UKZN Bursary Programme 2021-2022

By | August 9, 2021

The University of Kwazulu-Natal Bursary Programme is aimed at students from the missing-middle financial category and lower.  Prospective applicants are those whose families make less than R600 000 per annum in household income.

The financial assistance provided from the bursary programme is used to help pay for the costs associated with the relevant degree chosen by the successful applicant. Prospective applicants can apply for the bursary, regardless of the degree that they wish to pursue.

The University of Kwazulu-Natal is the result of the 2004 merger between the University of Natal, and the University of Durban-Westville.

UKZN is the biggest University in the Province of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, and is one of the most prestigious tertiary institutions on the African continent.

Closing Date of the UKZN Bursary Programme

Please note that bursary applications for the UKZN Bursary Programme will close on the 31 of August 2021. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered for the UKZN Bursary Programme.

Applicants who have not received any feedback by the 30th of October should consider their application unsuccessful

About the UKZN Bursary Programme

The University of Kwazulu-Natal Bursary Programme is aimed at students from the missing-middle financial category and lower.  Prospective applicants are those whose families make less than R600 000 per annum in household income.

The financial assistance provided by the bursary programme is used to help pay for the costs associated with the relevant degree chosen by the successful applicant.  Prospective applicants can apply for the bursary, regardless of the degree that they wish to pursue.

UKZN Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

Kindly note that prospective applicants need to satisfy all of the requirements of the University of Kwazulu-Natal Bursary in order to be considered for the programme:

·      Applicants should be registered as full time students at the University for the year ending 2021.

·      Applicants should boast on academic history of at least 65% for the relevant Degree.

·      Applicants should fall in or below the missing-middle financial category.  This is a household income of less than R600 000 per annum.

·      Applicants should not be receiving financial assistance from either the public or private sector.  This includes NSFAS financial assistance.

·      Applicants should have successfully obtained their National Senior Certificate (NSC).

Please note that failure to adhere to the requirements of the UKZN Bursary Programme will result in a rejected application.

UKZN Bursary Coverage

 The University of Kwazulu-Natal Bursary Programme will provide successful applicants with financial assistance that can be used to help pay for the costs of the relevant  Degree.  This will take the form of:

·      Assistance in paying for the tuition fees.

·      Assistance in paying for the registration fees.

·      Assistance in procuring the relevant course textbooks.

·      Assistance in paying for the accommodation fees.

Please note that funding is not necessarily guaranteed for the UKZN Bursary Programme.  Bursary money is received from sponsors, with bursary amounts varying from sponsor to sponsor.

How to apply for the UKZN Bursary Programme?

Kindly note that students applying for the University of Kwazulu-Natal Bursary Programme are required to follow the relevant UKZN online bursary link.

The following supporting documentation should be attached to the applicant’s application form:

●      The applicant should attach a certified copy of their ID certificate.

●      The applicant should provide a certified copy of their National Senior Certificate (NSC).

●      The applicant should provide certified proof of their household’s annual income.

●      The applicant should provide either a marriage, divorce or death certificate of their parent(s) or guardian(s).

●      The applicant should provide their proof of address.

Please note that the application document should be submitted to the financial aid advisor of the college that you are applying to:

·      Engineering and Science College

Howard College

Contact Email: [email protected]

Pietermaritzburg Campus

Contact Email: [email protected]

Westville Campus

Contact Email: [email protected]

·      Law and Management College

Howard College

Contact Email: [email protected]

·      Humanities Faculty

      Contact Email: [email protected]

·      Health Sciences Faculty

Howard College / Medical Campus

Contact Email: [email protected]

·      Westville Campus

      Contact Email: [email protected]

Prospective applicants are required to deliver their application form in person, to the respective points of contact listed above.

Failure to adhere to the University of Kwazulu-Natal Bursary Programme requirements will result in the application being rejected.

Please note that the granting of the University of Kwazulu-Natal Bursary is at the sole discretion of UKZN.

Contact Information

Please note that the University of Kwazulu-Natal may be directly contacted for all relevant bursary related queries:

Email Address: [email protected]

Please note that the granting of the UKZN Bursary is at the sole discretion of the University of Kwazulu-Natal.

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