The University of Limpopo came into existence by the merger of two other universities (the University of the North and the Medical University of South Africa). This merger was made successful on the 1st of January 2005, the day the University of Limpopo came to live.
The University of the North was founded in 1959, while the Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA) was established in 1976. Both universities were operating during the years of apartheid, though they faced major challenges, they were both a major contributor to the society and communities around them.
The University of Limpopo regularly have job openings and tenders all year round, these vacancies and tenders are usually advertised on the official university website. Normally when these openings are posted, you will be directed to a download link; where a pdf document containing all the requirements and process for the application is written in detail.
Openings such as Director Positions, Associate Professors, Lecturers and lots more could be found in this section.
These bursaries are awarded to full-time students who:
The average is calculated by adding the percentages of (six best) of the final exam results and divide by (six).
These bursaries are awarded to full-time senior students who:
These bursaries do not apply to students who are in receipt of any other scholarship or bursary which covers the full amount that the student qualified for. If a student qualified for the full tuition fees and receives a bursary that does not cover the full cost of study, the tuition fee shall be limited to the difference between the full tuition payable and the bursary received by the student.
The bursaries are not automatic, students have to apply annually.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a loan and bursary scheme operating in terms of Act 56 of 1999 and funded by the National Department of Education. NSFAS has been established to assist academically deserving and financially needy South African students to achieve their academic goals at tertiary institutions. It offers low interest rates and up to 40% of the value of the loan will be converted into a bursary should the student pass all courses registered in the year funding was obtained.
NSFAS determines the minimum and maximum award annually. Please enquire at the Financial Aid office for the current limits. A person will, however, be expected to make a contribution towards the total cost of your studies, i.e Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
The size of the award is determined by the family income, according to the NSFAS Means Test.
Where to apply:
Application forms are obtainable from the Financial Aid Office.