CUT Bursaries 2022

BURSARIES: A bursary is a form of financial assistance given to a student for further study or training. Bursaries may differ in terms of an amount of money and duration. Students are selected according to various criteria set by donors, which could include academic merit and financial need. Some bursaries require that students sign a contract to enter the employment of the donor after graduation.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The scholarship amount is normally based on outstanding academic achievement. Scholarships do not normally require the recipient to repay the scholarship and usually, have no employment conditions attached.

STUDY LOANS: A loan is money borrowed, which must be repaid upon completion of studies. Loans are available from banks and institutions like Eduloan. The NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) is a South African Government-funded structure offering assistance to academically deserving and financially needy students. Students may apply for this type of loan at the Financial Aid offices of CUT. Up to 40% of this type of loan can be converted into a bursary, depending on the end-of-year results.

Students can contact Finance via e-mail 

Finance enquiries can be done e-mail.

Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology: and (Bloemfontein Campus) and (Welkom Campus)

Faculty of Management Sciences: and (Bloemfontein Campus) and (Welkom Campus)

Faculty of Humanities: and (Bloemfontein Campus) and (Welkom Campus)

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences: and 

Bursary and Scholarships

Loans (Financial Aid)


  • Go to NSFAS webpage for information.

Feenix Student Fundraising Platform

Feenix is an online fundraising platform that connects students to their communities to fundraise towards their outstanding debt.

If a student would like to use the platform, they must make sure they:

  • are a South African citizen/asylum seeker/permanent resident/refugee
  • have a combined annual household income under R600 000 
  • are a registered student or have historical debt.

To create your profile, you will have to upload:

  • an official fee statement not older than 30 days 
  • a certified ID copy not older than 6 months 
  • a profile picture 
  • your story/biography – tell us about yourself and your dreams (guidelines given on the website).

Visit to start your fundraising journey. 


For more information on EDULOAN, visit

On campus assistance Lapeng Student Centre, tel: +27(0)51 4476210 Customer care: 0860 5555 44