ISFAP Online Applications 2025 – How to Apply to ISFAP

ISFAP Stands for the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, it is a bursary scheme that provides funding opportunities to first-year undergraduate students, but it does not guarantee to fund all applicants.

The funding provided by ISFAP is made available through the contributions of various donors in the public and private sectors.

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Criteria for ISFAP Application

To be eligible for the ISFAP bursary, applicants typically need to meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be South African citizens and must be in Financial Need. This is because the ISFAP bursary targets students from poor and working-class families, with a household income threshold set at R600,000 per annum.

Applicants must have a strong academic record and meet the entry requirements for their chosen field of study. ISFAP prioritises fields that are critical to the national economy, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees.

ISFAP Online Application

An online application form must be completed in full and the requisite supporting documentation provided/uploaded by qualifying students. Applications without the supporting documents uploaded will not be considered.

The applications will be added to a database that will be used to pair qualifying students that match donor/ISFAP criteria. ISFAP will keep applicants informed of the status of their application.

What Is your Gain?

Successful applicants will receive a funding package that includes Tuition, Accommodation, Study Material, Monthly Stipend and Meals as Well as Student Support and An On-Campus ISFAP Programme Manager.

How to Apply to ISFAP

To register for Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP), you’ll need to follow the steps below.

ISFAP Application Deadline

Students interested in applying for ISFAP funding will have around five months to apply.

The ISFAP bursary applications are set to close in October 2024, however, there is a limited number of bursaries available which means students must apply as soon as possible.


ISFAP collect a fair amount of personal data on their website and throughout the application process. ISFAP acknowledges and agrees that the Personal Information will not, under any circumstances, be processed for purposes prohibited by POPI and/or the principles contained in POPI and that the processing of Personal Information will be done fairly and in accordance with legal provisions, given that the purpose for which processing of the Personal Information is adequate, relevant and not excessive.

Should you need further assistance or have any concerns or queries, please email or call the national hotline 087 805 8500.

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