Unisa Application Grant 2023-2024
In 2019, the Minister of Higher Education and Training stated that the government will subsidize fee adjustments for all eligible enrolled students with a combined family income of up to R600 000 per year.
This subsidy will be in the form of a grant (not a loan) and will be shown on the student’s fee account if accepted.
Only the difference between Unisa’s 2019 and 2020 student fees will be covered by the fee adjustment (missing middle) award. This implies that depending on whether you are enrolled in undergraduate or honors programs, you may get between R40 and R200 for each module.
What is a combined family income?
This is the entire amount of money earned by the student and his or her immediate family (mother, father, spouse, or legal guardian) through earnings, salaries, grants, pensions, or other sources of income, such as rental or company revenue.
The total gross family income (before deductions) must not exceed R600 000 per year.
Who should apply?
You may apply for the 2023 fee adjustment grant if
- you are a Unisa undergraduate or postgraduate student presently enrolled in a course at the university (formal qualification).
- You are a citizen of South Africa.
- Your annual household income does not exceed R600,000.
- For the 2017 academic year, you will only get a partial bursary/scholarship, which will not cover the entire cost of your studies (provided that your combined family income does not exceed R600 000).
Who should not apply?
- Students who have already received a fee adjustment (missing middle) award for the 2022 academic year.
- Students from families with a combined annual income of more than R600 000.
- Students who have previously applied for NSFAS support for the 2022 academic year and are eligible. NSFAS candidates who meet the criteria will be immediately evaluated for the 2022 fee adjustment award.
- Students that graduated from Quintile 1, 2, or 3 schools in 2011. These students will be automatically considered for the fee adjustment award in 2023 and will not need to apply.
- Students who will be awarded a full-fledged bursary or scholarship for the academic year 2023-2024.
- International students (any student without a South African ID).
When can I apply?
For the academic year 2023-2024, Unisa has reopened applications for the fee adjustment (missing middle) award. From November 10 through November 24, 2023, applications will be accepted.
How do I apply?
It’s a straightforward procedure with only two steps:
Download the credit check consent form and the declaration form (PDF). Fill out the form and sign it before submitting it as part of the online application procedure (step 2). You allow Unisa and its approved service providers access to check the information you supply as part of your application by submitting this form.
Fill out the online application form and submit it. Remember to bring your signed statement and permission form for a credit check.
Please note that applications that are incomplete or late will not be accepted.
When will I receive notification of the outcome of my application?
- By mid-January 2014, Unisa will have informed you of the outcome of your application.
- If your application is successful, your Unisa student fee account will be adjusted with the relevant amount.
- If your application is unsuccessful and you believe that there has been an administrative error in the processing of your application, you may appeal the outcome of your application. Details of the appeals process will be made available at a later stage.
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