Undergraduate Bursaries & Loans
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Types of funding

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Stellenbosch-University-students-2-1200x340.jpg​​

Stellenbosch University Financial Aid


                                                                                                                               5.png

                                                                                                                             HAVE A LOOK AT OUR 

                                                                                                                     2020 OPEN DAY PRESENTATION

Your financial circumstances should not keep you from enrolling at Stellenbosch University. Once you are admitted at the University there are several funding opportunities available to ensure you can afford to come here. Bursaries and
loans are not only awarded based on financial need but also on academic merit.​

We encourage every applicant, who has been offered conditional admission to a programme, to explore the many
funding opportunities s/he may be eligible for.
 


It is important to note that bursaries and loans also consists of external donor funding and government funding initiatives.


E-APPLICATIONS


                                                                                                                                   7.png

                                                       1. Process

 

PLEASE NOTE: Prospective students who have already received their student numbers can apply online for bursaries and loans.

Please visit our Maties Website http://www.sun.ac.za/english/maties/bursaries-loans/how-do-i-apply
to apply for SU managed financial aid.


                                                                                                                                    8.png

2. Required documents 

(only provide documents that is applicable to your household situation)


Documents RequiredDocument Description
All Students
National ID CopyID DOCUMENT
Curriculum Vitae (CV)SHORT CV
Consent FormCONSENT FORM
Application Form (If no online application)UG BURSARY APPL FORM
Student Applying for Funds with Separate Application Forms
Russel Botman BeursfondsFORM RUSSEL BOTMA
Piet Neethling Educational Trust-LoanFORM PIET NEETHLING
US LoansFORM US LOAN
Eersterivier Bursary LoanFORM EERSTERIVIER
Old Mutual LoanFORM OLD MUTUAL
Dippenaar Family TrustFORM DIPPENAAR FAMILY
DW AckermannFORM DW ACKERMANN
Doris CrossleyFORM DORIS CROSSLEY
PSG Bursary LoanFORM PSG
J Mouton Bursary LoanFORM J MOUTON
Bloemhof BursaryFORM BLOEMHOF
Vlakte BursaryFORM VLAKTE
Sheila BrandFORM SHEILA BRAND
Du Toit Hugenote BeursFORM HUGENOTE
Students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are still alive
National ID copiesID DOCUMENT FATHER
ID DOCUMENT MOTHER
ID DOCUMENT GUARDIAN 1
ID DOCUMENT GUARDIAN 2
Estranged Parents
Affidavit confirming the estrangement of the parent(s).AFFIDAVIT OF ESTRANGEMENT

Either one of the below documents can be provided for each parent:

  • Salary Advice.
  • Affidavit of Unemployment.
  • Affidavit of Informal Income.
  • Certificate or Affidavit of Unemployment.
  • Latest Audited Statements.
  • Tax Assessment.

Proof of SASSA.


  • Proof of income- Father
  • Proof of income- Mother


  • Proof of Income- Guardian 1
  • Proof of Income- Guardian 2


  • Proof of no income


  • Proof of SASSA - Mother
  • Proof of SASSA - Father


  • Proof of SASSA - Guardian 1
  • Proof of SASSA - Guardian 2
Students with deceased parent(s)
Death certificate(s)DEATH CERTIFICATE FATHER
DEATH CERTIFICATE MOTHER
Divorced or Separated Parents
Divorce SettlementDIVORCE DECREE
PROOF OF PARENT SEPARATION
Maintenance AgreementMAINTENANCE AGREEMENT
Co-dependents
Proof of Registration at UniversityPROOF OF REG SIBLING 1
PROOF OF REG SIBLING 2
PROOF OF REG SIBLING 3
SASSA Recipient
Proof of SASSA.STUDENT PROOF OF SASSA
Disabled Applicant
Medical certificate and Proof of SASSA Disability grant.MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
STUDENT PROOF OF SASSA DISABILITY
Late Application
Proof of Admittance by faculty dean after 11 October.PROOF LATE ADMISSION​


Please use the format below when sending documents to BLinfo@sun.ac.za

o             File name must be “Student Number_Document Description" (e.g 12345678_UG BURSARY APPL FORM)

o             The email subject must be the student number ONLY! (eg. 12345678)


All students must complete an online application before sending applicable documentation.


6.png

 3. External Funding Application Forms​

Please visit our online Forms & Resources Page for o​​nline External Funders Application forms.​​



​BURSARIES AWARDED AND BURSARY LOANS GRANTED BASED ON NEED​


Virtually all bursaries and bursary loans administered by the Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans Division are allocated based on financial need. I​n order to qualify for financial support of any nature, a prospective student must display the potential to study successfully (i.e. gain admission to a study programme at the University). A continuing student must meet with the academic requirements as specified by the type of financial aid they have received during their studies at SU.

In these instances, the National Student Financial Aid (NSFAS) means test ​is used to determine applicants' relative need.

 

BURSARIES AWARDED AND BURSARY GRANTED BASED ON ACADEMIC MERIT​


Besides need-based bursaries, we also offer merit based bursaries ​based on year to year academic performance. In addition to this, we also have the Recruitment Bursary to attract top Black, Coloured and Indian students.
 

BURSARIES AWARDED BY EXTERNAL DONORS​


Stellenbosch University receives external donor funding earmarked for bursaries and loans. Bursaries and loans are awarded to both prospective and continuing students based on specific donor requirements and conditions.​

 

BURSARIES AWARDED BY GOVERNMENT​


NSFAS

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government initiative focused on providing financial assistance to the poor and missing middle financial needy students.

For the next 5 years starting in 2018, NSFAS will also be responsible to administer the government's introduction of “fully subsidized free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans".

Click here for more information on NSFAS funding ​

 

ISFAP

The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) is government initiative to provide financial assistance to very poor, poor and “missing middle" students in scares skills programmes.

Click here for more information on ISFAP funding​ 

​​

dg7izeijn0v3ekmipwgi.jpg