Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Bursaries

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Bursaries

External bursaries and scholarships

External bursaries and scholarships are offered by off-campus organisations such as companies, NGOs, government departments, and SETAs. Students must apply to these organisations directly.

The Financial Aid Office has compiled a list of donors who provide financial aid to applicants who meet certain criteria.

List of donors for external bursaries and scholarships

Where else to look for bursaries and scholarships

  • Employers of parents, friends, family
  • Religious organisations
  • Clubs, societies
  • Your local municipality
  • The institute or council of a specific career field
  • Your local newspaper, magazines, the local library
  • Career websites

How to apply for a bursary

  • Write a short letter to ask for application forms for all the bursaries that you think you are eligible for.
  • Apply early, well before the closing date – applications are not accepted after the closing date.
  • Apply only for those bursaries you are eligible for.
  • Apply for as many bursaries as possible.
  • Only accept one bursary unless the organisation says you may apply for others.
  • Be prepared for disappointment – you may not be successful the first time or the second time.
  • Try to make another plan in case you do not get a bursary.
  • A neat, accurate and honest application makes a good impression.

When you fill in your application form

  • Answer all the questions.
  • Complete the form neatly in print.
  • Use black or blue ink only.
  • Keep the form clean and in good condition.
  • Carefully check the form for mistakes.
  • Be completely accurate.
  • Be completely honest.
  • Include a certified copy of your most recent examination results signed by a Commissioner of Oaths, usually found at the local Post Office or Police Station.
  • Ensure you attach all the supporting documents requested by the organisation

BTech/ Honours Bursaries

NSFAS Bursaries/ Loans

NRF BTech Bursaries 2017

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) are pleased to announce an application process for Honours’ and Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) bursaries in 2017 in the following funding categories: NRF Free-standing; Innovation and Scarce Skills Development Fund.

Historically, students requesting NRF bursaries for Honours’ and final year B Tech studies applied directly to the university where he/she intended to pursue studies. In order to comply with good corporate governance, the NRF is implementing a standardised application form and process for all Honours and final year B Tech students to submit an application on the NRF Online Submission system. Institutions will use a standard score card provided by the NRF to evaluate eligible applications, before selecting and nominating students to take up the allocated bursaries. Awards will continue to be made to institutions through a block grant allocation based on budget availability.

Applicants closing date is 25 October 2016
NRF/ institutional closing date is 14 November 2016

Application guide

CHIETA Bursary call

Application form

Closing date: 31 August 2016


NSFAS Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

Honours and BTech students are invited to apply for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) scholarships tenable at CPUT.

  • This grant is exclusively for South African citizens.
  • The forms must be hand-delivered at the CPGS offices.
  • The assessment will be done by CPGS in line with other bursaries that are managed by CPGS.
  • NB: late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that only the courses listed here are applicable for funding.

Call information

NRF BTech call 2016