Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences Financial Aid
About Financial Aid
Financial Aid Office (FAO) strives to render excellent, efficient, professional and a friendly service to students. FAO offers students an opportunity to access tertiary education, though not all students qualify for financial aid assistance as it is granted on the basis of certain financial and academic criteria. Students who are needy and have academic potential are urged to collect application forms and apply for financial aid at the FAO.
Services provided at the FAO include: Merit Bursaries
As a first year student, you qualify to receive a merit bursary, if you are studying towards your first degree, for the first time after passing grade 12. An average mark of 70% or higher in your grade 12 final examination to qualify for the bursary.
The 70% average is calculated as follows:
- The old curriculum, matriculation certificate, add the percentages of six best (6) of the final exam results and divide by six (6).
- On the new curriculum, senior certificate, add the percentage of all subjects (excluding Life Orientation) and divide by the number of those subjects.