Undergraduate Bursaries & Loans
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We support prospective and c​urrent students who want to apply for financial aid. 
We enable​ sustainable access through excellent client service.​ 

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Coronavirus Update:

Attention Undergraduate Student,

 Stellenbosch University (SU) is closely monitoring the developments surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. In an effort to limit personal contact and protect all parties, the Centre for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans located on the Stellenbosch Campus, Administration A Building, is preferably not receiving walk-in clients. For general undergraduate funding matters, please write to info@sun.ac.za.

Notice from ICBC​​​​

Please read the latest update from the Institutional Committee for Business Continuity (ICBC): Immediate steps to curb​ spread of CO​VID-19

Due to the increased number of covid-19 infections, we will only allow students who have made a booking through the Admin A Building Booking System to enter the CUBL. PLEASE MAKE A BOOKING HERE.  ​

Please schedule a virtual meeting through MS TEAMS, as this is the preferred mode of communication. Calls to our center will be answered by our Contact and Client Services, who can be reached at 021 808 9111.

Financial Support:

Registration Webinar
Please watch this video to familiarise yourselves with the different financial aid options offered by our centre​​https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zFnnYk7MAmY&feature=youtu.be


Allocation of financial assistance (bursaries and loans) for 2021

Due to the extension of our academic year until the 6th of February 2021, the academic results of a significant number of our students will only be available after this date. The Centre for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans are currently busy to ensure that all applications are complete and verified in terms of the financial information provided by applicants.

​Activity in the allocation processTimeline 2021
​Verification of applications and academic results​1 March
​Communication on the outcome of your application​14 May
​Activation of bursaries/loans on your student fees account*​21 May
​Last day for the payment of at least 75% of study fees​31 May

*Important note: All our institutional and internal bursaries will be activated and paid into the successful students’ fee accounts before the last day for the payment of at least 75% of study fees.

The process forward

All students from families with a gross household income of less than R350 000 per year, qualify for a NSFAS-Bursary that cover their full cost which include (tuition, residence, allowances for meals, personal care and learning material). Students living with their parents, qualify for a living and transport allowance.

All the applications that we received will be verified in terms of financial information and academic results until the 1st of March 2021. 

In addition, we will share your information with potential donors of various other bursary funds. The outcome of this extensive allocation process will be communicated to all applicants by the 14th of May 2021.

If you were a successful candidate, the bursary or bursaries/loan that you may qualified for, will be activated and paid into your student fee account by the 21st of May 2021, before the last day for the payment of at least 75% of your study fees on the 31st of May 2021.

Nominations to external funders are done throughout the course of the year and therefore you may qualify for funds at any point in the year.


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Contact details

Stellenbosch Campus

​Phone: +27 21 808 9111

Address: Admin A, Ryneveldt Street, Stellenbosch
Phone: +27 21 808 9111
Email: info@sun.ac.za
Monday - Friday 8:00-16:30​​

Tygerberg Campus

Phone: 021 938 9129
Address: Kliniese Building, Francie van Zijl, Tygerberg
Phone: +27 21 808 9111
Email: info@sun.ac.za
Monday - Friday 8:00-16:30

Enquiries and consultation hours during the current Covid-19 pandemic: work-from-home arrangement

Enquiries Office

Skype calls:
08:00 - 16:30

NSFAS enquiries: nsfas@sun.ac.za 

SU enquiries: sunfinaid@sun.ac.za 

E-application enquiries​ and documentation: 

Bursary Coordinators

TEAMS Consultation hours:

09:30 - 12:30 
13:45 - 15:00

Bookings made through the
Admin A Booking System

Skype calls:

9:30 to 12:30

Note the following
All skype calls will have to be made via our Centre for Client Services (021 808 9111)

This ensures that our Centre for Client Service assist with the first layer of general enquiries on bursaries and loans.

TEAMS-consultations (maximum of 10 minutes per enquiry) will be scheduled by the relevant Bursary Officer after receipt of an email by the student to explain the context of the enquiry.