How To Use Intellimali Voucher or Transfer Money From Intellimali to Bank Account

Since the launch of Intellimali in 2009, the company has continued to make payment and management of funds easier for institutions and funders while also making it easy for students to make use of their funds at any time. With the help of the Intellimali card and IntelliCell, students can make purchases at any approved store around their school and off-campus as well. They can also check their balance at any time to know how much they have spent in each allowance category and how much is left.

Sometimes, it is possible for a student not to come out of their residence with their Intellicard, but in the course of the day, realize that they will need to make a purchase from their allowance. Thankfully, this is where the Intellimali Voucher comes in, as long as you are with your mobile phone, you can still spend from your allowance.

Intellimali Voucher Is An Alternative To Intellicard

Students who are recipients of the Intellimali fund would normally need an Intellicard to make purchases from their fund allowance at approved stores in and out of their tertiary institutions. However, there are days when it is possible to forget your card or just leave it at your residence because you didn’t think you will be needing it, but in the course of the day, you have a need that will require funds.


This is no cause for alarm as Intellimali has put these circumstances into consideration, that’s why there is something like an Intellimali Voucher. As long as you are with your mobile phone, you can quickly request a voucher and give the number to the merchant. Keep in mind that the Intellimali Voucher only lasts for 5 minutes, so it is best that you request it when you are ready to make payments.

There are several ways of requesting a voucher and should not take you more than 3 to 5 minutes. While requesting a voucher, ensure that you are at a safe distance from the nearest customer.

You Can Request For an Intellimali Voucher Using USSD Codes

This is one of the easiest methods of requesting a voucher. Whether you have a smartphone or not, you can make use of the USSD code to request a voucher by dialing *120*44431*student number*pin# on your phone.

How Do I Request A Voucher Using IntelliCell?

IntelliCell is the Intellimali mobile application. It can be used to check balances, request vouchers, and receive payment notifications. For you to be able to use IntelliCell, you will have to download it from the Play Store or App Store, install the app on your phone and register your Intellimali account on it. When you have successfully done this, you can now request vouchers by following the steps below:

  • Open the app.
  • Enter your 5 digit PIN.
  • Accept the terms and conditions.
  • Be sure that you have sufficient balance before proceeding to request a voucher.
  • Tap on the menu bar.
  • Select ‘Request Voucher’.
  • Enter your 5 digit PIN.
  • Tap on the ‘Request’ button.
  • A voucher number will be displayed on your screen.

Aside from buying groceries with your Intellimali voucher, you can also make use of the voucher to withdraw the money. Just tell the cashier at the till point that you want the cash. Also, bear in mind that when using a voucher, you cannot withdraw more than R3,000.

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How Do I Transfer Cash Fund From Intellimali to My Bank Account?

Intellimali Voucher

Intellimali has six different categories of allowance; Food, Clothing, Tuition, Accommodation, Books, and Cash, but focuses more on the first five because they can be accessed at any time using your Intellicard. But on occasions where your funder or institution sends an instruction for you to receive cash funds, Intellimali sends the cash directly to the bank account you filled in within 7 days.

You can access the fund directly from your account using your bank card. As of the time of this writing, you cannot transfer other types of allowances to your bank account, you can only access them through your Intellicard or by requesting a voucher.

But if you need cash and need to withdraw it from your allowance, then simply request a voucher, and instead of buying food or groceries with it, withdraw the money at Shoprite or Van Schaik Bookstore. Most people who have tried to use a voucher at Pick n Pay have reported that they do not accept vouchers.

After withdrawing the money, you can now pay it into your personal account if you wish to.

Frequently Asked Questions About Intellimali Cash Fund

Here are answers to some of the questions you may have regarding Intellimali cash allowance:

How Long Does It Take For Me To Receive My Cash Allowance?

You should receive your cash allowance within 7 working days after Intellimali receives the instruction to send it to you. For students who receive cash allowance on a monthly basis, it is sent out on the first of every month and within 24 hours, you should receive it.

How Do I Change My Cash Allowance Into Intellicard Allowance?

Intellimali is not in a position to facilitate the change of your cash allowance to an Intellicard Allowance (by Intellicard Allowance, we mean those allowances you can access with your Intellicard).

You will have to speak to someone at your institution’s financial aid office and if Intellimali gets the instruction for your cash allowance to be converted to an Intellicard allowance, the change will be done. This is the same for every other type of allowance, for example, you cannot change your accommodation allowance to a feeding allowance on your own.

What Do I Do If My Cash Allowance Delays?

If you feel like your cash allowance is being delayed, you will have to speak to someone at your institution’s financial aid office. If you are sure that the delay is not from your school, you have to be patient a little because it takes Intellimali 7 working days to send your cash allowance after receiving the instruction. So, even when your school sends you a notification, Intellimali may be in the process of sending it. Also, you should check the banking details you provided, to be sure that it is correct.

How Do I Update My Banking Details?

To check, add or update your banking details, here is what you need to do:

  • Log in to your student portal.
  • Click on ‘Update Details’.
  • Add or update your details.
  • Click on ‘Update’.
  • You will receive an email with which you will verify the update.
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