Details of Unisa Council Bursary Application 2022

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Details of Unisa Council Bursary Application 2022

Details of Unisa Council Bursary Application 2022

Unisa Council has again made money available to assist Unisa students in the following categories:

  • Students who could not graduate because of outstanding debt
  • Continuing students with outstanding debt
  • New students who could not be assisted by NSFAS

To qualify for this bursary, students must apply and meet the following criteria:

  • Be a South African student
  • Be registered for a formal qualification
  • Must have obtained at least a 55% average

The vetting of applications will be done by an external service provider to verify the authenticity of the information submitted. A means test will be conducted to determine financial neediness. Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Click here for the application form. Application forms are also available at Unisa regional offices. Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail to

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2022

Please note that the outcome of your application will be communicated to you via SMS and your myLife e-mail account. Details of Unisa Council Bursary Application 2022

Question and Answer

How do you know if registration data is sent to NSFAS?

  • Registration is activated without paying a minimum registration amount.
  • Student received sms from UNISA confirming that registration has been finalised.
  • By tracking update on NSFAS portal created during application process.

Why is study fees account still owing while NSFAS has approved my funding?

  • NSFAS take responsibility to settle your study fee account later or during the year.
  • The balance owing on study fee account will not interfere with all service due to a student by the university, for example supply of study material, marking of assignments and exams.
  • NSFAS settlement of tuition fee account is subject to a student registered for first qualification and funded qualification.

Why is the payout of allowance delayed?

    • UNISA is waiting for NSFAS to confirm if registration data submitted is successfully processed or linked.
    • Allowances maybe reserved for laptop purchase.
    • Student to confirm if funding is not withdrawn by NSFAS. Details of Unisa Council Bursary Application 2022

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