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Financial Aid

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.

Fee Adjustment Grant

Special Monitoring Loan 2017 

Available only for undergraduate final-year students and/or student leaders with outstanding fees.

  • 2017 Application for Monitoring Committee Loan (Closed)

NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) Loans for 2018 ARE OPEN

Prospective students who want to apply for 2018 NSFAS funding for the first time must apply online at www.nsfas.org.za

The closing date is 30 November 2017


Assistance with online applications will be available at:

Bloemfontein Campus – Fin Aid,  George du Toit Building
Qwaqwa Campus – Fin Aid, Intsika Building

Bursaries awarded by the UFS for academic merit:

Bursaries and loans offered by outside persons or organisations:

  • Bursary Opportunities
  • We are currently working with a client who is looking for current BSc undergrads (in a variety of fields) and well as BEng  students to support with comprehensive bursaries next year.

    Career Space is currently drawing up a student directory to assist the client with sourcing these students.

    To register on the directory, simply go to www.careerspace.co.za, click on the “for Students” tab and follow the link to the online application form, or click on this link: http://careerspace.co.za/for-students/


National Research Foundation

  • Application for honours bursary 2015 (Closed – will open December 2014)
  • 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.

Postgraduate students


The Financial Aid Office received the following information from NSFAS:

All postgraduate applicants must complete an application on the NRF Online Submission System at nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za as soon as possible

  • The closing date for the above-mentioned will be communicated soon.
  • Postgraduate School

    • Bursaries
    • Fellowships

     Bursaries for master's or doctoral studies

    ULFE bursary

    The Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment has two bursaries to the value of R50 000 each for full-time master's or doctoral studies available for 2016.

    Requirements: Honours in a language-related field

    The theme of the study must fall within the research field of the ULFE.

    The bursary is linked to a 20-hour per week internship

    Send your CV, academic record, as well as a provisional project proposal to zandbergj@ufs.ac.za

    Applications close 18 November 2015

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