University of Calabar Bursary program provides funds to assist students in financial need. Bursaries are typically smaller amounts of money, intended to supplement other funding sources. Bursaries won't make up a major part of your funding, but they can fill in the gaps.

The Bursary Department handles all financial matters of the University.

There is a Bursar who is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day financial affairs of the university. The Council of the University orders the financiers of the institution, so the Bursar is really an officer of the Council attending Council meetings as well as meetings of Committees of Council. The chores of university finance and accounting in all its ramifications rest squarely on the shoulders of the Bursar.

In particular, he sees to the proper disbursement of funds, financial accounting and treasury services, purchasing and contracts, pensions, gratuity and loans, planning and budgeting activities. The university annual budget estimates is prepared between the Bursar for the financial implications and the Director of Academic Planning for facts and figures of students and staff. He ensures that the professional staff working with him operate financial regulations. A revised manual of Financial Rules Regulations was published by the university council in July 2000.

The Bursar himself is a principal officer of the university sharing membership with the Vice-Chancellor and his deputies, the Registrar, the University Librarian. He operates a five year tenure, renewable for another five years.

When can I apply for a bursary?

You may apply for a bursary once per academic semester.

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How do I apply for a bursary?

The online bursary application will be available through the myUNICAL online during the program dates. Once you login to the online portal, select the "Financial Aid" menu option. Then, select the "Apply for Financial Aid" menu option.

Please note what programs are eligible to apply for this bursary program. Complete and submit the application online, submit any required documentation to the Registrar's Office in person, by e-mail to bursary@unical.edu.ng

Other students in post-graduate programs, law, medicine need to apply for bursaries through their faculty.

How will I be notified?

Once decisions are made, an e-mail notification will be sent to your myUNICAL online inbox. The e-mail will provide directions on how to find your bursary decision. The e-mail will come approximately two weeks after the bursary deadline.