Bursaries Scholarships

SPU Student Funding: Bursaries, Loans and Scholarships 2021

Hi, are you a student at the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) and finding it hard to pay your tuition fees? Then SPU Student Funding that includes both SPU 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 SPU Student Funding bursaries, and the Student Loan.

SPU Student Funding

SPU Student Funding: Bursaries 2021

Funza Lushaka Bursary:

Funza Lushaka is only applicable to those students that intend to enrol for the Bachelor of Education degrees. This Funder enables eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority.


For a full description of the Funza Lushaka Priorities offered by the Department of Basic Education and for further application information, visit the Funza Lushaka website here.

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS):

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:

  • Registration
  • Tuition

Allowances for:

  • Food
  • 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?

Note: 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 this form
  • 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.

For detailed guidelines on how to apply, download the How to Apply User Guide here.

Contact NSFAS via the NSFAS virtual contact centre

NSFAS Connect: www.nsfas.org.za and log into your myNSFAS account

Applications close on 30 November 2020.

Sol Plaatje 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

Sol Plaatje University Student Funding: Scholarships 2021

Babette Taute Honours Scholarships for the study of English 2021: A number of Honours scholarships of R75 000 each will be available for full time students in a one-year Honours programme. Students of any branch of English language and literature study, including applied language studies, are eligible for the scholarships.

Application forms are obtainable from the Department of English, the financial aid office at this university, or from The Babette Taute Trust, C/O Ms Naaznien Parker at Naaznien.Parker@sanlam.co.za

All correspondence should carry the subject line: “Babette Taute 2021 Application/Query: (Surname of Author)”

On behalf of the Trustees of the Babette Taute Trust, I enclose an application and information material for the Babette Taute Honours Scholarships for the study of English. A number of Honours scholarships worth R75 000 each will be offered for the 2021 academic year.

Download Babette Taute Honours Scholarship Information Brochure and Application Form

Yours sincerely
Assoc. Prof. F.F. Moolla
for the Trustees

Best Wishes from Demzyportal.com Team.

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