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Financial assistance: Overview

Funding Developments

The University of Cape Town is committed to providing a broad based financial assistance programme. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is introducing a Central Application System which will impact on our financial assistance policy. While we are unable at this stage to pinpoint the impact this may have, we do guarantee that no student/applicant who applies on time and qualifies for Aid will pay more than the expected family contribution we have determined. Thus, depending on your family circumstances, you may well be eligible to attend UCT for as little as R1 000 total contribution.

For many decades UCT has been providing financial assistance to assist financially disadvantaged students to study at UCT.

UCT runs two financial assistance programmes, 1) financial aid package and 2) GAP funding. The University is committed to providing assistance to a broad category of financially disadvantaged students and families. The University allocates significant funds annually to financial assistance programmes to meet this commitment. With the support of our valued donors and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS - governments loan scheme) we strive to provide the best financial assistance programmes possible.

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New information

2015 Financial Aid Application Form

2014 Private Accommodation Form

2014 Sibling Rebate Application Form

2014 UCT & NSFAS Financial Assistance Application Form

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