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NMMU offers various bursary opportunites that are based on either academic excellence, financial need or social commitment. 

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NMMU Vice-Chancellor Scholarship

The Vice-Chancellor recently introduced a premier scholarship to top achievers in the country. The scholarship, valued at R70 000 a year, is renewable annually for the first undergraduate degree or diploma, provided academic performance remains of the highest standard. Up to 25 Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships are granted each year. 

For more information phone: Marketing & Corporate Relations on 041 504 3084.


Investec Merit Awards

Investec offers once-off partial bursaries of up to R20 000 to first year students who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate degree in BCom Accounting or BCom Rationum.

The amount of the merit award is determined by a committee comprising representatives from NMMU and Investec with reference to the academic performance and household income of successful applicants.

NOTE: The merit award is offered only for the first year of study. Thereafter recipients can apply for the Investec Bursary should they so choose.


  • South African citizens;
  • Admitted for the first time into the BCom Accounting or BCom Rationum programmes;
  • With very good Grade 12 results (i.e. APS score more than 40);
  • With a Mathematics mark of more than 65%; and
  • With a financial need (aggregate household income below R340,000).

Investec Merit Award Application Form

CLOSING DATE: 16 January 2015


Tegkor/NMMU Accounting Bursary 


Are you a Grade 12 learner who meets all of the following criteria? 

  • You are admitted for the first time into the BCom Accounting or BCom Rationum programmes at NMMU in 2015.
  • You have excellent academic results in Grade 12

* An APS score of 45 and higher

* 80% and more for Mathematics


If you meet all of the above requirements, you are eligible to apply for a bursary from the Tegkor / NMMU Accounting Bursary fund.  


  • Learner must be a South African citizen;
  • Bursary amounts of up to R12 500;
  • Bursary will only be awarded for the first year of study, and will be credited to the recipients’ student account. 
  • This bursary can be used together with other bursaries and awards (e.g. NMMU Scholar Merit Awards) - if declared on your application form.


Investec Bursary

Investec offers once-off partial bursaries to students who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate degree in Commerce, Business Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or a Commercial LLB. These degrees represent fields of relevance to the financial services and other key industries.

The main criteria for the selection of applications are financial need and academic potential. Applications are open to young South African citizens with academic potential who are in need of financial assistance. Students working towards or with a Matric Exemption with a minimum of 60% in English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a 50% pass rate in all other subjects. Students who wrote Matric (Grade 12) prior to 2008 should have a minimum of 60% in Maths (HG) and English (HG).


Scholar Merit Awards

The Scholar Merit Award scheme rewards top performing students for the marks achieved in the final Grade 12 exams. The better the learners’ marks, the greater the discount on their fees. No application is necessary – the bursary is awarded automatically. 

Points are awarded for the symbols obtained in each of your seven NSC subjects and the amount is linked to the total merit points achieved.


Sport Bursaries

The NMMU Sport Bureau offers sport bursaries of varying amounts to those who have demonstrated the ability to play sport at a high level of competition. Application forms are available from their office. Email: Charmain.button@nmmu.ac.za or phone 041 504 2496. 

Closing date: Before the end of October each year.


National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

NSFAS is a government loan scheme, with the added incentive of a maximum of 40% being converted into a non-repayable bursary depending on academic performance. The purpose of these loans is to assist financially-needy students who have the academic potential to succeed. As loans do not necessarily cover all costs, students are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources. 

Only students whose GROSS combined family income (mother and father) does not exceed R140 000 per annum can apply. 

Application must be made on the prescribed application form BEFORE 30 October each year. Application forms are available from all financial aid offices from May each year. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.


Bursaries administrated by NMMU

Bursaries are also available to full-time students using funds provided by private donors or trustees. Applications for financial assistance from funds administered by NMMU must be made on a financial aid application form. Application forms can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office on North Campus.

Contact the Financial Aid Office:


Mrs Sibusisiwe Mtyhobile
Financial Aid Clerk
Tel: 27 41 504 3096

Ms Mercy Thinyane
Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
Tel: 041 504 2620

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