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All University Funding Contacts: Student Aid in South Africa Now

University Funding Contacts. There are different types of financial aid for studies. Bursaries or scholarships are funding for deserving students, either to encourage them in a specific field or to reward them for achievements in academics, sports or leadership.

University Funding Contacts: How to Find Financial Aid

Use these University Funding Contacts to investigate financial support for your studies.

You don’t need to repay a bursary unless you drop out before you finish your studies, and some bursary donors may require you to work at their company after you’ve graduated. If you don’t get any bursaries, you can take out a student loan. These have to be repaid, with interest, once you complete your studies.

You can apply for loans or bursaries from the government, universities, private companies and banks.

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Government Funding for Students: University Funding Contacts

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offers financial aid to students who show academic potential, but who don’t have access to any other loans or bursaries. Although you will need to repay the loan, a big portion may be converted into a non-repayable bursary if your marks are good enough. The NSFAS is funded by the South African government and is available to students of TVET colleges and public universities.

The NSFAS also administers certain government bursaries, such as the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme for prospective public school teachers, and the Department of Social Development bursaries for social work students.

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Use These University Funding Contacts

You can find more information about student bursaries by using the University Funding Contacts listed below.

Universities Offering Financial Aid

Each university has a financial aid office that assists students with loan and bursary applications. This should be your first stop for any financial aid, including university funding, NSFAS loans and external bursaries.

1. Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2. Durban University of Technology

3. Mangosuthu University of Technology  

4. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Funding Contacts

5. North West University Funding Contacts

Potchefstroom campus:

Vaal Triangle campus: 

Mafikeng campus:

5. Rhodes University Funding Contacts

6. Sol Plaatjie University Funding Contacts

  • Financial aid: Apply directly on the NSFAS and Fundza Lushaka websites.
  • Phone number: +27 (0)53 491 0000 (Switchboard)

7. Stellenbosch University Funding Contacts

8. Tswane University of Technology

9. University of Cape Town

10. University of Fort Hare

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11. University of Johannesburg

12. University of KwaZulu-Natal

13. University of Limpopo

14. University of Mpumulanga

  • Financial aid: Apply directly on the NSFAS and Fundza Lushaka websites.
  • Phone number: +27 (0)13 002 0001 (Switchboard) +27 (0)13 002 0052/09 (Financial aid)

15. University of Pretoria

16. University of South Africa

17 University of the Free State

  • Financial aid:
  • Phone numbers: +27 (0)51 401 9111 (General enquiries, Bloemfontein campus) +27 (0)58 718 5000 (General enquiries, Qwaqwa campus) +27 (0)51 401 7175 / 9359 / 2103 (Financial aid)

18. Walter Sisulu University Funding Contacts

19. University of Venda

20. University of the Western Cape

21. University of Witwatersrand (Wits University) Funding Contacts

22. University of Zululand

  • Financial aid:
  • Phone numbers: +27 (0)35 902 6000 (Switchboard, main campus) +27 (0)35 902 6006 (Switchboard, Richards Bay campus) +27 (0)35 902 6307 (Financial aid)
  • Closing dates for funding applications: Contact the financial aid office.

23. Vaal University of Technology

  • Financial aid:
  • Phone numbers: +27(0)16 950 9000 (General enquiries, Vanderbijl campus) +27(0)11 929 7400 (General enquiries, Ekurhuleni campus) +27(0)17 631 1990 (General enquiries, Secunda campus) +27(0)54 332 3304 (General enquiries, Upington campus)
  • Closing dates for funding applications: Contact the university.

Best of luck with these University Funding Contacts!!!

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