SANZAF Zakah Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023

SANZAF Zakah Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SANZAF

The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) are a faith-based, educational and socio-welfare organization that collect and distribute Zakáh and Sadaqát to help the Muslim community. SANZAF has been helping poor and needy families for over 43 years, assisting in the empowerment and upliftment of the community.

The Shariah has located 8 categories of Zakah recipients, including the needy; the poor; those in debt; the reverts; the wayfarer; those in bondage; the Zakah administrators, and those striving in the path of Allah.

ABOUT THE SANZAF ZAKAH BURSARY PROGRAMME

The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) is inviting students to apply for the annual SANZAF Zakah Bursary, for 2022 academic year funding. Each year, the organization provides funding to students all over South Africa, who are in financial need and are unable to pay for their tertiary studies. The bursary will cover ALL fields of study.

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SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE SANZAF ZAKAH BURSARY

  • The Bursary Committee will assess each application and shortlist potential candidates.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview – the date, time and venue will be advised via email.
  • Candidates who do not attend the interview or submit the required documents will be disqualified.
  • Candidates will be given feedback on their application by their regional office.
  • Selected candidates will receive a Confirmation of Pledge letter.
  • Bursary payments will be made into the institution’s account.
  • Candidates will be required to pay for their own registration fees.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SANZAF ZAKAH BURSARY

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 South African citizen or a foreign national with a study permit
    • You must reside in the province of which you are applying
    • You must have proven financial need
    • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background
    • You must have applied for NSFAS before applying for this bursary (apply for NSFAS funding here)
    • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognized University, University of Technology or Technikon in South Africa
    • You must meet the requirements of the SANZAF
      • You must fall into one of these 3 categories:
        • You must be currently in Matric, or
        • You must be currently studying at a tertiary institution and were sponsored by a family member or yourself last year, or
        • You must be currently studying at a tertiary institution and were sponsored by SANZAF last year

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SANZAF ZAKAH BURSARY

Applications must be done online at:

 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
Matric students must submit these documents:

      • ID document or study permit if a foreign national (certified copy)
      • Matric latest results (certified copy)
      • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary
      • Testimonial from your school
      • Proof of income: parents/ guardians/ spouse latest payslips OR affidavit if unemployed OR death certificate if deceased

Tertiary students NOT previously sponsored by SANZAF must submit these documents:

      • ID document OR study permit if a foreign national (certified copy)
      • Matric final results/ certificate (certified copy)
      • Full tertiary academic record (on institutions letterhead)
      • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary
      • Testimonial from your University, Imaam or Religious leader
      • Proof of income from parents, guardians, spouse or your own (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of grant or pension if applicable, death certificate if deceased)

Tertiary students currently sponsored by SANZAF must submit these documents:

      • Matric final results/ certificate
      • 2021 mid year tertiary results (on institutions letterhead)
      • Proof of income: parents/ guardians/ spouse latest payslips OR affidavit if unemployed OR death certificate if deceased

 

CLOSING DATES FOR THE SANZAF ZAKAH BURSARY

East London: 15 November 2021
Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha: 30 November 2021
Western Cape: 31 December 2021
Gauteng: 10 January 2022
Ladysmith: 23 January 2022
Pietermaritzburg: 31 January 2022
Kimberley: 31 January 2022
Durban: 28 February 2022

(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact your nearest SANZAF branch directly:

Port Elizabeth (Contact Person: Dr Shamiega Chaudhari, Email: sisaacs@ufh.ac.za / eastlondon@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 041 457 1459)
East London: (Contact Person: Dr Shamiega Chaudhari, Email: sisaacs@ufh.ac.za / eastlondon@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 041 457 1459)
Western Cape: (Contact Person: Faeza Govind, Email: faeza.govind@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 021 447 0297)
Gauteng: (Contact Person: Saadiqah, Tel: 012 374 0064)
Ladysmith: (Contact Person: Mahommed Dadabhay, Email: mahommed.dadabhay@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 036 633 2792)
Pietermaritzburg: (Contact Person: Maseera Amin, Email: Maseera.Amin@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 033 397 9133)
Kimberley: info coming soon
Durban: (Contact Person: Razia Hamid, Email: Ariff.shaikh@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 031 3096786)
This bursary listing was last updated in November 2021.

SA Bursaries wishes you the best of luck with your application! Please remember to SHARE this page with anyone you know who may be in need of bursary funding.

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