University of KwaZulu-Natal Bursary South Africa

About the University of KwaZulu-Natal

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is the result of a merger between the University of Natal and the University of Durban-Westville. The university was established in 2004 and strives to be a premier South African university in fields like research, academic excellence, and serving society.

The institution has five campuses in South Africa – Edgewood, Howard College, Medical School, Pietermaritzburg, and Westville. They also offer courses in various fields of study like humanities, agriculture, engineering, science, health sciences, law, and management studies.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal Bursary

The bursary is being offered to students who are a part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal for the upcoming academic year. It is only for students who require financial assistance and are not funded by other sources. The following colleges under the University of KwaZulu-Natal are offering the bursary:

  • College of Humanities
  • College of Agriculture, Engineering, and Sciences (Pietermaritzburg, Howard, or Westville campus)
  • College of Law & Management Studies (Pietermaritzburg or Westville campus)
  • College of Health Science (Medical School, Howard College, or Westville campus)

Bursary Coverage

The bursary programme provides financial assistance to students in the following areas:

  • Registration Fees
  • Tuition Fees
  • Costs of the course-relevant textbooks
  • Accommodation Fees

The bursary amounts are received from sponsors, and hence the number of bursaries offered in a year and the amount provided per student is not specified. These factors will depend on how much the sponsors have donated.

Eligibility Criteria For The University of KwaZulu-Natal Bursary

Students who can satisfy the following requirements will be eligible to apply for the University of KwaZulu-Natal Bursary:

  • The bursary applicants must be full-time students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for the academic year. It could either be students who are already registered or are intending to register.
  • The students must be studying in one of the University of KwaZulu-Natal colleges listed above.
  • The applicant must not already have funding from other public or private sector sources, or they must have no outstanding debt.
  • The applicant must require financial assistance.
  • The student’s overall family income per annum must not be higher than R350 000.
  • The student applying must have achieved a minimum grade of 55%.

Kindly note that if you cannot satisfy the above requirements, your bursary application will not be accepted.

How to apply?

To apply for the bursary programme, download the UKZN Bursary Application Form..doc

Once you have downloaded the application form, fill up all the required details and submit the form to one of the following email addresses depending on your college and field of study:

College of Agriculture, Engineering Sciences:

  1. Howard campus:
    1. Name: Ms. Linda Mdunge
    2. Email:
  2. Westville campus:
    1. Name: Mr. Mbongiseni Mkhize
    2. Email:
  3. Pietermaritzburg campus
    1. Name: Ms. Marcia Ntamote
    2. Email:

College of Humanities:

  1. Email for all campuses:

College of Law & Management Studies:

  1. Pietermaritzburg campus:
    1. Name: Mr Sandile Mngadi
    2. Email:
  2. Westville campus:
    1. Name: Mrs. Merci Rajkumar
    2. Email: 

College of Health Science:

  1. Howard and Medical School campus:
    1. Name: Mr. Bongumusa Gumbi
    2. Email:
  1. Westville campus:
  2. Name: Mr. Jay Maharajh
  3. Email:

Documents Required

The following documents must be submitted along with your application via email to one of the email addresses mentioned above:

  • A certified copy of the student’s ID document.
  • Certified ID documents of parents or guardians.
  • Proof of income of parents or guardians:
    • Latest payslips – if employed
    • An affidavit – if unemployed
    • SASSA confirmation – if receiving a grant
  • Marriage certificate of parents or guardians – if they are married.
  • In the case that parents are divorced, a divorce certificate is required.
  • Death certificate in case a parent or guardian is deceased.

All of the documents that are being submitted must not be older than 3 months from the date of submission.

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

In case you have any questions regarding the application process or the eligibility criteria for the bursary, kindly contact the bursary provider at:

Contact person: Nazo Nxumalo

Designation: Students’ Representative Council (SRC) Treasurer General

If the bursary has already been closed, please do not make any queries. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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