19 March 2018
2018 DHET Grant applications close 23 March 2018
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The DHET 8% grant is a government administered fund that only South African citizens, and international citizens with a permanent South African residency studying towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in 2018 can apply for. The closing date for applications is 23 March 2018.

According to the Chief Officer at the Department of finance, University of the Free State, Annemarie Ludick “Students who attended Quintile 1, 2 and 3 secondary schools in Grade 12 will be automatically considered awaiting verification of Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) data.” They will therefore not be required to submit this application as they will receive the grant automatically.

South African schools are divided into five categories (quintiles) according to the socio-economic status of the community in which the school is situated. Historically disadvantaged schools will fall under Quintiles 1 – 3, with affluent schools falling under Quintiles 4-5.

The applicant and his/her direct family (mother, father, spouse or legal guardian) should not have a gross combined household income of more than R600 000 per annum.

The DHET Grant will only pay for 8% of the tuition fees stipulated for registered students and university-administrated accommodation.
If you applied for and received the DHET Grant in previous years, you do not have to apply again, you will automatically receive the grant until you complete your qualification.

Applicants that applied for NSFAS funding are not required to submit this application, they will automatically be considered.
Please make sure that the application is completed in full. Certified copies of IDs of the parents/spouse and/or legal guardians must be attached. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information please contact Annemarie Ludick on LudickA@ufs.ac.za.

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