The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) have opened applications for the 8% fee grant.

What is the grant?

The South African government will subsidise the fee adjustment capped at 8% on the 2015 fee for all qualifying registered students with gross family income up to R600 000 per annum in 2018. This is not a loan but a grant. The grant will reflect as a credit on the student account once eligibility has been confirmed.

Important criteria for applicants

Note the following guidelines for applying:

  • Only South African citizens and citizens with a permanent South African residency studying towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in 2018 will be considered.
  • The applicant and direct family (mother, father, spouse or legal guardian) must have a GROSS combined family income up to R600 000 per annum.
  • Applicants that applied for NSFAS funding are not required to submit this application, they will automatically be considered.
  • All students who attended Quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools in Grade 12 will be automatically considered upon verification of HEMIS data and will not be required to submit this application.

Full details are on the form which you can download below.

Closing date: 23 March 2018

Download the DHET 2018 fee adjustment grant application form (MS Word)

Submit form on campuses

Bloemfontein campus: Lapeng Student Centre, Fees and Financial Aid Offices, D18 -D22 or Ms K Wilbraham | e-mail:

Welkom campus: Admin building, Finance team offices,  Ms E Taka |  e-mail


Created: 19 February 2018

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