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UP Student Funding: Bursaries, Loan and Scholarships 2021

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

UP Student Funding

UP Student Funding: Bursaries 2021

Below are some bursaries available for UP students:


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.

NSFAS Application Info 

Appication Opening date: 01 August, 2020.


Application closing date: 30 November, 2020

Application website: www.nsfas.org.za/

Contact information: Tel: 0860 067 327

UP Sport Bursary: Sport bursaries are available to sports achievers who obtained at least provincial colours in a specific range of sports during offered by UP, during their Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 year, and who will continue to actively participate in their sport for a UP club while studying at the University of Pretoria. 


The bursary is only available to South African citizens, who are full time bona fide students of the University of Pretoria.
Successful applicants are required to sign a contract for the year in which the bursary is awarded.
Bursaries are awarded for one sport code per athlete

Sport Bursaries Info

Applications opening dates: 1 June 2020

Appliaction Closing Dates: 31 August, 2020.

Application website: www.up.ac.za/sport

Contact information: Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6060

UP Support Bursaries: A limited number of bursaries are made available annually that were donated by extern

al donors and placed under the management of UP. The bursaries are available to students who register for full-time study and who are financially needy and/or academically deserving. Students who are South African citizens or hold permanent residency in South Africa, may be considered for these bursaries.

Up Support Bursaries Info

Applications open: 1 September, 2020

Applications close: 31 July 2021

Application website: www.up.ac.za/feesfunding

Contact information: Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3111

 The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme (Teaching): The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme Info

Applications open: 01  October, 2020

Applications close: 30 October, 2020 for returning students. 15 December 2020, for new students

How to apply

You need to apply for admission to a teaching Qualification (BEd or PGCE) or a Bachelors degree (e.g BCom, BSc, BA) with at least one major course in a priority area and commit to follow this on with a PGCE teaching qualification. Once you gained admission at a University, you are required to apply for the bursary via www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za
Note: Keep your UP student number as well as SA ID number, handy when applying.

UP Student Funding: Loans 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

UP Student Funding: Scholarships 2021

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Programme: Citizens from African countries  who are first time applicants at UP as first year students

  • Study fields: Engineering, BCom – Accounting Sciences, BCom – Financial Sciences, BCom – Economics, BCom – Informatics, BCom – Agribusiness Management, BScAgric – Food Science and Technology, BScAgric – Agricultural Economics / Agribusiness Management, BScAgric – Animal Science, BScAgric – Plant Pathology, BScAgric – Applied Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Very specific criteria for eligibility exist so please get details from website.

Applications open: 1 May, 2020

Applications close: 15 September, 2020

Application website:  www.up.ac.za (International Students)

Contact information: mcfsp@up.ac.za

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