Sol Plaatje University Scholarships 2022-2023

Sol Plaatje University Scholarships 2022-2023

FINANCIAL AID

#ItsAllAboutTheStudent

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.

Explanation of funding terminology

  • Bursaries are the awarding of funding to academically and financially deserving students.
  • Loans are money borrowed to cover educational fees.
  • Scholarships are usually offered to students who excel academically in their studies.
  • Sponsorship is a recipient of financial support.

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

AVAILABLE BURSARIES

Northern Cape Premier’s Education Trust Fund (NCPETF)

The NCPETF invites applications from unemployed youth in the Northern Cape to apply for study assistance for full-time studies at any South African institute of higher learning.

VALUABLE BURSARY INFORMATION

NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme)

NSFAS provides funding to students from disadvantaged families and it funds studies from most academic programmes.
The NSFAS 2022 application period opened on 1 August and will close on 30 November .
Please make ensure that you apply on time. For detailed information and the application link.
For general enquiries, contact:
Tel: 0860 067 327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za

FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY

Funza Lushaka is only applicable to those students that intend to enrol for the Bachelor of Education degrees. This Funder enables eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority.
For a full description of the Funza Lushaka Priorities offered by the Department of Basic Education and for further application information, visit the Funza Lushaka website here.

SECTOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING AUTHORITIES (SETAs)

From time to time, various SETAs provide bursaries to students. This funding is industry and occupation specific.
Students will be advised on when this funding becomes available so that they can submit an online application.
SPU students are funded by:
WRSETA
Website: www.wrseta.org.za
General enquiries: 053 831 4117
SERVICES SETA
Website: www.serviceseta.org.za
General Enquiries: 011 276 9600
FOODBEV SETA
Website: www.foodbev.org.za
General Enquiries: 011 253 7300
ETDP SETA
Website: www.etdpseta.org.za
General Enquiries: 053 832 0051

National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) 

Website: www.nyda.gov.za
General enquiries: 053 807 1022

Northern Cape Premier’s Education Trust Fund (NCPETF)

Website: www.ncpetf.org
General enquiries: 053 831 3550

FUNDI – LOANS AND SERVICES OFFERING

Website: www.fundi.co.za
General enquiries: 0860 55 55 44

GENERAL BURSARY WEBSITE

Website: bursaries-southafrica.co.za

CROWDFUNDING

Crowdfunding is an online fundraising platform that connects students to funding communities.
Visit feenix.org for more information.

WHERE TO FIND US

For funding information kindly contact:
Ms Chrizelle Mally
Tel: 053 491 0102
Email: chrizelle.mally@spu.ac.za
Ms Malebo Tshelane
Tel: 053 491 0366
Email: malebo.tshelane@spu.ac.za
Ms Elda Albertus
Tel: 053 491 0105
Email: elda.albertus@spu.ac.za
Ms Busiswa Telile
Tel: 053 491 0473
Email: busiswa.telile@spu.ac.za