University of the Free State Bursaries Application 2024/2025

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Academic merit awards first-years from Grade 12

Academic merit awards (first-year students)

The University reserves the right to amend without prior notice, the regulations and award values and/or conditions applicable to the allocation of awards.

The class fee accounts of students who qualify for academic merit awards will be credited with the amount of the award after they register as students at this University.

The following scale is used to allocate awards:

Admission

Amount

NSC-level of

Achievement

UFS

point

Achievement

level

Admission

required by

Point (AP)

35 – 37

R6 000

UFS

38 – 40

R10 000

7(90% – 100%)

8(90% – 100%)

8

41 – 43

R15 000

7(80% – 89%)

7(80% – 89%)

7

44+

R20 000

6(70% – 79%)

6(70% – 79%)

6

5(60% – 69%)

5(60% – 69%)

5

4(50% – 59%)

4(50% – 59%)

4

3(40% – 49%)

3(40% – 49%)

3

2(30% – 39%)

2(30% – 39%)

2

1(0% – 29%)

The subject Life Orientation receives only 1 point if a student achieved a level of 5 (60%) or more.

These awards are automatically allocated to new students on the basis of performance in the final matriculation examination.

  • Students from the University Access Programmes

Academic merit awards will be allocated to qualifying students registered for one of the following:

  • The University Preparation Programmes
  • Extended Programmes
  • The Higher Certificate in Humanities
  • The Higher Certificate in BCom
  • The Higher Certificate in BAdmin

The calculation for the above-mentioned merit awards only applies to the courses offered by this University.

  • Varsity College Students

UFS Varsity College LLB students are eligible for academic merit awards to the value of 50% of an award of a Bloemfontein Campus student. All other terms and conditions also apply to these students.

  • First-year students who first registered at other higher education institution

First-time entering first-year students, who first registered at other higher education institutions, discontinued their studies and then register at this University, will not qualify for academic merit awards during their first year of study.

  • Interruption of studies

In order to qualify for an academic merit award, a student must again register at the university as a student. If there is an interruption of more than 5 years between the last examination, matriculation university and the year in which the award must be allocated, the student does not qualify for an award.

  • Discontinuation of study

If a student discontinues his course during the year, the award will be recovered pro-rata.

  • Final year students

Students who qualified for the academic merit award at the end of their final year of study need to register for a degree at the UFS within 5 years. If a student does not register within 5 years from their final year of study the academic merit award will be forfeited.

  • Payment of academic merit awards

Students who qualify for an academic merit award will have the award amount credited to their class fee account after registration at the UFS.

  • Undertaking

The student undertakes to complete his degree studies at this university. If he/she does not complete the course, the Council reserves the right to claim back the award as a whole or a part thereof which may already have been paid out to him/her. However, every case will be treated on merit.

  • An award may at any time be withdrawn if the behaviour, diligence or progress of the student is found to be unsatisfactory. If the examination results of a qualifying student are such that he/she will have to repeat the studies of a full year/semester, the award will be regarded as a study loan and it will have to be paid back.

Occasional studies

Students who register for occasional studies do not qualify for merit awards based on their academic achievement of the previous year nor academic achievements during their occasional studies.

  • BML (Baccalaureus in Management Leadership)

Students who register for BML studies do not qualify for merit awards based on academic achievements during their BML studies.

Other University of the Free State Bursaries

Contact the University of the Free State UFS for more details about the Bursaries and also check your status.

Bloemfontein Campus – FinAidenquiriesbfn@ufs.ac.za

  • South Campus – FinAidenquiriessouth@ufs.ac.za
  • Ntswaki Masoleng: +27 51 401 7125
  • Thabiso Mbo: +27 51 401 9894
  • Judy Mothibedi: +27 51 401 7731
  • Tokelo Fako: +27 51 401 7175
  • Tracey-Lee Smith: +27 51 401 3955
  • Pulane Maine: + 27 51 401 3955
  • Namhla Ntia: + 27 51 401 2218

Qwaqwa Campus

  • Lekhotla Lechoba:+27 58 718 5198 (Lechoball@ufs.ac.za; student’s surnames A-L)
  • Tsoanelo Mosikili: +27 58 718 5061 (Mosikilitf@ufs.ac.za; student’s surnames M)
  • Van Rooi Hlapane: +27 58 718 3625 (Hlapanevj@ufs.ac.za; student’s surnames N-Z)

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