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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 and other funding over the years. This assistance plays an important role in helping sustain students from low-income families through their studies.

Please see the students’ tributes on this site for an indication of the importance of the Trust’s help to them and the depth of their gratitude to donors for supporting them. Despite greater support from the state to cover tuition fees, the need remains very great.

The Trust depends on donations from supporters, many of them alumni living in the UK, to fund its help. Please give as generously as you can.

Thank you.

Roger Smith, Chair

Latest News

Trust gives help to 12 needy students in 2018

Posted September 23rd, 2018

The Trust is providing assistance for 12 needy students this year, geared to new circumstances following an expansion of state aid for students.

In the past, the Trust’s bursaries met some or all of the cost of tuition fees for needy undergraduates. But now the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is covering fees for many such students. After consultation with the University, the Trustees opted to provide some bursaries for needy students studying for honours degrees and to use the rest of the available funding to provide needy undergraduates with top-up grants for the purchase of textbooks and meals. More >>>