On the strength of a
needs assessment done in 2011, it clearly appears that several
departments, divisions and centres of Stellenbosch University (SU) make
funds available for supporting the co-curricular development of
students. Mostly, these funds are made available and utilised for the
Students' attendance of and
participation in national and international conferences falling outside
the formal academic offering.
Support of student
initiatives on campus additional to the day-to-day activities of student
structures for which there are existing budgets.
of Student Representative Council (SRc) initiatives linked to the
above-mentioned, but also initiatives related to national and
international co-curricular activities that are preferably not annual or
Funds are limited; therefore,
available money must be managed, utilised and allocated responsibly so
that it can have a greater and better effect on the student community of
Therefore, it has been decided to establish a central
fund in which existing SU funds can be pooled. The outcome of this fund
will be that:
more students are supported and that a greater and better effect is ensured;
criteria are set according to which applications are assessed;
the application and utilisation of the funds by students are assessed by reporting and similar ways of feedback.
Based on this, it has been decided to establish the Stellenbosch University Co-curricular Support Fund (SUCSF).
Students who wish to apply for funding, should consult these documents: