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Undergraduate Student Merit Awards

  • All students registered for an undergraduate higher certificate, degree or diploma may qualify for a Student Merit Bursary
  • A Student merit bursary is regarded as a first payment towards fees.
  • No Application is required as students are identified by using the Applicable Rules/Criteria.
  • A Weighted Average of at least 70% must be attained.


Applicable Rules/Criteria:

  • Students qualify for the Student Merit Award only in respect of their first undergraduate qualification.
  • Students must register for the full academic year for the degree or diploma in the year for which the award is made, including the year in which experiential learning takes place, otherwise the bursary will be forfeited.
  • The student must have been registered for modules with a total credit value of not less than 96 credits (or a relative course weight (RCW) of not less than 0.8), irrespective of whether the student was registered part-time or full-time.
  • Exempted modules are not counted for total credit value or RCW purposes.)
  • The student must have passed all the registered modules at the first attempt; a pass after a re-examination would be a disqualification.
  • Occasional students do not qualify for this bursary.
  • The rand value of the award will be determined annually in the light of the available budget and in terms of a sliding scale.
  • The award cannot be carried forward to a next study period.
  • A student must qualify anew for the bursary every year.
  • These bursaries are available to South African as well as international students.