Welcome to the website of the University of KwaZulu-Natal UK Trust (formerly the University of Natal UK Trust), a UK-based charity providing bursaries for needy students at the University in South Africa since 1991.
The objects of the Trust are: “To support and advance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the education of people in need so far as the same is charitable by the law of England.”
The Trust has given financial help to more than 300 students with low family incomes through its bursaries over the years. The bursaries normally are sufficient to cover about half the costs of a year’s study and play an important role in helping to rescue poorer students from the burden of debt. The Trust’s funding can be a deciding factor in allowing some students to continue to pursue their University qualifications.
Please see the students’ tributes on this site for an indication of the importance of the Trust’s bursaries to them and the depth of their gratitude to donors for supporting them. The need is very great, as the University’s Student Funding Centre is able to find assistance for only about two-thirds of the students who qualify for it.
The Trust depends on donations from supporters, many of them alumni living in the UK, to fund its bursaries. Please give as generously as you can.
Roger Smith, Chair
Trust helps 14 students in 2016
Posted August 5th, 2016
The number of students the Trust is able to help has fallen to 14 this year, down from 16 last year.
The main reason is that more of the students awarded Trust bursaries in 2016 qualified for a higher level of funding as a result of achieving higher grades. More >>>