University of Cape Town provides financial support and assistance for students with good academic performance and achievement and yet coming from unfortunate and disadvantaged background. In most cases, the funding for studies depends on the degree, such as undergraduate or postgraduate. For the undergraduate level, for instance, the allocated fund will be assisted with the students’ study cost and shortfalls. In general, the requirements would include qualification for the first year, a proof of financial need, a valid copy of document of citizenship (for South African only), and also be free from any administrative order.
Keep in mind that the undergraduate bursary for the undergraduate level won’t cover the entire expenses as the students and their families are expected to contribute to the total expenses. For instance, the total expenses of the students may reach R100 000 (which includes books, residence, and tuition) but the students are only expected to pay R100 for the cost as the bursary from University of Cape Town will cover the rest. Since the UCT is a part of NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme), the screening process will be done by both UCT and the NSFAS. Anyone interested in the bursary can check http://www.uct.ac.za/apply/funding/undergraduate/financial/finaid/ for further information about University of Cape Town bursary scheme.