We are pleased to inform you about ISFAP Bursary South Africa 2024-2025/read full details.

The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) was formed with the goal of providing financial assistance to poor and middle-income university students, in order that they may afford their tertiary fees.

ISFAP has thus far been able to fund over 2300 students, with contributions received from donors within the private and public sector – including Woolworths, Liberty, Coronation, Discovery, Hollard, Sanlam, Sasol, Sappi, Mondi, Nedbank, Standard Bank and Volkswagen to name a few.


ISFAP is inviting students from the “missing middle”, to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate studies within the following fields, at the following institutions:

University of Johannesburg:

  • Accounting: BCom
  • Bachelor of Accounting: Chartered Accountancy Stream
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Mine Surveying
  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Chemical Engineering: BEngTech
  • Computer Science and Informatics: BSc
  • Construction Management: BSc
  • Design (Communication Design): BA
  • Economics and Econometrics: BCom
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: BEng
  • Electrical Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Extraction Metallurgy: BEng Tech
  • Finance: BCom
  • Industrial Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Logistics Management: BCom
  • Mathematical Sciences: BSc
  • Mechanical Engineering: BEng
  • Mechanical Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Mining Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Physical Metallurgy: BEng Tech
  • Public Management and Governance: BA
  • Retail Business Management: Advanced Diploma
  • Retailing: National Diploma

University of Pretoria:

  • Accounting Sciences: BCom
  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics: BSc
  • Bachelor in Town and Regional Planning
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science: B Nur
  • Business Management: BCom
  • Chemical Engineering: BEng
  • Civil Engineering: BEng
  • Computer Engineering: BEng
  • Computer Science: BSc
  • Econometrics: BCom
  • Electrical Engineering: BEng
  • Electronic Engineering: BEng
  • Financial Sciences: BCom
  • Industrial Engineering: BEng
  • Information and Knowledge Systems: BSc IT
  • Information Science: BCom
  • Information Systems: BIT
  • Mathematical Statistics: BSc
  • MBChB
  • Mechanical Engineering: BEng
  • Metallurgical Engineering: BEng
  • Mining Engineering: BEng
  • Quantity Surveying: BSc
  • Statistics and Data Science: BCom
  • Supply Chain Management: BCom

University of the Witwatersrand:

  • Accounting: BCom
  • Actuarial Science: BSc
  • Aeronautical Engineering: BSc (Eng)
  • B Speech – Speech-Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Accounting Science: BAccSc
  • Bachelor of Commerce: BCom
  • Bachelor of Economic Science: BEconSc
  • Bachelor of Nursing: BNurs
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy: BPharm
  • Bachelor of Science: BSc
  • Chemical Engineering: BSc (Eng)
  • Civil Engineering: BSc (Eng)
  • Computer Science: BSc
  • Construction Studies: BSc
  • Electrical Engineering: BSc (Eng)
  • Information Systems: BCom
  • Mathematical Sciences: BSc
  • Mathematics of Finance: BSc
  • Mechanical Engineering: BSc (Eng)
  • Medicine: MBBCh
  • Metallurgy & Material Engineering: BSc (Eng)
  • Mining Engineering: BSc
  • Physiotherapy: BSc

University of Cape Town:

  • Actuarial Science: BBusSci
  • Bachelor of Business Science: BBusSc
  • Bachelor of Commerce: BCom
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery: MBChB
  • Bachelor of Science: BSc
  • Bachelor of Social Science: BSocSci
  • Bachelor of Social Work: BSW
  • Chemical Engineering: BSc
  • Civil Engineering: BSc Eng
  • Computer Engineering: BSc
  • Computer Science: BSc
  • Construction Studies: BSc
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: BSc Eng
  • Electrical Engineering: BSc Eng
  • Environmental & Geographical Science: BSc
  • Financial Accounting: Chartered Accountant: BCom
  • Geology: BSc
  • Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering: BSc Eng
  • Mechanical Engineering: BSc Eng
  • Mechatronics: BSc Eng
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy: BSc
  • Property Studies: BSc

Stellenbosch University:

  • Actuarial Science: BCom
  • BAcc
  • Bachelor of Commerce: BCom
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB,ChB)
  • Chemical Engineering: BEng
  • Civil Engineering: BEng
  • Earth Science: BSc
  • Economic Sciences: BCom
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering: BEng
  • Financial Accounting: BCom
  • Food Science: BSc
  • Industrial Engineering: BEng
  • Management Accounting: BCom
  • Management Science (with focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management): BCom
  • Management Sciences (with focus on Logistics Management): BCom
  • Management Sciences (with focus on Marketing Management): BCom
  • Management Sciences (with focus on Quantitative Management): BCom
  • Management Sciences: BCom
  • Mathematical Sciences (with focus on Operations Research): BCom
  • Mathematical Sciences: BCom
  • Mechanical Engineering: BEng
  • Mechatronic Engineering: BEng

University of KwaZulu-Natal:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery: MBChB
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science: B Nur
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Nelson Mandela University:

  • Accounting Science (Computer Science & Information Systems): BCom
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Civil Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Computer Science: BSc
  • Construction Management: BSc
  • Electrical Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Industrial Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Marine Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Mechanical Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Mechatronics: BEng
  • Quantity Surveying: BSc

Walter Sisulu University:

  • Accounting: BAcc
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences: BSc
  • Chemistry: BSc
  • Civil Engineering: B Tech
  • Clinical Practice: Bachelor of Medicine
  • Electrical Engineering: B Tech
  • Environmental Sciences: BSc
  • MBChB
  • Physics with Chemistry: BSc
  • Statistics: BSc

University of Venda:

  • Accounting Sciences: BCom
  • Cost and Management Accounting: BCom
  • Economics: BCom

Tshwane University of Technology:

  • Mechatronic Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics: National Diploma
  • Nursing Science: Baccalaureus Technologiae

Central University of Technology:

  • Mechanical Engineering: BEng Tech
  • Electrical Engineering: BEng Tech



The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, books, study materials, accommodation, meals and a monthly stipend.

Bursary recipients will also receive the following support: social support, life skills training, academic support (including extended programmes; academic development and tutorials), mentoring for the first year, medical support, tracking of academic performance via the online student platform and access to dedicated programme managers.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be registered to study towards one of the aforementioned qualifications (undergraduate studies only)
  • You must be registered to study at one of the following tertiary institutions for the 2022 academic year: University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Nelson Mandela University, Walter Sisulu University, University of Venda, Tshwane University of Technology or Central University of Technology
  • You must be starting your first degree in the 2022 academic year
  • You must have a family household income NOT more than R600 000 per annum
  • You must be in financial need and require funding for your studies
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other study funding (including NSFAS)



Applications must be done online at: ISFAP Bursary Application 2022
Students who pass the bursary “pre-application” stage, will receive an email requesting them to submit their supporting documentation. Candidates should have the following supporting documentation ready for submission (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Personal information (name, surname, email address and contact number)
  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate or Matric latest results (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration at one of these above institutions for 2022 (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Proof of household proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of any grants or pension if applicable)
  • Confirmation that you are not in receipt of any other funding for the 2022 academic year


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact ISFAP directly:
Bursary Management Team
Tel: 087 805 8500
Email: students@isfap.co.za / info@isfap.co.za / protectpidata@isfap.co.za
Please be sure to read the FAQ’s before making any queries: https://www.isfap.co.za/frequently-asked-questions/
Please do NOT contact ISFAP if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here: https://www.zabursaries.co.za/bursary-news/

This bursary listing was last updated on: 5 July 2021.

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