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Complete and submit the application forms for the relevant bursaries and loans available for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
 
 

UNDERGRADUATE BURSARIES

NSFAS Bursary/Loan

The object of the NSFAS loan scheme is to provide financial aid to students who have academic potential but lack the necessary funds to study.

Funza Lushaka Teaching  Bursary

This bursary is awarded  to students who are South African citizens with at least one  of the following priority area specialization subjects included in the qualification:

  • Foundation phase (Grades R-3) : specialization in an Indigenous African Language
  • Intermediate and Senior Phase (Grades 4-9) :Mathematics,NaturalScience or Technology.
  • FET phase (Grades 10-12) : Accounting,Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology,Civil Technology,Computer Applications Technology, Economics,Electrical Technology, Engineering Graphics and  Design, Geography, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Technology or Physical Sciences.
Academic Merit Bursary
  • A FULL-TIME FIRST-YEAR , 2nd and 3rd year student who meets the requirements, will receive the bursary AUTOMATICALLY .No application  form has to be completed.
  • PART -TIME CONTACT registered student  MUST APPLY for the bursary and a qualifying student receives 50% of the standard allocation.
Family Discount

This bursary is awarded to applicants that will be the second or third (etc) child of the same family studying at the NWU. Annual re -application on/before closing date is required

  •  Second student : 15% off tuition fees
  •  Third student : 20% off tuition fees
  •   Fourth student : 25% off tuition fees etc.
Leadership Bursary
  • Only applicable for Headboy/headgirl of school in Grade 12.
  • The student must already have obtained admission to the University before applying for the bursary.
  • This is a once-off bursary for first-year students and is awardedin the first year.
Support Bursary The student must already have obtained admission to the University before applying for the bursary.
Art and Culture Bursary
  • Arts and Culture bursaries apply for one year only.
  • All  holders  of  arts  and  culture  bursaries  are  expected  to  involve  themselves  as  much  as  possible  in  the  arts and culture activities of the University.
  • Only individual achievements, not group achievements, are taken into account.
  • Achievements with regard to Olympiads and  Expos do not form part of this Arts & Culture Bursary
Sport      ENQUIRIES : RUGBY INSTITUTE
          RONEL EMMS : 
          (018) 299 2429
          ronel.emms@nwu.ac.za
 
          ENQUIRIES : OTHER SPORTS
          CORENE MIDDLETON :  
          (018) 299 2905
          corene.middleton@nwu.ac.za
 
       CLOSING DATE FOR RUGBY AND SPORT BURSARY APPLICATIONS:
       15 OCTOBER ANNUALLY

External Bursaries

 
 

POSTGRADUATE BURSARIES

          NWU Postgraduate Bursary scheme for Honours, Masters and Doctoral students
Compulsory:  All students from the second year of the degree must attach the prescribed Progress Report to the application.
 
NWU Postgraduate Merit Bursary
 
The academic record attached should be the final record of the preceding degree with a PASS result. 
-  Apply irrespective if you have been approved by the faculty. If declined by the faculty, the bursary will be cancelled.
 
Postgraduate Research Bursaries
These bursaries are administrated by the Research OfficeNRF bursaries
                                                                                     Contact Funanani Lavhelani en Heide Goedhals
        
More information available on eFundi (Research Support).  Log in with your student number     
 

ENQUIRIES

Mafikeng

MC-UnderGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for undergraduate students
MC-PostGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for postgraduate students

Potchefstroom

PUK-UnderGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for undergraduate students
PUK-PostgradBurs@nwu.ac.za for postgraduate students

Vaal Triangle

VC-UnderGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for undergraduate students
VC-PostGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for postgraduate students

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