At Stellenbosch University (SU) we believe that no student should be burdened with the stress of food insecurity and for this reason the University has implemented long-term and sustainable food security programmes that can be accessed by all students. Students who are facing food insecurity can apply for assessment for eligibility for food assistance via the appropriate University channels. To streamline the application process, we have set our guidelines according to the following categories:
Students who receive a bursary or financial assistance
Students who do not receive financial support
Food emergencies for students who need immediate relief
Food Security is a dynamic process and services may change. This page contains the latest information.
STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE A BURSARY OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
Student who receive funding from NSFAS have food allowances. The allowance is converted into a quarterly capped meal quota and monthly cash food allowance , allowing for three meals per day for the full academic year. This process is regulated by NSFAS.
In emergency situations, students who receive private bursaries or sponsorships can apply to be considered eligible for food support from SU. Food assistance may take the form of a meal quota or funds paid into a student bank account, usually in the form of a once-off allocation.
Request for an emergency food allowance can be directed to the Centre for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans. A holistic assessment of the student's financial needs will be undertaken.
For more information contact
Missing middle students with partial funding
Students who receive loans or bursaries from SU and who do not receive a food allowance in their financial aid package can apply for emergency support from SU.
Application process: Request for an emergency food allowance can be directed to
supportUS@sun.ac.za. A holistic assessment of the student's financial needs will be undertaken.
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Students who do not receive formal financial support and are
funded by self, parents or guardians, etc., or have an application for funds pending, can request emergency support from SU. Request for an assessment for eligibility for food allowance can be directed to
supportUS@sun.ac.za. A holistic assessment of the student's financial situation will be undertaken.
Requests for an assessment for eligibility for a food allowance in emergencies can be directed to
an assessment for eligibility for a food allowance in emergencies can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Postgraduate students who receive funding from the National Research Foundation, departmental bursaries and/or donor funding can also direct request for
an assessment for eligibility for food allowances to the above mentioned email.
In emergency cases that do not fall into the categories above, please contact email@example.com / 084 030 0120.
TYGERBERG CAMPUS – FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Centre for Student Counselling and Development
During office hours:
Room 3035, Second Floor, TSS
021 938 9590
Tygerberg Pantry Project (TPP)
The TPP are a group of students and staff who volunteer to raise donations in the form of non-perishable food and toiletries to assist Tygerberg students with food and toiletry insecurity.
Office for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans
During office hours:
Students who are partially funded may contact the Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans Office, situated in Room 1043, Clinical building. The office performs an assessment of the student’s financial needs considering the NSFAS means test, financial information provided by the student on the SU system or elsewhere and the student’s funding profile. This office will make a recommendation to the relevant support structure at Tygerberg Campus who in turn will determine the amount / allocation of food allowance that can be provided to the student.
021 938 9458 /
021 938 9129 /
021 808 3896 / firstname.lastname@example.org