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Student funding

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 100 total contribution.

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

Due to unforeseen financial constraints and the demand for financial assistance the University of Cape Town will no longer fund all Postgraduate Diploma studies effective 2015. The policy changes are in line with NSFAS funding policy framework.

Our commitment is to provide fair and equitable access to a first qualification.

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New Information

2017 Financial Aid Application Form for Students Currently Registered at UCT

2016 Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Appeals Application Form

2016 Private Accommodation Form

2016 Sibling Rebate Application Form

Careers Services: Bursaries/Scholarship Opportunities