Financial Aid sits at the heart of the University as our key role is to support students by coordinating funding between themselves, the University and Funders. We provide administrative and advisory support to students.
SPU does not offer institutional bursaries or loans, students apply directly to Funders.
Part of our role is to encourage prospective and current students to apply for as many funding opportunities as possible.
Although we do not actively seek funding for students, we do ensure that the administration process is seamless once a student is awarded a bursary.
Application submissions are assessed and evaluated by Funders based on their own criteria and the information provided by the student. An application for funding does not guarantee funding to students, Funders will communicate with successful recipients.
NSFAS 2024 Applications are now open
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a South African government financial aid scheme that provides financial aid to undergraduate students to help pay for the cost of their tertiary education after finishing high school, visit www.nsfas.org.za for detailed information on how to apply.
Click here to access the how-to-apply user guide.
What documents are required to apply for funding
Below is a checklist with standard documents which are usually required for any funding opportunity:
- Identity document
- Matric certificate
- Latest academic transcript
- Household income of both parents/legal guardian e.g. payslips; affadavits; confirmation letter from SASSA; court order as supporting document of legal guardianship.
- Identity documents of parents/guardian
- Death certificate of parents
- Proof of all household members (ID documents, birth certificates)
- Testimonial or motivational letter