UNISA Bursaries 2020: Application Forms & Requirements

NRF Bursary 2020: Application Forms & Requirements
Funza Lushaka Bursary 2020: Application & Requirements

Unisa’s Student Funding Directorate (DSF) administers donor funds, in the form of study loans and bursaries, according to donors’ criteria. Its main aim is to assist financially needy and academically deserving students. DSF is proud that it has empowered a large number of students from different colleges and diverse geographical groups. Its vision is to be a beacon of great hope and excellence to our clients.

Its mission is to effectively and efficiently administer all funding at our disposal by ensuring that every stakeholder, particularly students and donors, receive high-quality service from a committed and professional DSF team.



Generally speaking bursaries will cover at least:

  • Tuition fees
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Textbooks/Study materials

But you need to check with the individual bursaries to find out the exact coverage.



There are four Bursaries available:

NSFAS bursaries

Click to see the Requirements and How to apply for NSFAS 2020 Bursary.


Bursaries for Undergraduate Qualifications

Transport Education Training Authority bursaries

The Transport Education Training Authority awards bursaries annually for studies aligned to critical and scarce skills identified in the transport sector. Bursary awards are categorised according to sector requirements, with due consideration of the National Skills Development Strategy III, compiled by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Click here to see the bursary criteria.


ENQUIRIES (if you’ve applied already):

Tel: 011 577 7033/7018/7093.


Bursaries for Honours Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas

Application process

All applications are submitted on the NRF online system: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

Late or Incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the following:

  • The application is completely filled with the correct information.
  • To observe the institution’s internal closing date.

Click here for the application guide and click here for the framework document.

Internal closing date: November 25, 2019.

For more info about the Bursary: Click here

Bursaries for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees

Application process

All applications are submitted on the NRF Online system at www.nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

Late and incomplete applications will be rejected.

The process of master’s and doctoral applications has changed. Applications will undergo a college review / vetting before they can be submitted to the NRF.

Click here for the Application and Funding Guide for 2020.

Click here for the Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships for Full-Time Studies Framework 2020 document.

Click here for the 2020 Application and Funding Guide for first-time master’s and doctoral applicants.

Internal closing date:

  • All calls except first-time aplications for master’s degrees: 2 July 2019
  • First-time applications for master’s degrees: 16 August 2019

For more info: Click here

Tel: +27 12 481 4202
E-mail: supportdesk@nrf.ac.za



Since Unisa bursaries consists of several bursaries, they all have different closing Dates depending on the type of Bursary.



Please use the details below:

Address: Sunnyside Campus
Hall B, E’skia Mphahlele Building

Naome Olamijulo
Manager: Bursaries

Tel: 012 429 2094

Nonhlanhla Mabuza
Deputy Director

Tel: 012 429 3460

Isaac Mabena
Manager: Loans
Tel: 012 429 3518

Click Here to see the Full List of People you can contact for More Info.

NRF Bursary 2020: Application Forms & Requirements
Funza Lushaka Bursary 2020: Application & Requirements