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FINANCIAL AID FOR PROSPECTIVE, CURRENT. AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS


"The university reserves the right to amend without prior notice, the regulations and bursary/loan values and/or conditions applicable to the awarding of bursaries/loans."

A quality product is never cheap. However, this should not dissuade you from studying! At Kovsies, we do our best to assist you in dealing with these financial challenges.

NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme)  


NSFAS applications for 2018 funding have closed; however, NSFAS 2018 applications re-opened for first-time entering students who are admitted at the University of the Free State and did not apply for NSFAS. These students must comply with the following requirements: 

Requirements to apply for NSFAS funding for 2018:

  1. You must be a South African Citizen
  2. You must register for the first time at a tertiary institution in 2018
  3. You must be admitted at the UFS for 2018
  4. Your gross combined household income must be less than R350 000
  5. You should not have applied for NSFAS funding for 2018 yet
The closing date is 9 February 2018.
Late applications will not be processed in time for students to register with the requested NSFAS funding before registration close.

DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED
NSFAS 2018 APPLICATION FORM

UFS CONSENT FORM

Please submit the 2018 manual NSFAS application form, the UFS consent form as well as all the relevant documentation required at Financial Aid Helpdesk, first floor and Room S011, ground floor, George du Toit Administration building.

Contact Details:
Bloemfontein Campus: +27 51 401 9894/7731/7175/3602
Qwaqwa Campus: +27 58 718 5061/5038


2018 DHET 8% GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN


DHET Grant application 2018 information:

  • Students who received the DHET Fee Adjustment Grant in 2017 do NOT have to re-apply for 2018.
  • Only 2018 registered students may apply for the grant.
  • Only students with a household income of less than R600 000 may apply for the grant.
  • Students from Quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools DO NOT have to apply for the grant.
  • Students who applied and qualify for NSFAS do not have to apply for the grant.
  • Submit application at: DHETgrant@ufs.ac.za or Admin building, First Floor, Room 178
  • Closing date: 23 March 2018
DHET GRANT APPLICATION FORM 2018

Funding for postgraduate students

Postgraduate applicants must visit the postgraduate school's funding web page for funding information.

SPECIAL MONITORING LOAN 2018

Available only for undergraduate final-year students and/or student leaders with outstanding fees.
APPLICATION FOR MONITORING COMMITTEE LOAN 2018

BURSARIES AWARDED BY THE UNIVERSITY
Academic merit bursaries (first-year students)
Academic merit bursaries for senior undergraduate students
Academic merit bursaries for postgraduate students
Bursaries for culture, art and leadership
Special merit bursaries for sport
Sundry bursaries:

BURSARIES AND LOANS OFFERED BY OUTSIDE PERSONS OR ORGANISATIONS

    
NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (NRF)

 
Application for honours bursary 2018 (Closed – will open December 2017)

NRF bursaries for postgraduate students

Information regarding master's and PhDs is available on the NRF website: www.nrf.ac.za
Information on the Scholarships and Fellowships Programme is available on www.nrf.ac.za
For enquiries, please contact the NRF Support Desk:

Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 to 16:30

T: +27 12 481 4202 | 27 12 481 4202
F: +27 12 481 4054
E: supportdesk@nrf.ac.za

Hard copies of the applications, including supporting documentation, should be handed to Ms S Nogabe (+27 51 401 2045) at the Johannes Brill Building, Room 17.

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