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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 2017

If you encounter any problems while applying please contact NSFAS on 0860 067 327. 

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 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 Masters and PhD's 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 4814202 | 27 12 4814202
F: +27 12 4814054
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 Johannes Brill building, Room 17.

Post Graduate students


The Financial Aid Office received the following information from NSFAS:

All post graduate 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 masters or doctoral studies

    ULFE bursary

    The Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment has two bursaries for the value of R50 000,00 each for full time masters or doctoral studies available for 2016.

    Requirements: Honors 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 hours 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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