Wits University Student Funding: Bursaries And Scholarships 2021

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

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Wits University Student Funding: Bursaries 2021

Some of the bursaries available for students at Wits University are listed below:

Postgraduate Merit Award Funding: The aim of the University Postgraduate Merit Award (PMA) is to assist graduates to complete Honours, Masters or PhD degrees by research or by a combination of course work and research on both a full-time and part-time basis. No application is necessary for the Postgraduate Merit Award. Please note, the Award does not fund all courses.

PLEASE NOTE REVISED 2020 RULES (VCO) for the PG Merit Award

  • HONOURS: 70% Average in 3rd year of an Undergraduate Degree
  • MASTERS: 75% Average in Honours, 4th Year of a professional degree or PG Diploma
  • PhD: Masters submission must be done within 2 years full time and 3 years part time
  • Provisional offers will be sent to eligible students.
  • Students that do not meet this criteria will not receive any communication.
  • Please refer to the terms and conditions for more details.

Terms and Conditions.

  • Full time students that have been awarded the PMA need to fulfil duties with their schools each block.
  • Stipends forms need to filled in and submitted to the Financial Aid Office before the stipulated deadlines:
    • 1st Block – 15th March
    • 2nd block – 2nd May
    • 3rd Block – 1st August
    • 4th Block – 1st November

NRF Full Time Postgraduate Bursary:

Applying for the BAS Honours degree? Students who get 65% in major subjects may be eligible to go directly into Honours from BAS. If you are likely to be in that range, you are encouraged to apply for the NRF’s full-time Honours bursaries for fees only, using the NRF online portal.

There is also information and a link to these bursaries under the Wits Bursaries portal Here.

Wits University Scholarships 2021

Below are the list of scholarships available for undergraduate:

University Entrance Scholarship: University Entrance Scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of the NSC admission point score (APS) as follows:

  • If you achieve an APS of 51 or above (excluding Life Orientation) you will receive R42000.
  • If you achieve an APS between 48 and 50 (excluding Life Orientation) you will receive R30000
  • If you achieve an APS between 45 and 47 (excluding Life Orientation) you will receive R15000
  • If you achieve an APS between 43 and 44 (excluding Life Orientation) you will receive R10000

Conditions apply. These include:

  • The Scholarship is for a maximum of six (designated and non-designated) subjects only and excludes Life Orientation.

Remarks must be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre by 30th September.

A gap year will only be honoured for one year and students must submit an affidavit or proof of what the student did in the gap year. This must be submitted to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

Applicants writing the Cambridge A & AS-Level or International Baccalaureate Qualification, will receive a scholarship for the number of A and B symbols achieved on a sliding scale ranging from R5 000 up to a maximum of R30 000.

NB: Students cannot be awarded the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, the VC Equality Scholarship or Entrance Scholarship at the same time.

Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship: For the ten most outstanding matriculants, a scholarship of approximately R50 000 is awarded. The scholarship is renewable for each year of the first undergraduate degree provided that academic performance is of a high standard. The award is automatically offered after registration. No application is required.

Criteria: Subjects are ranked as below

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science

And the next best three designated subjects are taken into consideration.

NB: Students are chosen on the first submission of the matric results obtained from the Department of Education. No remarks are considered for this scholarship. Students cannot be awarded the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, the VC Equality Scholarship or Entrance Scholarship at the same time.

Equality Scholarship:

The VC Equality Scholarship is awarded to Top 10 achievers from Quintile 1 and 2 schools.  It covers tuition, accommodation and a monthly stipend for the duration of the UG degree (provided that academic performance is of a high standard). The current value is approximately R110 000 per annum.

The selection criteria is based on data received from the Department of Basic Education and the highest aggregate of all the marks achieved in the NSC examinations of Grade 12 is the starting point. You must be a South African citizen, writing the South African National Senior Certificate.  You must be offered a place to study at this institution  and register for the programme  offered. You will be required to sign a contract.

The award is automatically offered after registration. No application is required.

Criteria: Subjects are ranked as below

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science

And the next best three designated subjects are taken into consideration.

NB: Students are chosen on the first submission of the matric results obtained from the Department of Education. No remarks are considered for this scholarship. Students cannot be awarded the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, the VC Equality Scholarship or Entrance Scholarship at the same time.

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