UWC  Bursaries , Loans and Scholarships

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UWC  Bursaries , Loans and Scholarships

University Administered Bursaries and Loans

UWC administers a number of funds which make bursary awards to full- time students. The awards range from R1 400 to full-cost awards. You should apply for this assistance when you come to campus for registration. The closing date for applications is 1 March every year for new students and 31 October the previous year for senior students. Bursary-Loans from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) are also administered by the University. The amounts of awards vary, but the maximum for 2006 was R32 500. Up to 40% of each loan can be converted into a bursary, depending on the academic success of the student. For example, if an award of R10 000 is allocated to a student registered for 4 modules, then R4 000 (40% of R10 000) will be converted into a non-repayable bursary if the student passes all four modules. Students are expected to pay back the loan only when they find employment.

National and Provincial Bursaries

The national and provincial governments make bursaries available to promising students whom they would like to have working for them after graduation. If you are interested in applying for such a bursary, you should contact the government department concerned in your home province. These bursaries are usually renewable each year on condition that the student is making satisfactory progress. Allocation of bursaries are based on the needs that exist in a specific province.

Bursaries from Companies and Organisations

You should make direct application for these at the addresses supplied in the bursary brochure. Some companies have training schemes rather like those in government departments, and will pay for your studies provided that they have first call on your services when you qualify. It is also common for employers and unions to offer aid to the dependants of their employees or members. Your parents or guardins should ask about such schemes.

Loans from Banks

Most banks offer loans at preferential interest rates. Further information can be obtained directly from the banks.

 Your payments may be made by direct deposit, electronically (EFT) ,cheque, postal order or foreign drafts using the account details given below.

Payment Information

Your payments may be made by direct deposit, debit card, electronically (EFT) ,cheque, postal order or foreign drafts using the account details given below.

Banking Details

Bank name: ABSA Bank

Account Name: UWC Student Deposit Account

Branch: Public Sector Western Cape

Branch Code: 631609

Account Number: 40 4960 4740

Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ

South African  Students

Beneficiary / Recipient / Deposit Reference:

Student No., Surname and Names

e.g. 2000001 Brown Peter John

Foreign Students

Complete in Field 70 – Purpose of Payment/

Remittance Information:

Student No. Surname and Names

e.g.2000001 Brown Peter John

Namibian Students

Description Details / Reference

Number / Beneficiary’s Account:

Student No. Surname and Names

e.g. 2000001 Brown Peter John

Please note that payments may take up to 48 hours to reflect on our system.

Kindly email or fax proof of payment with yourstudent number and contact details to ensure accurate and timeous processing of your payment. Telephone: (021) 959 2479;  Fax: (021) 959 2986 / 1556;  Telex 526661;  Email: finance@uwc.ac.za

Only contact iro payment enquiries, ALL other enquiries kindly contact the Call Centre on 021 959 3900/ 3901/ 3902

The University accepts Visa, Master Card and American Express credit cards for payments by South Africans only.

Cheques and bank transfers must be made payable to the “University of the Western Cape”

A service levy of R70.00 will be raised on cheques dishonoured by the bank.

Payments may be made personally to the cashiers:

Office hours: Monday – Friday: 08h30 – 16h30

FINANCIAL AID/NSFAS –  telephone number 021 959 9753/2737

Financial Aid Brochure

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