Does ISFAP Fund Postgraduate Courses?

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The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) provides ISFAP bursaries to students who come from poor and working class backgrounds. Here's whether they'll fund postgrad courses.


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Are you wanting to submit an ISFAP application so that you can benefit from an ISFAP bursary but you're not sure if they'll fund your postgrad course? Here's the answer.

The following are the areas of study ISFAP covers per institution:

  • Central University of Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering
  • Nelson Mandela University
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Civil Engineering 
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electrical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Industrial Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Marine Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics
  • University of Venda
    • Bachelor of Arts in Language Practice
    • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
    • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
  • Stellenbosch University
    • BEng Civil Engineering
    • BEng Electric and Electronic
    • BEng Mechatronic
    • BEng Industrial Engineering
    • BEng Mechanical Engineering
    • BEng Chemical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Accounting
    • Medicine (MBChB)
  • University of Witwatersrand
    • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting 
    • Bachelor of Economic Science in Actuarial Science 
    • BCom General
    • Bcom Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Medicine
    • Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing
    • BSc (Maths of Finance)
    • BSc (Statistics and Actuarial Science)
  • University of Pretoria
    • BCom Accounting Sciences
    • BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)
    • BEng Chemical Engineering
    • BEng Civil Engineering
    • BEng Computer Engineering
    • BEng Electrical Engineering
    • BEng Electric and Electronic Engineering
    • BEng Industrial Engineering
    • BEng Mechanical Engineering
    • BEng Metallurgical Engineering
    • BEng Mining Engineering
  • Walter Sisulu University 
    • Bachelor of Chemistry 
    • Bachelor of Physics with Chemistry
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • University of Cape Town 
    • Bachelor of Business in Actuarial Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Electrical Engineering
    • Medicine (MBChB)
    • Occupational Therapy
  • Tshwane University of Technology
    • Bachelor of Technology in Nursing
    • National Diploma in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    • Bachelor of Occupation Therapy
    • Bachelor of Pharmacy
    • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    • MBChB
  • University of Johannesburg 
    • BBAcc Bachelor of Accounting 
    • B(Eng. Tech) Electrical Engineering
    • B(Eng. Tech) Mechanical Engineering
    • B(Eng) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • B(Eng)  Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Information Technology 
    • B(Eng) Mechanical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Computer Science and Informatics

From the information above, we can then conclude that ISFAP does not fund postgraduate courses. ISFAP only funds undergraduate courses.

Should you be looking for ways to fund your postgrad qualification, you should consider applying for funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF). 

Other options you have is to get a student loan from either a bank in South Africa or an organisation like Fundi. Another option is to get crowdfunding for your fees through Feenix.

 


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