Stellenbosch University Bursary 2016
Bursaries for which you can apply
A number of special bursaries are available for those who have excelled at sport. You may obtain further details of these bursaries from Maties Sport at 021 808 4642 or [email protected]. The Sports bursaries are not included in the Bursaries and Loans Yearbook.
Other bursaries (all included in the Calender)
A large number of general bursaries for study in any faculty, as well as bursaries for study in a specific faculty or department, are described in the Calender (Bursaries and Loans: Undergraduate) and are available to students who are academically deserving and/or financially needy.
Merit bursaries for first-year students
Merit bursaries are awarded according to grade 12 aggregates in the following categories of achievement:
- 85% to 89.9%
- 90% and higher
You will be awarded a merit bursary if you obtain a grade 12 average of 85% or more (excluding Life Orientation) in the final exams. Merit bursaries are calculated as a percentage of the tuition fee by means of a sliding scale, with the smallest rebate for the lowest category (85%+) and the biggest rebate for the highest category (90%+). The rebate for the category 85% to 89,9% will be at least 40%, increasing in the following category.
Merit bursaries are awarded automatically; however, grade 12 learners who have taken their examination with a body other than a provincial department of education have to apply for a merit bursary.
Bursary loans for financially needy students
The University also offers bursary loans for needy students. Remember: A bursary loan is not the same as a bursary.
A bursary refers to money that you do not have to repay, except if you discontinue your studies. A Bursary loan (for example SU or NSFAS bursary loans) is money that you have to repay after completing or upon discontinuation of your studies.
Closing dates for applications:
- All bursary and loan applications administered by the University: 31 August 2015
- Private companies have different closing dates for their bursaries. See the Calender (University Calender Part 2) for the particulars.
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