How To Pay For Your WSU Fees

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Financing your post-school studies can be tricky. There are many funding options available to you as a Walter Sisulu University student and here are some of them.

Getting accepted at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) is a huge part of the process to securing your future. However, you're going to need to figure out how you're going to pay for your studies. We might be able to help you there.

Old Mutual Education Trust: This will award a student a scholarship worth R65,000 which will cover registration, tuition, prescribed books, approved study materials, meals, accommodation and transport allowance. Click here for more information.

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.

ISFAP will only fund the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Physics with Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

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 articles 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. More information can be found here.

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 help students fund their studies. Read our article on Feenix here.

Banks: Many South African banks offer loans for students looking to fund their studies. Read our article to find out which banks offer student loans.

For further financial assistance, go visit the Financial Aid office at your campus.

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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