University of The Free State Financial Aid

By | December 29, 2021

University of The Free State Financial Aid

Financial aid for prospective, current, and postgraduate students

University of The Free State Financial Aid, “The University reserves the right to amend without prior notice, the regulations and bursary/loan values and/or conditions applicable to the awarding of bursaries/loans”


A quality product is never cheap. However, this should not dissuade you from studying! At Kovsies, we do our best to assist you in dealing with these financial challenges.

Fee Adjustment Grant

Special Monitoring Loan

Available only for undergraduate final-year students and/or student leaders with outstanding fees.

  • Application for Monitoring Committee Loan (Closed)

NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) Loans for

If you encounter any problems while applying please contact NSFAS on 0860 067 327.

Bursaries awarded by the UFS for academic merit:

  • Academic merit bursaries (first-year students)
  • Academic merit bursaries for senior undergraduate students
  • Academic merit bursaries for postgraduate students

Bursaries and loans offered by outside persons or organisations:

  • Nedbank Bursaries Program – 2022
  • SA Bursaries, South Africa’s biggest bursary website
  • Trudon Bursaries
  • SM Goldstein Bursary
  • BDO   Bursary Requirements
  • Wool Industry Bursary Trust
  • Babette Taute Honours Scholarship
  • SKA SA – HCD – Undergraduate and Honours Bursary Programme (Closing date: 19 August 2016)
  • Harmony Bursary Application Form For Intake (Closing date: 31 August 2016)
  • Bursaries and bursary loans offered by outside organisations and awarded for postgraduate and undergraduate study (local and overseas)
  • Attorneys Fidelity Fund
  • The Abe Bailey Trust and Travel Bursary
  • Alexander Forbes: 2015 Internship Programme Applications
  • Cape Wool SA Bursary Agreement – Cape Wool SA Bursary Application Form
People Are Reading:  University of The Free State Chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen


    • Bursary Opportunities

We are currently working with a client looking for current BSc undergrads (in a variety of fields) and well as BEng  students to support with comprehensive bursaries next year.

Career Space is currently drawing up a student directory to assist the client with sourcing these students.

To register on the directory, simply go to,click on the “for Students” tab and follow the link to the online application form, or click on this link:



  • Bursaries and bursary loans offered by outside organisations and awarded for postgraduate and undergraduate study (local and overseas)



  • Bursaries for culture, art and leadership
  • Special merit bursaries for sport
  • Sundry bursaries

National Research Foundation

  • Application for honours bursary (Closed – will open December )
  • NRF bursaries for postgraduate students
  • Information regarding Masters and PhD’s is available on the NRF website:

Information on the Scholarships and Fellowships Programme is available on

For enquiries, please contact the NRF Support Desk:

Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 to 16:30

T: +27 12 4814202 | 27 12 4814202
F: +27 12 4814054

Hard copies of the applications, including supporting documentation, should be handed to Ms S Nogabe (+27 51 401 2045) at Johannes Brill building, Room 17.

Post Graduate students


The Financial Aid Office received the following information from NSFAS:

People Are Reading:  University of The Free State Yearbook

All post graduate applicants must complete an application on the NRF Online Submission System at as soon as possible


  • The closing date for the above mentioned will be communicated soon.


Postgraduate School

  • Bursaries
  • Fellowships

 Bursaries for masters or doctoral studies

ULFE bursary

The Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment has two bursaries for the value of R50 000,00 each for full time masters or doctoral studies available for 2022.

Requirements: Honors in a language related field

The theme of the study must fall within the research field of the ULFE.

The bursary is linked to a 20 hours per week internship

Send your CV, academic record, as well as a provisional project proposal to