Do you qualify for an ISFAP bursary?

Do you need funding to study further? The cost of higher education is a stumbling block for many students but there are now more ways to access financial aid.

The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) is a public-private partnership that seeks to fund poor and middle class students in the higher education sector.

ISFAP focuses on providing financial support to students who wish to pursue careers in Occupations of High Demand. These careers have been identified by the Human Resources Development Council as critical to the South African economy.

According to the HRDC actuaries, accountants, artisans, engineers medial doctors and pharmacists have all been classified as crucial occupations.

Who can apply?

Students that are eligible for ISFAP funding are applicants from families whose annual income is between R0 - R600.00.00 per annum. Applicants must be South African citizens.

Only students who have been accepted into a university programme will be eligible to apply for funding.

What does the bursary cover?

  • Full university fees
  • Accommodation
  • Books
  • Meals stipend
  • Cash allowance
  • Academic support
  • Social support

How do I apply?

Students must ensure that their university of choice has partnered with the ISFAP. Only indiviuals who have enrolled at universities that are listed with the ISFAP will be accepted. Click here to view the list

Students who meet the complete application criteria can apply online here