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DHET 2018 Fee Adjustment Grants

Dear Students


We are inviting students from families with a gross combined household income of no more than R600 000 per annum qualify to apply for the 8% Fee Adjustment Grant (so-called gap funding). It is not a loan and will not have to be repaid by qualifying students.

Who qualifies?

OnlySouth African citizens and citizens with permanent South African residence studying towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in 2018.

The applicant and direct family (mother, father, spouse or legal guardians) must have a gross combined family income of R600 000 or less per annum before tax deductions.

The DHET Grant will only cover tuition fees and university managed accommodation

Applicants who have been approved for NSFAS funding do not have to apply; they will automatically be considered.

NSFAS and gap-funded students

All current and new UWC NSFAS and 2017 GAP funded students do not have to complete the DHET Grant application form but will automatically qualify for the DHET Grant (these students have already been means tested).

Who must apply?

Undergraduate and postgraduate students who are not on NSFAS but are within the R600 000 annual family income have to download the application form to be considered for the 8% Grant.

Where to apply

For more information:

Interested students must complete an online application form at

Please ensure that all the required documents accompany your application for gap funding. Incomplete applications will result in unnecessary delays.

Any queries should be directed to

Closing date

31 May 2018