Ikusasa Bursary Application 2025-2026

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Ikusasa Bursary Application 2025-2026: Online Application for Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) Bursary. A Step by Step Guide

Ikusasa Bursary Application 2025

How to Apply Online for ISFAP Postgraduate Bursary Application form for 2025.

The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) Bursary online application 2025 intake will be open on 3 June 2024 and close on 31 October 2024 for the higher education needs and costs of South Africa’s poor and middle-class students.

The programme aims to fast track South Africa’s skills production for the 21st century by funding the higher education costs of mainly students studying towards a career in Occupations of High Demand (OHDs), which have been identified as critical to South Africa’s economic development by the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC). These include Actuaries, Accountants, Engineers, Medical Doctors, Pharmacists and Prosthetists.

Student support that ISFAP Bursary offers:

  • Full university Fees, paid in full
  • Accommodation
  • Books
  • Meals Stipend
  • Cash allowance
  • Academic (tutorials; academic development & extended programmes)
  • Social support
  • Life skills training
  • Mentoring (first year experience)
  • Medical support (psycho-social support)
  • Access to dedicated programme managers
  • Use of an online student platform to track individual academic progress


Application for an ISFAP bursary in 2025 does not in any way guarantee that you will be selected for funding. There is a strict selection process based on merit and funder requirements and finding is limited.

Who qualifies for 2025 ISFAP bursary?

Students that are eligible for ISFAP funding are:

  • Applicants must be a South African citizen.
  • Applicants from families whose annual income is between R0 – R600 000.00 per year.

Ikusasa Bursary Application 2025 Process

The application process for financial funding from ISFAP entails:

  • Apply and get accepted at your University of choice.
  • Assess if you qualify based on the University you have been accepted at and then check against Universities we have partnered with.
  • Assess if you qualify based on ISFAP funded degrees/programmes at University we have partnered with.
  • Check your e-mails regularly once you have started your application process for further engagement and application status update.
  • Applications for the 2025 academic cycle will be opening on the 3rd June 2024. Please proceed to Apply here


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