ISFAP Bursary 2023 Closing Date

ISFAP Bursary 2023 Closing Date

As ISFAP opens application for its 2023 bursary funding, applicants are advice to note the closing date as to prepare. Student funding can feel out of reach for those looking to pursue a tertiary education but are unable to afford it. If this is the case for you then you will be pleased to learn that the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) has recently opened their online applications. Here’s everything you need to know about how to apply.

If you are looking to become a University student, but are unsure about how you will fund your tertiary studies, then applying for a bursary through ISFAP is a worthy option to consider. 

ISFAP Bursary 2023 Closing Date

The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) has recently announced that their online applications for 2023 are now open until 31 October 2022. Applicants are advised to submit bursary applications within this period, as ISFAP will not accept any late applications.

Careers Portal caught up with ISFAP’s Regional Project Manager, Sifanele Biyela to get more insight on how the application process changed compared to the last application period.

ISFAP has made the application more convenient and the application process is likely to take students about five minutes to submit, according to Biyela.

“The application process for ISFAP is purely online. We have an online application website that students can access and create a profile. That profile will then direct you to an “Apply” button and the required documents are still the same as last year.” she told Careers portal

Students are required to submit the following documents along with their completed application: 

  • A certified copy of your Identity Document (ID)
  • A certified copy of your latest Grade 12 results or Grade 11 final results
  • A signed and certified consent for that downloaded from the ISAFP online application website.

ISFAS allowances do not have a fixed amount and are susceptible to change annually based on the qualifying student’s funding requirement following a review by the bursary scheme.

There is a discretionary limit because at the end of every academic year we review allowances and then take them to the board for approval for the following year. So 2022 allowances will not be relevant in 2023 because the will be changes.

Students who qualify for the bursary and have had their student funding application approved can expect the ISFAP bursary scheme to cover the following expenses:

  • Full tuition costs
  • Student accommodation up to an annual cap (In both private and university student residences)
  • Book allowances (through Van Schaik BookStore)
  • ISFAP also provides a laptop
  • Meal and cash allowance paid directly to the student (or cash and transport allowance depending were the student is based)

Students also sign a contract that gives ISFAP consent to review their academic performance progress annually. As mentioned above, the bursary’s applications will remain open until 31 October 2022.

For those looking to contact the bursary scheme for any queries, the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) can be reached through the following platforms: