South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) 2022 Bursary

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Bursary Details

South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) is committed to the upliftment and empowerment of the community. This objective is realised through several developmental programmes undertaken by us. However, the primary target group in this regard are those that society in general have forgotten or neglected and who are generally described a “poverty stricken” individuals / families, i.e. the unemployed, those with menial or low paying jobs and those with insufficient income.

SANZAF offers partial funding towards payment of fees only. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to apply for other bursaries such as NSFAS.

This bursary is for people who reside in Western Cape, East London and Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha.


Candidate Requirements

  • South African or foreign national with a study permit
  • Must reside in the province of which you are applying
  • Must have proven financial need
  • Must be from a previously disadvantaged background


How to Apply


WESTERN CAPE: Click here to apply

  • Applications close on 31 December

EAST LONDON: Click here to apply

  • Applications close on 15 November

PORT ELIZABETH: Click here to apply

  • Applications close on 15 November
Field of Study: Any Field of Study


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