Funding Your Univen Studies

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Getting accepted at University of Venda is a huge part of the process to securing your future. However, you're going to need to figure out how you're going to pay for your studies. We might be able to help you there.

Getting accepted at University of Venda is a huge part of the process to securing your future. However, you're going to need to figure out how you're going to pay for your studies. We might be able to help you there.

The University of Venda assists students with accessing a wide variety of financial aid and funding for study-related costs such as fees, accommodation and books.

Merit Bursaries: Merit bursaries will be granted based on final Grade 12 results. All other merit bursaries will automatically be allocated to your student account.

ISFAP Funding: The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) is government initiative to provide financial assistance to very poor, poor and “missing middle" students. Read more on ISFAP here.

Department of Labour Bursaries: Students with disabilities qualify for (apart from any other bursaries) for bursaries from the Department of Labour and are required to apply directly at the Department for these bursaries.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme: Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Read our article on the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme here.

NSFAS: NSFAS offers fully subsidized free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans where there is up to R350,000 household income per year. This bursary includes tuition fees, learning materials allowances, transport allowances and living allowances. Visit their website here for more information.

Fundi: Fundi offers students loans to fund their studies. Visit their website here for more information. 

Feenix: This is a student programme that uses the process of fundraising in order to helped students fund their studies. Read more on Feenix here.

Banks: Many South African banks offer loans for students looking to fund their studies. 

For funding separate from your university and their Financial Aid office, you can search the Bursaries Portal to see which bursaries are available to you as a student.

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