Student Funding: bursaries & loans

Bursaries: master's and doctoral degrees


Bursary for new master's and doctoral students

The next application period for this bursary will open on 4 January 2021 and close on 31 March 2021. Click here for more information and to apply.


Bursary for returning master's and doctoral students

The next application period for this bursary will open on 23 November 2020 and close on 29 January 2021. Click here for more information and to apply.


Department of Transport Bursaries

Closing date: 31 March 2021


Bursary criteria

  1. The bursary covers unemployed youth under the age of 35.
  2. Only students registered for the following qualifications will be considered:
    1. BCom in Transport Economics
    2. BCom in Logistics
    3. ND in Civil Engineering
    4. BTech in Civil Engineering
    5. Honours in Transport Economics
    6. Honours in Logistics
    7. Master's in Transport Economics
    8. Master's in Logistics
    9. MTech in Civil Engineering
  3. Should a recipient fail to successfully complete his/her studies, Unisa reserves the right to recall the money with interest at the going rate.
  4. Successful students will be selected by a selection committee.
  5. All returning bursary students must have passed 50% or more of their previously registered modules to be considered for new intake/funding.
  6. The following documents are REQUIRED:
    1. A certified copy of a valid Senior Certificate (if you have completed Grade 12)
    2. A certified copy of your latest academic transcript or record on an official letterhead or with a logo (if you are already at university)
    3. A certified copy of a valid South African identity document
    4. Salary advice of the person responsible for your needs
  7. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


Please click here to download the bursary application form. Application forms must be submitted via e-mail to kgolejk1@unisa.ac.za by the closing date.

Last modified: 2021/02/01