All students who applied for 2024 SU Funding Opportunities were notified by end-June of their application outcome.

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Stellenbosch University Centre for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans

The Centre for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans (CUBL) forms part of the Finance division at Stellenbosch University (SU), and our team of professional financial aid practitioners support prospective and current undergraduate students who wish to apply for financial aid by granting and administering bursaries in a sustainable manner.

Each student of SU is personally responsible for making financial provision for the settlement of their Student Fees account. There are different ways to ensure your University education fits your household budget: you can fund your degree programme through a bursary, academic merit or sport award, and/or a bank loan. Our website can assist you in exploring these options.

Do you need Financial Assistance*?

e-applications for 2025 open

FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: 1 July – 30 September 2024
FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: 1 – 31 October 2024 only

All current and propsective students can apply. Please review the Application Process tab for detailed information on eligibility criteria, the required support documents, and instructions on how to apply. You will need your SU student number to gain access to the online form.

*SU funding is mostly partial cost awards, and includes SU external donor bursaries and family bursaries; SU has limited funds available: an application for funding is not a guarantee that a bursary or funding will be granted 

Stellenbosch University believes that every student who has the potential to succeed academically should as far as practicable be given the appropriate opportunities. The Centre for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans (CUBL) thus strives to provide as much support as possible to students who gain admission to the University but lack the financial means required to study. 

Please note, however, that SU has limited funds available; applying for financial assistance is not a guarantee that a student will receive bursary funding. Students are encouraged to not only look to the University for financial support, but to also explore other external (private; state) funding options.

Bursary

See what kind of bursaries are available

Bank Loan

See what kind of student bank loans are available

How to Apply

Application dates, process, and forms

Vision and mission

The Centre for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans (CUBL) forms part of the Finance division at Stellenbosch University (SU) with the primary function of awarding and managing bursaries according to agreed criteria.

Contact Us

Any bursary or funding query must first be logged with the SU Centre for Client Services (021 808 9111)

Thereafter, you will be advised on the best communication channel, be it a transfer call to CUBL, an email, or an in-person consultation.

For any queries, and technical or document issues whilst completing your 2025 SU Funding Opportunities application

Please call 021 808 9111 or email info@sun.ac.za  – with a screenshot or detailed description of the problem encountered – for assistance. Remember to include your SU student number (#) in this subject line: # / SUFO25 application query

Stellenbosch Campus

Physical Address

Admin A Building, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600

Office hours

Monday to Friday 8:00 – 16:30

+27 21 808 9111

info@sun.ac.za

Tygerberg Campus

Physical Address

Clinical Building, Francie van Zijl Drive, Tygerberg 7505

Office hours

Monday to Friday 8:00 – 16:30

+27 21 938 9129 / 21 808 9111

tygbursaries@sun.ac.za

Centre for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans (CUBL)

sunfinaid@sun.ac.za

All NSFAS and Funza Lushaka bursary assistance at SU, including FMHS NSFAS-funded students

nsfas@sun.ac.za

Only 2024 Funza Lushaka applications, modules, and placement queries, contact Mrs Jeannie Saffier

leendert@sun.ac.za

Email correspondence

Due to the high volume of emails received, all email correspondence must please include an SU student number, bursary name/ref, and a short descriptor in the subject line, for example: ‘12345678 / NSFAS – allowance payment query’. This will ensure your enquiry can be attended to promptly and efficiently.