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Funding opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students

The University does not administer these funds. Please liaise directly with the institution.

Bank Loans

Most major banking institutions offer student loans at attractive interest rates. Interest rates may decrease for consecutive years of study. Normally bank loans cover the duration of study and are repaid once you start working or once you have graduated. Some banks offer a grace period to students who are completing internships, articles or community service. In most instances, you are required to repay the interest while still studying.
Sometimes surety/security is required, which means that a relative, friend or sponsor must guarantee to repay the loan if you fail to do so.

Visit your local bank to find out what products they offer students. 

Here are some contacts details: or tel: 0860 100 372 or tel: 0860 115 060 or tel: 0860 123 456 or tel: 0860 5555 44 or tel:  0861 40 40 40


FEENIX helps students raise funding for their tertiary education.

South African Radio Astronomy Scholarships and Fellowships

Undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, and postdoctoral fellowships for 2021. Please click here for more information and closing dates.

Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Programme

The Programme is an opportunity for a South African University Faculty or Research Institute Professional to conduct research in their field of expertise at a US Academic or Research Institution.

Funza Lushaka Bursaries

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession.

Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA)

2021 Bursary Applications to promote quality education, training and skills development

The GCRA bursary programme is open to all qualifying youth, with particular preference given to youth from Gauteng, who wish to study for an undergraduate and/or post-graduate programme at an accredited and registered Post School Education and Training institution in South Africa. The bursary covers full cost of study, with conditions, as stipulated in the bursary contract.

Closing Date:31 March 2021

Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme

Are you planning to embark on Master’s degree studies? Have you considered a career as an academic? Then the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) may be for you.