Scholarships and Merit Awards: 2019
Scholarships and Merit Awards are offered to the top Grade 12’s intending to study at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). The Grade 12 Merit Awards are awarded on receipt of the Senior Certificate symbols from the Department of Basic Education and no separate application for the scholarship is necessary (you must apply and be offered a place for study at UKZN through the Central Applications Office (CAO) in order to qualify). This does not apply to any individual who has studied beyond Grade 12 before coming to the University of KwaZulu-Natal and/or is not intending to do so within two years of the applicant’s Senior Certificate date. (Subject to annual review) Please note that recipients can only qualify for one scholarship per academic year.
1. PRESTIGE ENTRANT SCHOLARSHIPS
1.1 PIUS LANGA SCHOLARSHIP (PRESTIGE ENTRANT SCHOLARSHIP)
R50,000 to matriculants from schools writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and ranked in the top ten in each of the nine provinces, and to learners from Independent Examination Board (IEB) schools in KZN who are ranked in the top 50 nationally in the IEB final matriculation examinations.
Renewal/Retention of Pius Langa Scholarship
Entrant prestige awards of R50,000 may be retained into the next year of undergraduate study if the recipient scores at least 80% on a weighted average basis on a normal full-year subject load.
1.2 FRENE GINWALA SCHOLARSHIP (PRESTIGE ENTRANT EQUITY SCHOLARSHIP)
The top 10 African female entrants who register at the University of KwaZulu-Natal are awarded R20,000.
Renewal/Retention of Frene Ginwala Scholarship
Entrant prestige equity awards of R20,000 may be retained into the next year of undergraduate study if the recipient scores at least 70% on a weighted average basis on a normal full-year subject load.
2. ENTRANT MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
2.1 Merit Scholarships of R25, 000 are available to top achievers with Level 7 or greater NSC results in at least six academic subjects excluding Life Orientation & Mathematics Literacy.
2.2 Merit Scholarships of R20, 000 are available to top achievers with Level 7 or greater NSC results in at least five academic subjects excluding Life Orientation & Mathematics Literacy.
Entrant awards are not available to learners who join the University of KwaZulu-Natal from other institutions of higher learning.
Renewal/Retention of entrant awards
Entrant merit awards may be retained into the next year of undergraduate study at R24,000 if the recipient scores at least 80% on a weighted average basis on a normal full-year subject load (dependent on degree and College requirements).
NB: All Entrant awards may not be carried forward into postgraduate study.
- PRESTIGE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS
Learners must have played sport at National or Provincial level in the year immediately before registration with the institution; the scholarship is intended to cover tuition costs in the first instance. There will be an limited no of full scholarships which will cover tuition and accommodation. A number of scholarships are awarded and the renewals are based on satisfactory academic performance.
Closing date for the Sports scholarship application is 31 October.
Further information on application procedures can be obtained from: The Financial Aid Advisor
4. FEE REMISSIONS FOR FULL TIME RESEARCH POST GRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS
UKZN offers fee remission funding to students registered for a full-time research Master’s degree or a full-time Doctoral degree. The fee remission covers the cost of tuition fees for the first two semesters of a research Master’s degree or the first 6 semesters of a doctoral degree. Students who wish to apply for fee remission funding may contact the Higher Degrees Office in the relevant school for assistance in this regard. Please see/click on the following link – FEE REMISSION TERMS AND CONDITIONS for the terms and conditions that are applicable to fee remissions.