl of a high-school hostel
  • Winner of a national subject Olympiad
  • Winner of a national expo
  • Member of the “Presidentverkenners” or Springbok Scouts

SPORT RECRUITMENT BURSARIES

Sport bursaries are awarded to promising sportsmen and sportswomen according to merit.  Such bursaries are only awarded to individuals who participate in a league sport in the name of CUT (refer to the list of sports along with the names of the sport managers). Only achievements at the provincial level and higher are taken into account.  Application forms are available from Operational Sport and the closing date is 31 October each year.  Development bursaries are also available, and a maximum of three candidates may be nominated by the respective sports trainers / club managers. Please note:  Candidates must apply on an annual basis. For more information on sport recruitment bursaries (first-year students only) and sport bursaries (all students), please contact Operational Sport.

DEANS AWARDS INCENTIVE VOUCHER

For more information on the Deans’ Awards Incentive Vouchers available to first-year students, please contact the Dean of the relevant academic faculty. In cases where a bursary covering the full tuition and/or accommodation fees has already been granted to a prospective student, the letter in which notification to that effect is provided must be included in the registration document. Notwithstanding any other terms, no student shall be exempted from accountability for the payment of any amounts owing to CUT.

FUNZA LUSHAKA – MERIT BURSARY

This is a merit bursary awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to deserving Teacher Education students registered for the following BEd (FET) Specialisation programmes:
  • BEd Languages, majoring in African Languages, namely Setswana, Sesotho and Xhosa, with English as a compulsory major;
  • BEd Natural Sciences;
  • BEd Computer Science, majoring in Computer Studies (IT) and Computer Applications Technology;
  • BEd Technology, majoring in Technology (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Technology), Accounting, Economics
  • PGCE;
  • BSc, BCom, BA, BTech
Students are expected to apply online at the DHET website. The bursary is presently worth R48 000.00 per annum, and allocations are subject to the availability of funds. http://www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za/

 

 

Loans (Finacial Aid) – Central University of Technology Bursaries

NSFAS APPLICATION PROCESS FOR FINANCIAL AID NSFAS Application Process On 01 August The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will switch to an online administered system. What does this mean for prospective students?
  1. CUT will not accept applications on www.cut.ac.za or on Bloemfontein and Welkom campuses.
  2. Students who have never received NSFAS funding must apply online.
  3. All new applications (matriculants) must be submitted directly to NSFAS online.
What does this mean for current students?
  1. CUT will not administer the NSFAS financial aid scheme on campuses.
  2. All students who have signed their Loan Agreement Forms (LAF) or Schedule of Particulars (SOP) for and are currently receiving NSFAS funding must update their information online and confirm that they are on the system.
  3. Log onto www.nsfas.org.za and create the MyNSFAS account to verify your details.
What does the mean for students who were previously funded but not in ? All students who were previously funded by NSFAS and are not funded in must apply online. Already submitted NSFAS Application Form to a University or TVET college?
  1. Matriculants who have already submitted their NSFAS applications before 01 August to any university or TVET college must not reapply. The institution will send your application directly to NSFAS Head Office.
  2. Log onto www.nsfas.org.za and create the MyNSFAS account to verify your details.
Funding will be granted provided the funded student meets the NSFAS academic requirements Opening and Closing dates
Grade 12 and past matriculants 01 August – 30 November
  • Currently funded students
  • Students who were not previously funded or not funded in
01 September – 30 November
Submissions From Monday, 01 August , all paper applications forms can be sent to NSFAS Head Office in Cape Town Application Forms Apply online: www.nsfas.org.za | E-mail: apply@nsfas.org.za | Fax: 086 644 2822 Postal: The Online Applications, NSFAS Loans & Bursaries Department, Private Bag X4, Plumstead, 7801 Contact For further details, applicants can contact NSFAS Offices, tel: 0860 067 327 (sharecall) | www.nsfas.org.za

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Bloemfontein Campus Loans Mrs K Wilbraham | E-mail:
kwilbrah@cut.ac.za Mr M Klassen | E-mail: mklassen@cut.ac.za Bursaries Mrs L Scwebu | E-mail: lscwebu@cut.ac.za Student Accounts (balances, quotations, results) Ms A Moleme | E-mail: amoleme@cut.ac.za Ms M van Wyk | E-mail: mvwyk@cut.ac.za Ms S Shoroma  | E-mail: pkulan@cut.ac.za Mr M Klassen | E-mail: mklassen@cut.ac.za Ms N Bogatsu | E-mail: nbogatsu@cut.ac.za Bank deposits (Banking Details) Ms B Beckman | E-mail: bbeckmann@cut.ac.za Switchboard tel: +27(0)51 507 3911 Welkom Campus Bursaries and Loans Mrs E Taka | Tel: +27(0)57 910 3663 | E-mail: etaka@cut.ac.za Ms N Leteane | Tel: +27(0)57 910 3661 | E-mail: nleteane@cut.ac.za

Details Of Central University of Technology Bursaries 201 Central University of Technology Bursaries : BURSARIES: A bursary is a form of financial assistance given to a student for further study or training. Bursaries may differ in terms of amount of money and duration. Students are selected according to various criteria set by donors, which could include academic merit and… Read More »

Details Of Tshwane University of Technology Bursaries

Academic Merit Bursaries from the University Merit Bursaries are allocated to a range of students from first time entering students to undergraduate students. Its intention is to attract and retain quality students through the rewarding of prior or current performance excellence of academic and non-academic nature. Academic Merit Bursary for New Entrant First-year Students
  1. These bursaries are made available to newcomer students who enrol for a National Diploma or BTech at the University for the first time after Grade 12.
  2. Only South African citizens may apply for these bursaries.
  3. Students who enrol for special courses, short learning programs and Foundation programs do not qualify for these bursaries.
  4. A student only qualifies for the bursary if he/ she register for all the modules of a specific course.
  5. Students who have studied at other Universities and students who have already studied at the University and who are undergraduate students again, do not qualify for these bursaries
  6. Eligibility is determined by the average percentage of the rating score obtained on the Grade 12 certificate. Only the six subjects with the highest rating shall be taken into consideration (excluding Life Orientation)
Only the six (6) subjects with the highest rating will be taken into consideration.

 RATING CODE

 AVERAGE %

7

85

6

75

5

65

4

55

3

45

Criteria and the value of the bursaries subject to annual adjustment by FAC:

CRITERIA

VALUE OF BURSARY

All Courses

7 and more subjects with an average rating score of 7

Determined annually

6 and more subjects with an average rating score of 7

Determined annually

6 and more subjects with an average rating score of 6

Determined annually

6 and more subjects with an average rating score of 5

Determined annually

 Academic  Merit Bursary for Undergraduate Returning Students
  1. These bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students who are enrolled for National Diplomas and B Tech degrees at the University.
  2. Students who have been enrolled at other institutions previously could qualify as well provided that they have obtained recognition for the subjects at the University.
  3. Only South African citizens qualify for these bursaries.
  4. Students who are enrolled for special courses, short learning programs or Foundation courses do not qualify for these bursaries.
  5. Bursaries are awarded for prior academic performance provided the student registers again at the University for an Undergraduate Qualification.
  6. The average percentage is calculated according to the November results.
  7. Students will only qualify if their SAPSE Credit (combined subject credits) is equal or higher than 0,85 in their previous year of study.
Criteria and the value of the bursaries subject to annual adjustment by the FAC:
 CRITERIA VALUE OF BURSARY (ALL COURSES)
 > 85% To be determined annually
 75% TO 84% To be determined annually
 70% TO 74% To be determined annually
 < 70% 0
Merit Bursaries for Non-Academic Performance – Tshwane University of Technology Bursaries Sport bursaries It is the aim of these bursaries to recruit and retain students who have shown exceptional sporting achievement. These bursaries are awarded to students who can prove that they have been selected and participated on national or provincial level. Funding allocated by Directorate of Sports Development annually. Leadership bursaries These bursaries are allocated to not only recruit students who have proved leadership abilities, but have also shown leadership skills in the Student Life & Governance Directorate. Special Talent bursaries These bursaries are awarded to students who do not meet the prescribed academic requirements for a bursary, but who have3 special talents, for example, for drawing, painting, singing or dancing. External Bursaries from various sources (Government & Private Sectors) – Tshwane University of Technology Bursaries Introduction This funding refers to bursaries that are allocated in consultation with Financial Aid or independently by an internal or external donor to University students who comply with a set of eligibility criteria as set by the donor.  This can include bursaries allocated by the Private, Corporate and Government Sectors. Eligibility of Funding Eligibility is tested solely by the specific donor. Administration of Funding The allocation of awards to externally funded students must be done in accordance with the requirements specified by the donor.  The role of Financial Aid is to:
  1. manage, account and allocate all funding received on behalf of the students by the University;
  2. when requested provide donors with annual reports on funding allocated and study records of recipients;
  3. if required provide information for annual audits on allocated funds;
  4. when requested facilitate contact with donors and provide facilities for donor visits;
  5. when requested provide selection support to donors in terms of distributing information to students, setting up interviews and pre-screening applicants;
  6. maintain records and a database of donor information;
  7. keep close contact with existing donors and identify potential new donors;
  8. annually report to the Financial Aid Committee on funding allocated.
External donors are required to provide pledge letters to Financial Aid indicating their commitment to support the relevant students.   NSFAS Application Process – Tshwane University of Technology Bursaries
 

Details Of Tshwane University of Technology Bursaries Academic Merit Bursaries from the University Merit Bursaries are allocated to a range of students from first time entering students to undergraduate students. Its intention is to attract and retain quality students through the rewarding of prior or current performance excellence of academic and non-academic nature. Academic Merit Bursary for New Entrant… Read More »

Details Of  Vaal University of Technology Bursaries

Information on loans and bursaries Vaal University of Technology Bursaries : VUT’s Financial Aid Office strives to assist prospective and current Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with information on available sources of funding for their studies. Financial assistance is made available to as many students as possible to the financial burden on students and their families, while providing students an opportunity to access tertiary education. NSFAS Application Procedure
First year students must apply for the university admission. – NSFAS applications will be done online, apply on NSFAS website (nsfas.org.za/apply). Supporting documents must be submitted directly to NSFAS or at the Financial Aid Office. The NSFAS online application website will be functional from the 1st August and the closing date is the 30th November . – Students must register first online and then apply for NSFAS funding. (Please make sure you complete the on-line application process). If you encounter any challenges, please approach the Financial Aid Officials for assistance. – Please make sure that you submit all the required documents (verify with the NSFAS checklist as a guideline – nsfas.org.za/checklist). – Please submit the correct information, if you provide any incorrect information on the application you will be disqualified and you will forfeit the study loan. – If your application is approved, the Financial Aid Office will inform you via sms and/or the university e-mail). – You will be invited to sign the on-line contract form, please make sure you sign the online contract forms. Follow the link to sign online (Add the link …) – Failure to sign the online contract (LAF) after your registration, your allowances will not be processed and the tuition fees will not be paid. You will forfeit your NSFAS allocation. – Students must adhere to the application closing dates.

Details Of  Vaal University of Technology Bursaries Information on loans and bursaries Vaal University of Technology Bursaries : VUT’s Financial Aid Office strives to assist prospective and current Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with information on available sources of funding for their studies. Financial assistance is made available to as many students as possible to the financial burden on… Read More »

Nsfas Unisa

Nsfas Unisa

Nsfas Unisa loans and bursaries

Nsfas NUnisa : National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a statutory body, funded primarily by the South African National Department of Education and Training, which provides study loans to academically able but financially needy students who wish to study at one of South Africa’s public institutions of higher education.    

What is a NSFAS loan?

A NSFAS loan is an award that a student can receive from NSFAS upon applying and qualifying for such loan. This loan has to be repaid with interest (interest of each year is linked to the national inflation rate). A maximum award size is determined for each year by NSFAS. A portion of this award can be converted into a bursary based on academic performance. The size of this bursary is determined by the number of courses which the student has passed. A 100% pass rate will result in a 40% bursary rebate on this NSFAS loan.

NSFAS Loan Criteria:

  • Only South African students studying at public South African Higher Education Institutions;
  • Undergraduate student studying towards a first higher education qualification;
  • Studying for a postgraduate course which is a requirement to practice his/her chosen profession (e.g. Post-graduate Certificate in Education);
  • Any postgraduate degree except, MBA, MBL, DBA or DBL;
  • Student must be able to demonstrate potential for academic success and that he/she is financially needy;
  • Application form has to be fully and correctly completed;
  • All required documentation need to be submitted upon application;
  • Must apply before the closing date as published on the NSFAS webpage www.nsfas.org.za

What is a NSFAS bursary?

A variety of NSFAS bursaries exist, each with its own criteria. A NSFAS bursary is an award that a student receives upon application for such funding. This bursary award does not have to be repaid, if the student however does not wish to adhere to the bursary conditions such bursary is reverted to a loan. This loan will have to be repaid with interest. Please visit the undergraduate bursary page for individual bursary criteria.

NSFAS Post-graduate Loan

This loan has been made available to students studying towards a post-graduate qualification. Students who are financially needy and who are progressing academically can apply for this funding. Closing date for applications: End of September every year. Please visit www.nsfas.org.za for application.

Nsfas Unisa Nsfas Unisa loans and bursaries Nsfas NUnisa : National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a statutory body, funded primarily by the South African National Department of Education and Training, which provides study loans to academically able but financially needy students who wish to study at one of South Africa’s public institutions of higher education.  … Read More »