INISA Student Grant South Africa 2021 – 2022
INISA Student Grant South Africa; ABOUT THE COMPANY – INISA
The “Initiative Southern Africa” (INISA), formed in 1995, is a German Non-Governmental Organisation, whose mission is to make the public of Germany aware of political, economical, social and cultural developments within Southern Africa in order to create interest, further the understanding and better contacts and exchange between Southern Africa and Germany.
INISA offers student grants for students within the SADC region – funding is received from membership fees and donations, as the company is completely independent and non-partisan.
ABOUT THE INISA STUDENT GRANT – FIELDS COVERED
The Initiative Southern Africa (INISA) is inviting students from the SADC region* to apply for a study grant, for the 2022 academic year. The grant covers Undergraduate studies, in ANY field, at a University or tertiary education institution within a country in the SADC region.
*The SADC region includes the following countries: Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
ABOUT THE INISA STUDENT GRANT – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION
The grant provides cover for 75% of tuition fees and related study fees (including residence fees, books and other study materials), up to a maximum amount of Euro 3000 (or the equivalent in local currency). If the grant is awarded to more than 1 student, the maximum grant value will be split equally between the recipients.
Selected students must provide a fees account record from their institution, to prove tuition related expenses. The award will be paid to the institution, in the students fee account. Recipients must submit 2 progress reports during the 2022 academic year.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview, after which the final selection will be made.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INISA STUDENT GRANT
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a national of one of the SADC countries (see note above for list of countries in the SADC region)
- You must be studying full-time at a University or another tertiary education institution within a country in the SADC region
- You must be in your 2nd or 3rd year of Undergraduate study in ANY field (the grant is NOT available to postgraduate students)
- Preference will be given to students pursuing studies within Economics, Engineering, Science, Medical and related fields
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE INISA STUDENT GRANT
Applications must be submitted online at: INISA Student Grant Application 2022
You will be required to submit copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum file size: 800 k, in .doc/ .docx/ .pdf format)
- Photograph of you (maximum file size: 1 MB, in .gif/ .jpg format)
- Motivational letter, covering the following: why you chose your field of study, what does the subject mean to you, what is your goal with your studies, what are your life goals, what are you hobbie, why should you be selected to receive the grant, how will the grant make a difference to your studies, etc (ps: this is an extremely important document and will be the main deciding factor in whether you get awarded the grant – this letter paints a picture of the applicant and allows INISA to get to know you better – please ensure that you put a lot of thought and effort in to this letter) (maximum file size: 800 k, word count: 500 to 1500, in .doc/ .docx/ .pdf format)
- 2 references who will support your application and be able to provide further information about you (NOT a family member or friend) (name and contact details)
- Details about any extra funding you have received from private or public sources (including bursaries, grants, scholarships, tuition fee waivers etc)
CLOSING DATE FOR THE INISA STUDENT GRANT
19 September 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE STUDENT GRANT PROVIDER
For any queries related to this grant programme, please contact INISA directly:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for application issues or queries)
NSFAS National Student Financial Aid Schemes
NSFAS: What is NSFAS?
NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.