Hi, are you a student at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University(SMU) and finding it hard to pay your tuition fees? Then SMU Student Funding that includes both SMU Bursaries and Loan is here to assist you financially.
In this article, you will explore so many kinds of student funding including undergraduate, postgraduate, Masters, Doctorate SMU Student Funding bursaries, and the Student Loan.
SMU Student Funding: Bursaries 2021
DSI CSIR Inter-bursary Support Programme: The CSIR and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) are pleased to announce the DSI CSIR Inter-bursary Support Programme (IBS) call for applications.
HCI Foundation Online Bursary Application Year 2021: This bursary is available to Postgraduates Diploma Courses student, check banner Below:
National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS): The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a public entity reporting to the Department of Higher Education and Training. NSFAS provides financial assistance in the form of a study bursary to qualifying students who wish to study or are already studying at TVET colleges and public universities.
WHAT DOES THE NSFAS BURSARY COVER?
Applicants who are approved for NSFAS funding are covered for the following:
- Accommodation or transport
- Learning material
- Personal care
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE BURSARY?
You qualify for a NSFAS bursary if you are a South African citizen who plans to study in 2021 or you are already studying at a public university or TVET college and you meet the following requirements:
- SASSA grant recipients or
- Your combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year or
- Person with a disability with a combined household income of not more than R600 000 per year or
- Student who begun their university studies before 2018 and their household income is not more than R122 000 per year
WHAT IS REQUIRED DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
NSFAS may need more information from you to process your application, check what supporting documents are required and ensure that you have all the relevant information.
You will need the following to complete your NSFAS application:
- Your own cellphone number and email address
- Copy of your ID or birth certificate
- ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse
- Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable)
- Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income
- If you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required
- Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form, click here to download
- An applicant who is recognised as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form, click here to download.
HOW AND WHERE TO APPLY
You can apply online using a cellphone, tablet or computer. Follow these simple steps to apply:
Step 1: Go to www.nsfas.org.za and click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab
Step 2: Create a myNSFAS account
Step 3: Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and answer the questions on the screen
Step 4: Upload the required supporting documents then click on ‘submit’
After you click on ‘submit’, your application reference number will appear on the screen. The reference number will also be sent to the cellphone number and email address you provided.
CONTACT NSFAS VIA THE NSFAS VIRTUAL CONTACT CENTRE
APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 30, 2020
APPLY NOW AND UNLOCK YOUR FUTURE TODAY.
South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC): The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) aims to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of our country through research, development and technology transfer. SMU has had a close professional relationship with MRC through various research capacity development initiatives and various call funds. The scope of the SAMRC’s research includes basic laboratory investigations, clinical research and public health studies. Research at the SAMRC focuses on the ten highest causes of mortality in South Africa and includes TB, HIV, chronic diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s health.
Various funding opportunities are available through the MRC, kindly click here to download the funding Guide. For more information contact the Grants Admin Officer [email protected] or 012 521 3956/3359
National Research Council: SMU is one of the universities receiving funding from National Research Foundation which aims to promote and support research utilizing various instruments. Various funding opportunities are available through the NRF, kindly click here to download the funding Schedule. For more information contact the Grants Admin Officer: [email protected] or 012 521 3956/3359.
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Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Student Funding: Loans 2021
Bank Loan: Various Banks In South Africa offer loans to undergraduates, Postgraduates, and other qualifications.
Fundi Loan: Fundi offers student loans to fund their studies. Visit their website for more info and how to apply
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Student Funding: Scholarships 2021
NRF Postgraduate Scholarships: DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call of new applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2021 Academic year. All continuing students who are eligible for a second or third year of funding must submit a Progress Report and not a new application.
The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%. Applicants for honours funding must be 28 years of age or younger respectively in the year of application. Successful applicants will be funded either at Full Cost Study (FCS) or Partial Cost of Study (PCS). The FCS funding will be awarded to South African citizens and permanent residents only, who are either financially needy (i.e., those whose combined household family income is less or equal to R350 000 per annum), living with a disability or exceptional academic achievers. However, the PCS funding will be awarded to 5% of international students including South African citizens and permanent residents who could not be funded under FCS but meet other minimum requirements for the NRF scholarship funding criteria.
Scholarships are intended to support honours, masters and doctoral candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
The NRF has phased out the block grant nomination process as well as the grant-holder linked modalities of funding postgraduate students in 2020. As from 2021 funding year, all the postgraduate students will be expected to apply on the NRF Online Submission System by accessing the link: nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/, no manual applications will be accepted. Universities will set their own internal cut-off dates for applications and the applicants must abide by those dates.
Please refer to the application and funding documents when completing the online application form at every step of the process.
INTERNAL CLOSING DATES:
HONOURS APPLICATIONS: 27 NOVEMBER 2020
NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
CAREFULLY READ THE ATTACHED
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