How To Pay For Your SPU Fees

Should you choose to pursue a higher education, figuring out how you're going to pay for you fees is a huge part of it. Here are ways to fund your SPU tuition.

Sol Plaatje University has opened up it's applications for 2021. The step that comes after applying is figuring out how you're going to be paying for your studies. Here are some options for you. 

SPU recommends looking at:

    • They facilitate skills development, establish learning programmes such as learnerships, skills programmes, internships and other strategic learning initiatives and disburses grants to employers and training providers.
    • Website:
    • General Enquiries: telephone +27 (0) 11 276 9600
  • W&R SETA
    • Website:
    • The W&RSETA provides learning programmes, disbursement of grants and monitoring of education and training.
    • General Enquiries: telephone +27 (0) 53 831 4117
    • Kimberley Office
    • The SETA is mandated to promote and facilitate the delivery of education, training and development in order to enhance the skills profile of the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector and contribute to the creation of employment opportunities especially for those previously disadvantaged.
    • Website:
    • General Enquiries: telephone +27 (0) 53 832 0051
  • NYDA (National Youth Development Agency)
    • Kimberley Office
    • The NYDA aims to tackle challenges that the nation’s youth are faced with. They want to improve young people in South Africa's lives while also providing them with opportunities.
    • Website:
    • General Enquiries: telephone +27 (0) 53 807 1022
  • NCPETF (Northern Cape Provincial Education Trust Fund)
    • Kimberley Office
    • The mission of the NCPETF is to provide funding to deserving and needy students in order to access opportunities to address the socio economic imperatives in the Northern Cape.
    • Website:
    • General Enquiries: telephone +27 (0) 53 831 3550

ISFAP Funding: The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) is government initiative to provide financial assistance to very poor, poor and “missing middle" students. Read our article on ISFAP here.

Department of Labour Bursaries: Students with disabilities qualify for (apart from any other bursaries) for bursaries from the Department of Labour and are required to apply directly at the Department for these bursaries.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme: Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Read our article on the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme here.

NSFAS: NSFAS offers fully subsidized free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans where there is up to R350,000 household income per year. This bursary includes tuition fees, learning materials allowances, transport allowances and living allowances. Visit their website here for more information. 

Fundi: Fundi offers students loans to fund their studies. Visit their website here for more information. 

Feenix: This is a student programme that uses the process of fundraising in order to helped students fund their studies. Read our article on Feenix here.

Banks: Many South African banks offer loans for students looking to fund their studies. 

For funding separate from your university and their Financial Aid office, you can visit the Bursaries Portal to see which bursaries are available to you as a student.

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