“The single most important investment any country can make is in its people.”

– National Development Plan 2030

South Africa’s National Development Plan states that universities play a key role in developing our nation. However, the cost of higher education hinders most of our youth from transcending their circumstances. 

In order to help increase the amount of lives transformed through higher education, the University of the Free State (UFS) has launched its nationwide Student Bursary Fund Campaign.

“I believe the best way to break the cycle of poverty in South African families is to ensure that talented first-generation students gain access to high-quality university degree training,” said Prof Jonathan Jansen, former Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the UFS. 

Student Bursary Fund Campaign

The campaign aims to raise R100 m to fund talented, deserving students who do not have the financial means to obtain a university degree.

Your support is crucial

The university cannot do this alone, though. We need your support and generosity to change the landscape of our youth’s future. The impact of your financial support reaches far beyond its monetary value. It pulls families from poverty. It sends forth experts and visionaries into the world. It sets in motion a culture of giving.

It irrevocably changes the futures of individuals, of communities, and ultimately of our country.

To give to the Student Bursary Fund, please use the provided methods below.
All donations are tax deductible in terms of South African income tax legislation.

1.  Make a secure online payment here

Your donation can be in ZAR or any other major currency.  The online platform GivenGain makes no profit from your donation but deducts a 5% administration fee and the usual bank charges. See GivenGain transaction fees here.

2. For an EFT transaction, please use the following bank details:

Account Number:1570850721
Branch Code:632005
Account Type:Cheque
Reference:(your full name or student nr) SBF
Send the proof of payment to Rinda Duraan at duraanmj@ufs.ac.za

3. Debit Order: Download the form and email it to: Rinda Duraan

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