University of Pretoria Funding for students with special needs and disabilities
Two main sources of funding are available for students with special needs and disabilities:
- National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) (see section on NSFAS).
- Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) (see section on UP Managed Bursaries).
Students need to meet the criteria as set out by NSFAS/DHET, and apply online directly with NSFAS on their website at www.nsfas.org.za before 30 NOVEMBER 2016.
Other sources of funding may become available during the study year when external donors or institutions offer bursaries, and they are then advertised on the University’s website at www.up.ac.za/feesfunding under the section “External bursaries”.SMS notifications are sent to students with special needs and disabilities who meet the criteria, when such external bursaries are advertised on our website. It is therefore essential for students to update their contact details on the UP Portal (“Student Centre”).
Students with special needs and disabilities are also welcome to apply for any other loan or bursary.