UMP Student Funding: Bursaries, Loan and Scholarships 2021

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

UMP Student Funding

University of Mpumalanga (UMP) registered students have the opportunity to apply for various bursaries to enable them to study at the University. All categories of University student funds, which include scholarships, bursaries and loans, are administered and managed by the Student Financial Aid team, which ensures their efficient disbursement to students.


UMP Student Funding: Bursaries 2021

Below are some bursaries available for UMP students:

National Student 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.

General Enquiries: +27 (0) 860 067 327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za
Apply online at: http://www.nsfas.org.za


Important NSFAS Links

Statement by Higher Education
NSFAS Guidelines
Disability Assessment Questionnaire
Vulnerable Child Declaration Consent Form
Funza Lushaka bursary: The Funza Lushaka Bursary is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification.
For a full description of the Funza Lushaka Priorities offered by DBE and to apply, please visit the website at:

DSI CSIR Interbursary Support Programme: this burasry is Available to the student of University Of Mpumalanga. Learn more about this Bursary here.

UMP Student Funding: Scholarships 2021

Vice- Chancellor’s Scholarship

The Vice- Chancellor’s Scholarship Programme awards special financial and developmental support for students who demonstrate exemplary levels of academic performance, who prove themselves as role a models and leaders amongst their fellow students and in their communities, and who show a high level of commitment to and passion for developing and improving the lives of those in their communities.

These scholarships will be awarded to entering and existing undergraduate students for the duration of their study programme. Continuation of the scholarship from one year to the next will depend on recipients maintaining their achievements and performance in the areas of academic study, student and personal leadership, and community engagement.


The scholarships are intended to cover tuition fees, accommodation and meals, textbooks, as well as a laptop. In addition recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship will participate in programmes specifically designed to enhance their leadership and personal development as well as being allocated a mentor to guide and steer them during their years of study at UMP.

UMP Student Funding: Loan 2021

Bank Loan: Various Banks In South Africa offers loans to undergraduates, Postgraduates and other qualifications.

Fundi Loan: Fundi offers student loan to fund their studies. Visit their website for more info and how to apply

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