UniZulu Student Funding: Bursaries, Loan and Scholarships 2021

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

UniZulu Student Funding: Bursaries

UniZulu Student Funding – Bursaries 2021

Below are some bursaries available for Unizulu students:


National Student Financial Aid Scheme: 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. Download Guide here.

CSIR bursary programme: The CSIR bursary programme financially supports full-time, unemployed students in obtaining qualifications in areas that are deemed a priority by the CSIR. for more information and how to apply, visit Here.

Unizulu Student Funding – Scholarships 2021

Below are some Scholarships available for Unizulu Postgraduate students:


NRF Postgraduate Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2021: 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 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: https://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 adhere to the internal closing date as these applications need to be reviewed before it is submitted to the NRF, However, there will be no application accepted after the internal closing date.
Institutional closing dates
Honours Applications: 8 November 2020
Masters Applications: 03 July 2020
Doctoral Applications: 03 July 2020
Masters and Doctoral Extension Support Applications: 10 July 2020
Doctoral Abroad (Nuffic) Applications Split – Site: 03 July 2020
Doctoral Abroad (Nuffic) Applications Single – Site: 15 May 2020

Below are some Documents and Files that will help you with the NRF Scholarships:

Merit Scholarship: Matric merit focusses on first year matric students that performed at achievement levels of between 7
and 5. The University funds them fully from registration, and continue to fund them if they continue to pass and drop no modules during the course of their studies.
Senior students merits are sourced through ICT, looking at top performers last year or year last registered on campus. We focus on distinction and first class students that do not fail any module, undergraduate academic programme, and doing the full number of modules in any particular year.
Awarding in subsequent years is dependent on similar performance.

Unizulu 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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