13.05.23 / All SU financial aid applications have been processed and outcome letters emailed to the student mailbox (please also check your spam folder)

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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 2024 open

current students: 1 Jul – 31 Aug**
prospective students: 1 Aug – 31 Oct**

All current and propsective students will receive an email with instructions on preparing the required support documents and how to apply

*SU funding is mostly partial cost awards, and includes SU external donor bursaries and family bursaries
**Dates subject to change

Stellenbosch University believes that every student who has the potential to make a success of academic studies should as far as practicable be given the appropriate opportunities. 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. 


See what kind of bursaries are available

Bank Loan

See what kind of bank loans are available

How to Apply

Application dates, processes, and forms

Notice from ICBC

Please read the most recent update from the Institutional Committee for Business Continuity (ICBC): Immediate steps to curb spread of COVID-19 Due to COVID-19 infections, CUBL will only allow students who have made a booking via the Admin A building booking system to...

Contact Us

Any financial aid 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.

Stellenbosch Campus

Physical Address

Admin A Building, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600

Office hours

Monday to Friday 8:00 – 16:30

+27 21 808 9111


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


Centre for Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans (CUBL)


All and only NSFAS and FUNZA bursary assistance at SU (including FMHS NSFAS/FUNZA students)


Due to the high volume of emails received and handled by CUBL, all email correspondence must include a student number, bursary name/ref, and a short descriptor in the subject line.

For example: 'SU#12345678 / NSFAS – change in accommodation form request'. This will ensure your enquiry can be attended to promptly and efficiently.

Current bursary students can make an in-person booking here.
virtual meeting can be schedule via MS Teams (this is our preferred mode of communication).