Does SACAP Offer Bursary? || How to Apply for NSFAS Financial Support

South African College of Applied Psychology SACAP Bursaries Information | How to apply for NSFAS financial support, funding, bursary application forms, requirements, and student loan application guide.

SACAP Bursaries

SACAP does not offer financial aid or bursaries to students. However, interested students can apply for financial assistance on their own. They can have privately arranged study loans and bursaries.

NOTE: Difference between SACAP and SACAPSA

Given their almost similar abbreviations, many people do confuse South Africa College of Applied Psychology “SACAP” with South African Council for the Architectural Profession “SACAPSA.” Make sure you double-check while doing your admissions not to confuse for

For Full Details, visit the official website via OR Financial Aid Office.

SACAP contact details

  • Email:
  • Johannesburg Campus
  • 22 Westbrooke Drive, Strathavon, Sandton
  • Tel: (011) 447 4939

SACAP Cape Town campus

  • 1st Floor, Sunclare building, 21 Dreyer Street, Claremont
  • Tel: (021) 671 7692

Durban campus

  • 5th Floor, 199-203 Peter Mokaba Road (previously Ridge Road – North), Morningside
  • Tel: (031) 944 4909

SACAP Pretoria campus

  • 1st Floor, North Block, Brookfield Office Park, 261 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk
  • Tel: (012) 941 8550

Online campus

  • 5th Floor, Sunclare building, 21 Dreyer Street, Claremont
  • Tel: Tel: 0860 77 11 11

SACAP is one of the higher education institutions that are training registered counsellors in Mzansi. The institution believes in making quality mental health care more accessible. It is the leading independent education provider in counselling, applied psychology, and coaching courses. They offer affordable qualifications for both undergraduate and postgraduate.

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National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Bursary Applications

Application forms and information can be obtained from the NSFAS official website.

The application forms must be accompanied by all stated supporting documents, eg, Certified ID copy of student/ applicant, Certified ID copies of both parents if one/both are deceased- certified death certificate, income statement/ payslip of both parents if they are working, if they are not working an affidavit stating they are not working, if they are getting a grant, a proof showing that, if the applicant has brothers and sisters, their certified ID/ birth certificates copies, if they are registered with other tertiary institutions, proof of that is also required. Original documents and copies must be taken to the nearest Police station/ local Post Office for the stamp.

Original documents are not accepted. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that the application form is fully/ correctly completed.

On submission of the NSFAS application form, the student will receive a receipt, which should be kept as a proof of application, without it, is your word against ours. Please present your slip at all times to the Financial Aid/Bursary Office.

First-Year students will only be given an application form for Financial Assistance upon providing the Financial Aid Office with a letter from the university indicating that the student has been either accepted or provisionally accepted for the 2021 academic year.

The value of the NSFAS award will only be credited to the student’s fee account in the third term, once all bursaries have been awarded and paid into the student’s account. This is to ensure that the loans granted are as low as possible.

Students receiving NSFAS loans will be required to complete an application form and a loan agreement before any payment will be effected.

The allocation received from NSFAS is limited and hence the Financial Aid Committee of the Buffalo City TVET College, who gives financial aid awards, must ensure that as many students are supported as possible while at the same time taking into account financial need.

Students are therefore advised that registering on the basis of receiving a full loan from NSFAS should not be considered and that a family contribution as determined by the Means Test may be required. It is also important to note that there are various different kinds of funding made available each year through NSFAS.

All students can apply for a loan from the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), a government loan scheme with the added incentive of a bursary conversion (max 40%) depending on academic performance. The parent’s/family’s contribution to the student’s study cost is called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and is calculated using the Government’s National Means Test.

  • Prospective Students who wish to study at the College through NSFAS Bursary must APPLY ONLINE at
  • Manual NSFAS applications will be facilitated but students must apply directly to NSFAS online!
  • To enquire more about bursaries, contact/visit Student Support Offices at the Campuses

Important information

  • Applicants applying online may not subsequently apply using a paper-based application
  • Please note that receiving a student number (reference number) does not imply you are a registered student until you have officially registered.
  • Please note that you will be required to come on campus to write the CAP Test. The test informs and educates students on a variety of career options. At the same time, it gauges the student’s personal interest in the different careers on offer.
  • Incomplete applications may result in the delay of finalization of your application
  • Continuation with a programme depends on sufficient numbers being enrolled
  • Applicants must have a valid email address and mobile number in order to apply to the college. All Communication with regard to your application will be sent via email/ SMS.
  • Meeting the minimum admission requirements for a specific programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that particular programme



  1. Hi, I would like to study at SACAP part time, studying psychology, I have matric, I would also like to apply for bussary. I stay at Johannesburg, Soweto.

  2. I want to study but I don’t have funds can kindly assist in how one can go about to apply for the bursary

  3. Hi my name is Busisiwe I’m a 1st year student, studying towards a BA degree at UNISA and I’m also a NSFAS beneficiarie but I would like to change institutions and a degree to a BPsych at SACAP is this possible?? And Will nsfas be able to carry on paying for my tuition fees at a different institution??

  4. Hi.I would like to study psychology at SACAP -full time and to be enrolled at the Johannesburg campus.I have completed grade 12.I would also like to apply for a bursary.


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