University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN Merit Awards

University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN Merit Awards

INTRODUCTION

Scholarships and Merit Awards are offered to the top Grade 12’s intending to study at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). The Grade 12 Merit Awards are awarded on receipt of the Senior Certificate symbols from the Department of Basic Education and no separate application for the scholarship is necessary (you must apply and be offered a place for study at UKZN through the Central Applications Office (CAO) in order to qualify). This does not apply to any individual who has studied beyond Grade 12 before coming to the University of KwaZulu-Natal and/or is not intending to do so within two years of the applicant’s Senior Certificate date. (Subject to annual review)

Please note that recipients can only qualify for one scholarship per academic year.

1. PRESTIGE ENTRANT SCHOLARSHIPS

1.1 PIUS LANGA SCHOLARSHIP (PRESTIGE ENTRANT SCHOLARSHIP)

R50,000 to matriculants from schools writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and ranked in the top ten in each of the nine provinces, and to learners from Independent Examination Board (IEB) schools in KZN who are ranked in the top 50 nationally in the IEB final matriculation examinations.

 

Renewal/Retention of Pius Langa Scholarship

Entrant prestige awards of R50,000 may be retained into the next year of undergraduate study if the recipient scores at least 80% on a weighted average basis on a normal full-year subject load.

 

1.2 FRENE GINWALA SCHOLARSHIP (PRESTIGE ENTRANT EQUITY SCHOLARSHIP)

 

The top 10 African female entrants who register at the University of KwaZulu-Natal are awarded R20,000.

 

Renewal/Retention of Frene Ginwala Scholarship

Entrant prestige equity awards of R20,000 may be retained into the next year of undergraduate study if the recipient scores at least 75% on a weighted average basis on a normal full-year subject load. Recipients of prestige equity awards who score between 70% and 74% on the same basis may retain an award of R15, 000.

2. ENTRANT MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

 

2.1 Merit Scholarships of R20, 000 are available to top achievers with Level 7 or greater NSC results in at least six academic subjects excluding Life Orientation, Mathematics Literacy & Additional Maths.

2.2 Merit Scholarships of R15, 000 are available to top achievers with Level 7 or greater NSC results in at least five academic subjects excluding Life Orientation, Mathematics Literacy & Additional Maths.

 

Entrant awards are not available to learners who join the University of KwaZulu-Natal from other institutions of higher learning.

 

 

Renewal/Retention of entrant awards

Entrant merit awards may be retained into the next year of undergraduate study at R20,000 if the recipient scores at least 80% on a weighted average basis on a normal full-year subject load (dependent on degree and College requirements).

 

NB: All Entrant awards may not be carried forward into postgraduate study.

3. GRADE 12 TOP PERFORMANCE LEARNERS

 

An Entrant Scholarship Voucher of R20, 000 will be given at school to those matriculants who are ranked within the top 10% of Entrants from each of the largest 100 feeder schools serving the University of KwaZulu-Natal based on their Grade 11 results, who are not included in category 2 above i.e. Entrants attracting these awards cannot also hold the Merit Scholarships for Exceptional Achievement.

 

Renewal/Retention of entrant awards

These entrant merit awards may be retained into the next year of undergraduate study at the same value of R20, 000 if the recipient scores at least 80% on a weighted average basis on a normal full-year subject load.

4. PRESTIGE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Learners must have played sport at National level in the year immediately before registration with the institution; the scholarship is intended to cover tuition costs. A maximum of 12 scholarships are awarded, renewals are based on satisfactory academic performance.

 

Further information on application procedures can be obtained from:

 

The Financial Aid Advisor

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

Howard College: 031 260 7064/1502

Pietermaritzburg: 033 260 5837/6145

Westville: 031 260 7705

 

The Financial Aid Advisor

Scholarships Office

College of Health Sciences

Howard College: 031 260 4359/7162

Medical Campus: 031 260 4359/7889

Westville: 031 260 7889

 

The Financial Aid Advisor

Scholarships Office

College of Humanities

Howard College: 031 260 3258/2912

Pietermaritzburg: 033 260 5758

Edgewood: 031 260 3603

 

The Financial Aid Advisor

Scholarships Office

College of Law and Management Studies

Howard College: 031 260 1106

Pietermaritzburg: 033 260 5837

Westville: 031 260 7912