Sefako Makgatho Bursaries

Sefako Makgatho Bursaries, Financial Aid Office (FAO) strives to render excellent, efficient, professional and a friendly service to students. FAO offers students an opportunity to access tertiary education, though not all students qualify for financial aid assistance as it is granted on the basis of certain financial and academic criteria. Students who are needy and have academic potential are urged to collect application forms and apply for financial aid at the FAO.

Services provided at the FAO include: Merit Bursaries

As a first year student, you qualify to receive a merit bursary, if you are studying towards your first degree, for the first time after passing grade 12. An average mark of 70% or higher in your grade 12 final examination to qualify for the bursary.

The 70% average is calculated as follows:

  • The old curriculum, matriculation certificate, add the percentages of six best (6) of the final exam results and divide by six (6).
  • On the new curriculum, senior certificate, add the percentage of all subjects (excluding Life Orientation) and divide by the number of those subjects.


Invitation for full time bursary applications: 2019 Academic Year

Applications should be submitted to the University between 7 and 8 January 2019. Completed forms must be handed to Mrs Ansie J van Rensburg at the Financial Aid Office in the Sports Complex, no late applications will be accepted.

2019 Postgraduate Bursary Opportunity Presentation!!!
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be visiting Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University to address students about the CSIR Postgraduate Bursary opportunities.All interested Science and Technology students who intend to register for Honours/Masters or PhD studies in 2019 are invited to attend.The supported research focus areas for Masters/Doctoral study are restricted to:AerospaceCompositesModelling and digital sciences (data science, biometrics, cybersecurity, etc.)Microsystems TechnologyTitanium (manufacturing elements)Photonics (free space communication, fibre-optics, laser welding and optics, etc.)Biotechnology (Biopharming, bio- processing and bio – catalysis)Information and Communications TechnologyExamples of relevant major courses for those applying for Honours bursary are as follows:
Information SystemsInformation TechnologyElectronic EngineeringStatisticsMathematical StatisticsEpidemiology and BiostatisticsBiotechnologyBiochemistryetc.Computer ScienceElectrical & Computer EngineeringInformation Systems ManagementData ScienceApplied MathematicsBiological SciencesChemistryPhysics
Please if interested, RSVP with your name via e-mail to Ms. Jadah Matentji at [email protected] by  25 May 2018.Date    :   28 May 2018Venue:    CP3L001Time   :   11:30 am