SANZAF Zakah Bursary Program 2019

South African students who find themselves in financial need and cannot pay for their tertiary studies are encouraged to apply for the SANZAF Zakah bursary program 2019. Current matric students or current tertiary students who were sponsored by either a family member/themselves or even SANZAF last year can apply.

Bursary Description

SANZAF is short for the South African National Zakah Fund. It is an educational, faith-based and socio-welfare organisation that gather and distribute Sadaqat and Zakah to assist the Muslim community. The organisation has been continuously assisting the needy and poor families for over 43 years, helping with the upliftment and empowerment of the community.

The SANZAF Zakah bursary program 2019 is a grant that is targeted at students who are in financial need and cannot fulfil financial obligations for their tertiary studies. Shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited to attend an interview. Kindly note that applicants will be required to settle their registration costs independently.

Entry criteria

  • Must be South African citizen or foreign nationals with a study permit
  • Must be Western cape residents
  • Must have proven financial need
  • Must be from previously disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Must plan to study or be studying at a University, Technikon or University of Technology anywhere in South Africa

Students must also fall within one of the following categories:

  • Current tertiary students studying at a tertiary institution who were sponsored either by SANZAF or a family member or themselves last year
  • Current matric students

How To Submit

Commence your application for the SANZAF Zakah bursary program 2019 online via one of these links:

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East London residents

Western Cape residents

Port Elizabeth residents

The following applications will be coming soon: residents of Durban, Kimberley, Pietermaritzburg, Ladysmith and Gauteng.

Applicants must also forward clear copies of the following materials along with their completed application form.

Current matric students:

  • Latest matric results
  • Certified copy of ID document or study permit for foreign applicant
  • Testimonial
  • Motivational letter outlining why you deserve the scholarship
  • Proof of income of parents/guardians (latest payslips if employed or affidavit if unemployed or death certificate if deceased

Current tertiary students (not sponsored by SANZAF last year)

  • Matric final results or certificate
  • Full tertiary academic record
  • Certified copy of ID document or study permit for foreign applicant
  • Testimonial
  • Motivational letter outlining why you deserve the scholarship
  • Proof of income of parents/guardians (latest payslips if employed or affidavit if unemployed or death certificate if deceased

Current tertiary applicants (currently sponsored by SANZAF)

  • Matric final results or certificate
  • This years mid-year tertiary results
  • Proof of income of parents/guardians (latest payslips if employed or affidavit if unemployed or death certificate if deceased

All of the supporting documents must be merged into one PDF document.

Deadlines:

Pietermaritzburg – 20 January 2019 (applications open on 1 December 2018)
Gauteng – 10 January 2019 (applications open on 1 December 2018)
Ladysmith – 20 January 2019 (applications open on 1 December 2018)
Kimberley – 25 January 2019 (applications open on 1 December 2018)

Durban – 10 January 2019 (applications open on 15 October 2018)
East London – 31 October 2018

Western Cape – 31 October 2018

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Port Elizabeth – 28 September 2018

Should you have any question, please contact the nearest SANZAF branch.

 

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