Stellenbosch University Financial Aid
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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.
The following categories do not qualify for financial support:
• Special students admitted to course
• Students studying second B-degree and
• Students who are not RSA citizens
PLEASE NOTE: Prospective students who have already received their student numbers can apply online for bursaries and loans.
2. Required documents
(only provide documents that is applicable to your household situation)
|Documents Required||Document Description|
|National ID Copy||ID DOCUMENT|
|Curriculum Vitae (CV)||SHORT CV|
|Consent Form||CONSENT FORM|
|Application Form (If no online application)||UG BURSARY APPL FORM|
|Student Applying for Funds with Separate Application Forms|||
|Russel Botman Beursfonds||FORM RUSSEL BOTMA |
|Piet Neethling Educational Trust-Loan||FORM PIET NEETHLING|
|Eersterivier Bursary Loan||FORM EERSTERIVIER|
|Old Mutual Loan||FORM OLD MUTUAL|
|Dippenaar Family Trust||FORM DIPPENAAR FAMILY|
|DW Ackermann||FORM DW ACKERMANN|
|Doris Crossley||FORM DORIS CROSSLEY|
|Vlakte Bursary||FORM VLAKTE|
|Du Toit Hugenote Beurs||FORM HUGENOTE|
|Students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are still alive|||
|National ID copies||ID DOCUMENT FATHER|
|||ID DOCUMENT MOTHER|
|||ID DOCUMENT GUARDIAN 1|
|||ID DOCUMENT GUARDIAN 2|
|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 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 Settlement||DIVORCE DECREE|
|||PROOF OF PARENT SEPARATION|
|Maintenance Agreement||MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT|
|Proof of Registration at University||PROOF OF REG SIBLING 1|
|||PROOF OF REG SIBLING 2|
|||PROOF OF REG SIBLING 3|
|Proof of SASSA.||STUDENT PROOF OF SASSA|
|Medical certificate and Proof of SASSA Disability grant.||MEDICAL CERTIFICATE|
|||STUDENT PROOF OF SASSA DISABILITY|
|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.
3. External Funding Application Forms
Please visit our online Forms & Resources Page for online 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. In 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|
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
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.