ISFAP Bursary Application 2022/2023 | How to Apply

ISFAP Bursary Funding 2022, Application and Closing Date.

ISFAP Bursary Funding

About Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP)

To ensure that poor and middle-class South African students have equal opportunities for higher education alongside their wealthier counterparts, ISFAP was born. It is a funding model designed to remain sustainable while helping students achieve their goals and obtain qualifications in Occupations of High Demand (OHDs). Analysis of South Africa’s OHDs has highlighted its need for more accountants, actuaries, engineers, artisans, doctors, and pharmacists.


These professions are essential South Africa’s continued economic growth and the development of an equal society. A collaboration between the South African government and various private sector stakeholders, ISFAP aims to reduce higher learning dropout rates, give graduates better employment opportunities, and to build the country’s skills base.


Applications are now open for those interested in the bursary from the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, known as ISFAP. They provide bursaries to students who come from poor and missing middle backgrounds.


The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programmme (ISFAP) has opened their applications for their 2022 bursary.

Are you in Grade 12 with a family income between R350,000 and R600,000 and planning to study CA, Actuarial, Engineering, Medicine, Orthotics and Prosthetics? Do you need financial and wrap-around support for your studies?

ISFAP is a foundation that offers academic and psycho-social support to undergraduate students at their partnered universities.


Students who fall under the “poor” category have a household income of R0 to R350 000 per annum and “missing middle” students have a household income of R350 000 to R600 000 per annum.

You will qualify for the funding depending on the following:

  • Household income
  • Academic criteria and registration
  • National benchmark test
  • Matric results
  • Funder constraints

The programme does a household means test for all applying students. Academic criteria and registration may vary for different institutions, however, include the National Benchmark test, matric results and funder constraints.


How To Apply

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  2. You will also need to submit the relevant documents
    • Certified ID Copy of the Applicant
    • Certified Copy of Latest Academic Results (Grade 11 or Matric)
    • Certified Proof of Income
    • Consent form which is signed and certified

The bursary covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Learning material (textbooks, calculators, etc.)
  • Living allowance/Pocket money
  • Non-academic student support

After you submit your application, ISFAP then goes through the completed applications and responds to students’ applications with ‘Pending’ or ‘Incomplete’. They then go through their internal processes such as testing and following that, they will release offers.

Students will receive a contract once they’ve been approved and this contract will have details about what will be covered and when funding will begin.


Contact Details

Address: 17 Fricker Rd, Illovo, Sandton

Telephone Number: 087 805 8500

E-mail Address:


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