Ways To Pay Your University Of Limpopo Fees


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Looking to study at the University of Limpopo but need to figure out how you're gonna pay those fees? No worries, there are many funding options available for you.

Finances can cause a lot of strain and stress for families and greatly affect the quality of education. University of Limpopo (UL) has made finding funding easier for their students. Along with that, there are also many options outside of what the University offers.

Academic Bursaries for first year students: These bursaries are awarded to full-time students who are registered to study at the University of Limpopo for a first degree for the first time after grade 12 and have obtained an average of 70% or higher during the grade 12 final examination. This would cover full tuition fees. 

Performance bursaries for undergraduate senior students: These bursaries are awarded to full-time senior students who have achieved an overall pass of 70-75% from the previous year /level of study on the first attempt, provided that the full curriculum was taken and passed. The student shall qualify to receive full upfront registration fees, achieved an overall pass of 76% - 100% from the previous year/level of study on the first attempt, provided that the full curriculum was taken and passed. This would cover full tuition fees. Students have to apply annually.

DHET Bursary Scheme: This is a financial aid programme that provides fully-subsidised funding for poor and working class students at public universities. Applicants must have a combined gross family income of up to R350,000 per annum.

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 your 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 more information on other bursaries enquire at Financial Aid Office at 015 268 2405.

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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