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University of the Free State (UFS) Honours Bursaries 2023

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University of the Free State (UFS) Honours Bursaries 2023 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for Bursary programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for Bursary programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest Bursaries programmes at the UFS for 2023/2024 and how to apply.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

Last updated on February 14th, 2023 at 11:02 am

The University of the Free State (UFS) invites South African students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursary Application closing date is 28 February 2023

Bursaries will be awarded for full-time Honours studies at UFS, to students in need of financial support.

The bursary will provide once-off partial cover for tuition fees. The bursary will NOT pay off outstanding fees from previous years.

The bursary will be awarded based on 2 main factors: academic merit and availability of funds.

Candidates who receive the UFS bursary will be required to attend compulsory CGS Research Capacity Development workshops.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You may be a South African citizen or an International student
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree (at any institution)
  • You must have achieved a minimum average of 65% for your undergraduate studies
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in the minimum prescribed period
  • You must be intend on studying on a full-time, towards a first Honours qualification at the University of the Free State in 2023
  • You must demonstrate strong academic ability
  • You must NOT be pursuing an undergraduate degree (regardless of the degree for which you are
  • You must NOT intend on studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma qualification, including Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • You must NOT be employed
  • You must NOT be receiving any government bursary/ scholarship award (this includes the NRF)
  • You must NOT be receiving the UFS Staff Study Benefit/ Remission on your tuition fees
  • You must NOT already hold an Honours or final year BTech Degree
  • You must NOT be registered for your second year of an Honours degree
  • You must NOT have received funding from the Centre for Graduate Support in the previous years


Applications must be submitted online at: UFS Honours Bursary Application 2023

Applicants who did NOT complete their undergraduate degree at UFS:
submit your academic records (in pdf format) via email to:
(Insert the words “Application for UFS Honours Funding” and your UFS student number in the email subject line).

Applicants who completed their undergraduate degree at UFS:
do NOT submit your academic record, it will be accessed by the Centre for Graduate Support.


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