New application process for financial aid 2017

Posted on July 29, 2016

Please note that there is a new application process for financial aid for the 2017 academic year.

UP bursaries and loans:

  • Applications must be submitted through the UP Student Portal or Applications are open from 4 August 2016 to 31 October 2016. No late applications will be accepted.


On 1 August 2016, NSFAS will open central applications for students who require financial assistance. There are two cycles for application:

  • 1st Cycle:  1 August to 30 November: Students entering university for the first time in 2017, including 2016 matriculants;
  • 2nd Cycle:  1 September to 30 November: All university students who were not funded by NSFAS in 2016.

For applications and comprehensive information please visit Applications close on 30 November 2016.

Students who are already funded for the 2016 academic year should not apply, as NSFAS already has their information.


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