Bursaries Scholarships

UKZN Student Funding: Bursaries, Loans and Scholarships 2021

Hi, are you a student at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and finding it hard to pay your tuition fees? Then UKZN Student Funding that includes both UKZN 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 UKZN Student Funding bursaries, and the Student Loan.

UKZN Student Funding

UKZN Student Funding: Bursaries 2021

National Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS): NSFAS is a government entity under the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology established according to the NSFAS Act (Act 56 of 1999) to provide financial support to disadvantaged students who wish to further their studies at public universities or TVET colleges.


How and where to apply To NSFAS

Go to the NSFAS website to register and proceed to complete your online application:

The NSFAS contact details are outlined below should you require assistance or visit your closest tertiary institution’s Financial Aid Office for further assistance.


Toll-free Number: 0860 0067 327

Email: Info@NSFAS.org.za

HCI Foundation Bursary: The HCI Foundation offers bursaries for Honours and Postgraduate Diplomas.

South African citizens, refugees and asylum seekers who fulfil the following criteria:

  • Current HCI Foundation bursary recipients who are still studying at their respective institutions throughout South Africa.
  • New applicants at the level of Honours and Postgraduate Diploma who will be studying at the selected institutions.
  • Studying at a public university.
  • With a gross family income of less than R37 500 per month.
  • Age 35 years or under on 30 November 2020.

NB: We do not fund part-time, distance-learning or students studying at TVET colleges.

The link to apply: Click here

Closing date:  30 November 2020

(The system will close for applications at midnight on 30 November 2020)

UKZN 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.

UKZN Student Funding: Scholarships 2021

National Research Foundation (NRF) Scholarship:

The 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, masters and doctoral funding must be 28, 30 and 32 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 Call documents are available on this page: Here

Best Wishes from Demzyportal.com Team.

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