Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) Bursaries 2024

Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) Bursaries 2024 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for Bursary programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for Bursary programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest Bursaries programmes at Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) Bursaries 2024/2025 and how to apply.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) invites eligible South African students to submit applications for the Postgraduate Bursary Programme for the academic year 2024.


ABOUT THE ISFAP POSTGRADUATE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

ISFAP is inviting students to apply for their Postgraduate bursary programme, for the 2024 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for postgraduate studies within the fields of Actuarial Science, Chartered Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Humanities, as well as Advanced Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teaching. Bursaries are open to students from selected ISFAP Partner Universities (NMU, WITS, WSU, UP, UJ, SU, UCT and UKZN).

Bursaries will be awarded for studies towards the following specific qualifications:
University of Pretoria:

  • BComHons Mathematical Statistics
  • BComHons with Specialisation in Internal Auditing
  • MCom Accounting Sciences
  • MCom Accounting Sciences (Coursework)
  • MCom Internal Auditing Auditing
  • MPhil Entrepreneurship (Coursework)
  • PGDip in Accounting Sciences
  • PGDip in Entrepreneurship
  • PGCE Further Education and Training Teaching
  • BEngHons Chemical Engineering
  • BEngHons Computer Engineering
  • BEngHons Control Engineering
  • BEngHons Electrical Engineering
  • BEngHons Electronic Engineering
  • BEngHons Environmental Engineering
  • BEngHons Geotechnical Engineering
  • BEngHons Industrial Engineering
  • BEngHons Mechanical Engineering
  • BEngHons Metallurgical Engineering
  • BEngHons Metallurgical Engineering Welding Engineering
  • BEngHons Mining Engineering
  • BEngHons Structural Engineering
  • BEngHons Transportation Engineering
  • BEngHons Water Resources Engineering
  • BEngHons Water Utilisation Engineering
  • MEng BioEngineering
  • MEng Chemical Engineering
  • MEng Computer Engineering
  • MEng Control Engineering
  • MEng Electrical Engineering
  • MEng Electronic Engineering
  • MEng Engineering Management (Coursework)
  • MEng Environmental Engineering
  • MEng Geotechnical Engineering
  • MEng Industrial Engineering
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng Metallurgical Engineering
  • MEng Microelectronic Engineering
  • MEng Mining Engineering
  • MEng Structural Engineering
  • MEng Transportation Engineering
  • MEng Water Resources Engineering
  • MEng Water Utilisation Engineering
  • MSc Applied Science Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • MSc Engineering Management (Coursework)
  • BA Hons African Languages
  • BAHons Ancient Languages and Culture Studies
  • BAHons Applied Languages Studies
  • BAHons Archaeology
  • BAHons Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • BAHons Criminology
  • BAHons Drama and Film Studies
  • BAHons English
  • BAHons international Relations
  • BAHons Literary Theory
  • BAHons Philosophy
  • BAHons Political Science
  • BAHons Visual Studies
  • BAHons with Specialisation in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • BMusHons
  • BSocSciHons Anthropology
  • BSocSciHons Development Studies
  • BSocSciHons Gender Studies
  • BSocSciHons Geography Geography and Environmental Science
  • BSocSciHons Heritage and Cultural Sciences Heritage, Museum and Preservation Studies
  • BSocSciHons Heritage and Cultural Sciences History
  • BSocSciHons Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  • BSocSciHons Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies
  • BSocSciHons Psychology
  • BSocSciHons Sociology
  • MA African Languages
  • MA African Languages (Coursework)
  • MA Ancient Languages and Cultures Studies
  • MA Applied Language Studies
  • MA Archaeology
  • MA Audiology
  • MA Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • MA Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Coursework)
  • MA Clinical Psychology (Coursework)
  • MA Counselling Psychology (Coursework)
  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA Criminology
  • MA Diplomatic Studies (Coursework)
  • MA Drama and Film Studies
  • MA English
  • MA Environment and Society (Coursework)
  • MA Fine Arts
  • MA Geography
  • MA information Design
  • MA international Relations
  • MA Linguistics
  • MA Literary Theory
  • MA Philosophy
  • MA Philosophy Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • MA Political Science
  • MA Political Science (Coursework)
  • MA Psychology
  • MA Research Psychology (Coursework)
  • MA Security Studies (Coursework)
  • MA Speech-Language Pathology
  • MA Visual Studies
  • MDram
  • MMus Composition
  • MMus Music Education
  • MMus Music Technology
  • MMus Music Therapy
  • MMus Performing Art
  • MSocSci Anthropology
  • MSocSci Development Studies
  • MSocSci Gender Studies
  • MSocSci Gender Studies (Coursework)
  • MSocSci Heritage and Cultural Sciences Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  • MSocSci Heritage and Cultural Sciences Heritage and Cultural Tourism (Coursework)
  • MSocSci Heritage and Cultural Sciences Heritage and Museum Studies
  • MSocSci Heritage and Cultural Sciences Heritage and Museum Studies (Coursework)
  • MSocSci Heritage and Cultural Sciences Heritage Conservation (Coursework)
  • MSocSci Heritage and Cultural Sciences History
  • MSocSci Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies
  • MSocSci Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies (Coursework)
  • MSocSci Sociology
  • MSocSci Sociology (Coursework)
  • MSW
  • MSW Healthcare (Coursework)
  • MSW Play Therapy Play-based intervention (Coursework)
  • MSW Social Development and Policy (Coursework)

University of Cape Town

  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours Specialising in Actural Science
  • BCom Honours Specialing in Accounting
  • Master of Commerce Specialising in Actuarial Science
  • Postgraduate in Accounting
  • Postgraduate in Actuarial Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (PGDipEng)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management (PGDipEngMan)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours
  • Bachelor of Education Honours
  • Bachelor of Music Honours
  • Bachelor of Social Science Honours
  • Master of Arts(by Coursework by Dissertation)
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Philosophy (by Coursework & Dissertation)
  • Master of Philosophy (by Dissertation)
  • Master of Social Science (by Coursework & Dissertation)
  • Masters of Arts in Fine Art
  • Masters of Arts in Neuropsychology (by Dissertation)
  • Masters of Arts(by Dissertation)
  • Masters of Education (by Coursework & Dissertation)
  • Masters of Education (by Dissertation)
  • Masters of Fine Art
  • Masters of Library and information Studies
  • Masters of Social Science (by Dissertation)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in FET Teaching
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Adult and Community Education and Training
  • Postgraduate Diploma in African Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Leadership and Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Library & information Studies
  • Postgraduate in Diploma in Music Performance

University of the Witwatersrand

  • BAccSc (Honrs) Accounting
  • LLM Commercial and Business Law
  • LLM Corporate Law
  • MCom in Accounting
  • PGDip in Accountancy
  • BCom and MCom in Finance
  • BHS Industrial Engineering
  • LLM Master of Law
  • MA ICT Policy and Regulations
  • MCom Financial Reporting and Integration
  • MCom in Environmental and Energy Economics
  • MEconSc in Economics
  • MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • MEng, MSc and DGPID in Electrical Engineering
  • MM in Governance
  • MM in Management
  • MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • PGDip in Chemical Metallurgical Engineering
  • Adv Dip TVT
  • BA and MA Development Studies
  • BA Hon in African Literature
  • BA Hons African Languages
  • BA Hons and Journalism and Media Studies
  • BA Hons and MA Drama
  • BA Hons Bachelor of Arts
  • BA Hons Creative Writing
  • BA Hons in Anthropology
  • BA Hons in Applied Drama and Theatre Education
  • BA Hons in Archaeology
  • BA Hons in International Relations
  • BA in Audiology
  • BScHons in Archaeology
  • MA Applied in Ethics for Professional
  • MA in African Languages
  • MA in African Literature
  • MA in Anthropology
  • MA in Applied Drama and Theatre Education
  • MA in Archaeology
  • MA in Community Based Counselling
  • MA in Creative Writing
  • Masters in Education
  • MSc in Archaeology
  • PGAD Applied Drama and Theatre
  • PGDip in Arts
  • BScHons in Actuarial Sciences

Walter Sisulu University

  • Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Fine Art
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Social Work

University of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Master of Science in Engineering Agricultural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Electronic Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Mechatronics
  • Master of Science in Engineering Quantity Surveying
  • Master of Science in Engineering Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Land Surveying
  • Bachelor of Education Honours (BEd Hons)
  • Honours in School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics
  • Honours in Criminology and forensic Studies
  • Honours in Culture, Communication and Media Studies
  • Honours in General Psychology
  • Honours in Industrial Psychology
  • Honours in School of Built Environment and Development Studies
  • Honours in Social Sciences
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology (Coursework Masters)
  • Masters of Counselling Psychology (Coursework Masters)
  • Masters of Culture, Communication and Media Studies
  • Masters of General Psychology
  • Masters of Health Promotion (Coursework Masters)
  • Masters of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (Coursework Masters)
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Masters of Criminology and forensic Studies
  • Masters of School of Arts
  • Masters of School of Buit Environment and Development Studies
  • Masters of School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics
  • Masters of School of Social Sciences
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Postgraduate Diplomas in Arts and Social Science
  • BCom Honours in Accounting
  • BCom Honours in Management Accounting
  • BCom Honours in Small Business Management
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Commerce (Entrepreneurship)
  • Master of Commerce in Banking and investment Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting

Stellenbosch University

  • BAHons (African Languages)
  • BAHons (Ancient Cultures)
  • BAHons (Chinese)
  • BAHons (Drama and Theatre Studies)
  • BAHons (English Studies)
  • BAHons (General Linguistics)
  • BAHons (Geographical information Systems)
  • BAHons (Geography and Environmental Studies)
  • BAHons (German)
  • BAHons (History)
  • BAHons (international Studies)
  • BAHons (Journalism)
  • BAHons (Philosophy)
  • BAHons (Political Science)
  • BAHons (Psychology)
  • BAHons (Social Anthropology)
  • BAHons (Sociology)
  • BAHons (Translation)
  • BAHons (Visual Arts Illustration)
  • BAHons in Visual Studies
  • BInfHons (information System Management)
  • BMusHons
  • M in Social Work
  • MA (Ancient Cultures)
  • MA (Ancient Languages)
  • MA (Clinical Psychology)
  • MA (Creative Writing)
  • MA (Drama and Theatre Studies)
  • MA (English Studies)
  • MA (French)
  • MA (General Linguistics)
  • MA (Geographical information Systems)
  • MA (Geography and Environmental Studies)
  • MA (German)
  • MA (History)
  • MA (inter-cultural Communication)
  • MA (Journalism)
  • MA (Lexicography)
  • MA (Philosophy)
  • MA (Political Science)
  • MA (Psychology)
  • MA (Public Sociology and Anthropology)
  • MA (Second-language Studies)
  • MA (Social Anthropology)
  • MA (Socio-informatics)
  • MA (Sociology)
  • MA (Translation)
  • MA in Visual Arts
  • MA in Visual Arts (Art Education)
  • MA in Visual Studies
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • MMus
  • MPhil (Disaster Risk Science and Development [DRSD])
  • MPhil (Film Music)
  • MPhil (information and Knowledge Management)
  • MPhil (Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • MPhil (Music Technology)
  • MPhil (Public Mental Health)
  • MPhil (Science and Technology Studies)
  • MPhil (Transdisciplinary Health and Development Studies)
  • MPhil (Urban and Regional Science)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Ethics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Studies and Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Film Music
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Knowledge and information Systems Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Music Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Research Management and Administration
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Second-language Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Transdisciplinary Health and Development Studies
  • BAccHons
  • BComHons (Actuarial Science)
  • BComHons (Mathematical Statistics)
  • MAcc (Auditing)
  • MAcc (Taxation)
  • MCom (Actuarial Science)
  • MCom (Financial Accounting)
  • MCom (Mathematical Statistics)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science
  • Masters programme in Biomedical Engineering
  • Masters programme in Chemical Engineering, with a focus on Data Analytics
  • Masters programme in Chemical Engineering, with a focus on Sustainable Chemical
  • Masters programme in Civil Engineering
  • Masters programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Masters programme in Industrial Engineering
  • Masters programme in Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
  • MEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • PGDip in Engineering (Civil Engineering)
  • PGDip in Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
  • PGDip in Engineering (Industrial Engineering)
  • PGDip in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Nelson Mandela University

  • Bachelor of Science Honours (Applied Mathematics)
  • Master of Commerce (Accountancy)
  • Postgrad Diploma in Accountancy
  • Technical and Vocational Education in Training (Adv Dip TVT)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechatronics
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Applied Language Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Corporate Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in English
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in IsiXhosa
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Philosophy
  • Honours in Public Administration
  • Master of Arts (Applied Language Studies) Research
  • Master of Arts (English) Research
  • Master of Arts (Media Studies) Research
  • Master of Arts (Philosophy) Research
  • Master of Arts (Xhosa) Research
  • Master of Arts in Creative Media Production
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Mathematical Statistics
  • BSc Hon Applied Mathematics
  • BSc Hon Mathematics
  • Master of Science (Mathematical Statistics)
  • MSc Applied Mathematics
  • MSc Mathematics

University of Johannesburg

  • Accounting Science (PGDip)
  • Auditing (Research) (MCom)
  • Bachelor of Accounting Honours (CA)
  • International Accounting (Coursework) (MCom)
  • Bachelor of Mine Surveying Honours
  • MEng (Engineering) Lectured
  • MEng (Engineering) Research Based
  • MPhil (Engineering) Lectured
  • MPhil (Engineering) Research Based
  • MTech (Engineering)
  • MTech (Quantity Surveying)
  • BAHons (African Languages)
  • BAHons (African Studies)
  • BAHons (Anthropology)
  • BAHons (Applied Linguistics)
  • BAHons (Communication Theory)
  • BAHons (English)
  • BAHons (Film and Television Studies)
  • BAHons (Historical Studies)
  • BAHons (Industrial Sociology)
  • BAHons (Journalism)
  • BAHons (Philosophy)
  • BAHons (Politics and international Relations)
  • BAHons (Psychology)
  • BAHons (Social Policy) (Community Development)
  • MA (African Languages) Coursework Masters
  • MA (African Languages) Research Masters
  • MA (Anthropology) Research Masters
  • MA (Applied Linguistics) Coursework
  • MA (Applied Linguistics) Research Masters
  • MA (Communication Studies) Research Masters
  • MA (English) Research Masters
  • MA (Film and Television Studies) Coursework
  • MA (Film and Television Studies) Research Masters
  • MA (Historical Studies) Research Masters
  • MA (Industrial Sociology) Coursework
  • MA (Journalism) Research Masters
  • MA (Philosophy) Coursework
  • MA (Philosophy) Research Masters
  • MA (Psychology) Research Masters

MORE ABOUT THE ISFAP POSTGRADUATE BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, accommodation, monthly allowances and student support.

ISFAP provides discretionary funding, which is made available through the contributions of various donors in the public and private sector.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ISFAP POSTGRADUATE BURSARY

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 been accepted to study at one of the above partner tertiary institutions, towards one of the qualifications listed above, in 2024
  • You must be starting your first year of postgraduate studies in the 2024 academic year

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at: ISFAP Postgraduate Bursary Application 2024

Applicants will be required to Register an account before they can Login and apply.

Enter “StudentRoom” in the field asking how you heard about the ISFAP Postgraduate bursary.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic results/ transcripts (certified copy)
  • Proof of Registration (on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copy)
  • Proof of household proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of any grants or pension if applicable) (certified copy)
  • Completed ISFAP Consent Form (.pdf) – completed by the applicant and household contributors (certified copy)
  • Motivation Letter to support your application (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Note: all documents must have been certified within the past 3 months.

Application Deadline: 05 January 2024

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