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Important Information on bursaries and loans

Financial need

If you are not at all able to pay university fees due to financial need APPLY NOW IN 2017 for financial aid for study in 2018, and submit the required supporting documents as evidence of this financial need which will be requested on the application system. The online financial aid application form will be active annually from 1 August, and you require a University of Pretoria student number (u00000000) to complete the form.

No loan or bursary is however guaranteed by the University of Pretoria.

APPLY on the University of Pretoria web page www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  between 1 August and 30 November 2017 for possible financial aid in 2018. When you apply online, remember to complete the process by pressing the SUBMIT BUTTON, before 30 November 2017..

Apply in the year BEFORE you study

You have to apply for financial aid during the year preceding your studies, irrespective of whether you have been admitted to study yet or not, to allow time for processing your financial aid application. Applications are received from 1 August till 30 November of the year prior to study. No late applications will be considered. All new first years for 2017 and current registered students must apply between  1 August 2017 and 30 November 2017 for possible financial aid in 2018.

Please do NOT assume that you will be awarded a bursary just because you applied. Various criteria have to be met and budgets are limited. Apply in time before 31 October and submit all the required supporting documents requested. Incomplete applications will not be processed and will thus not be considered for awards.


Thinking you do NOT need financial help?

Many students think they will not need financial aid, as they have promises for financial support from family, friends or institutions who give bursaries. However students then find that their home circumstances suddenly change, or their bursary promise or NSFAS loan fails to realise and they are then unable to pay for their studies. Students in final year are convinced they will graduate, but then fail to meet all the graduation requirements and need to register for another year. It is therefore VERY important to APPLY for financial aid on the University of Pretoria web page www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  between 1 August and 30 November 2017 for possible financial aid for 2018, as well as have a back-up financial plan in case this application is not successful.

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