University of Cape Town Financial Aid 2014

By on September 3, 2013


UCT has almost half a billion rand in financial aid available for students in need. Dream without a budget, study without financial constraints.‪#‎ChangeYourFuture‬.

What’s more, it’s not that hard to apply – all you need to do is download the application form by clicking here. You will need to fill it in and supply us with some details about yourself and then send the form to the address provided below. All the details are on the form!

Not everyone is successful, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. Do it now, or you’ll never know.

Return this with all supporting documents to reach the Admissions Office by 31 October 2013.

The University of Cape Town is committed to providing a broad based financial assistance programme as outlined in this website, However we understand that, for the 2014 academic year, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) intends to introduce a Central Application System which may impact on the financial assistance policies we have outlined. While we are unable at this stage to pinpoint the impact this may have, we do guarantee that no student/applicant who qualifies for Aid will pay more than the expected family contribution we have determined. Thus, depending on your family circumstances, you may well be eligible to attend UCT for as little as R1 000 total contribution.

Financial aid is provided to any prospective or current student who is a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa and has been accepted to study at UCT. To apply for financial aid you must:

  • a) First apply to UCT and
  • b) Be accepted to study at UCT

Financial Aid

Financial aid is comprehensive funding based on approved costs of study. The most financially needy students could pay as little as R1 000 or less towards their cost of study each year.

Eligibility criteria for financial aid

Applications for financial aid include application for any NSFAS funding.

All applications are checked against the following eligibility criteria:

  • South African citizenship or permanent residency (conditions apply)
  • First undergraduate qualification
  • Financial eligibility
  • Applicant must not be under administrative order

How to apply 

Click here to download the application form. This form is for students new to UCT in 2014

Closing Date: 31 October 2013. No late applications will be considered.

Return this form to:
The Admissions Office
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
7701 Ronderbosch

For more information go to the UCT website


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