NSFAS Bursary

NSFAS Funding Bursaries

NSFAS funding bursaries aim is to transform NSFAS into an efficient and effective provider of financial assistance to applicants from poor and working class families in a sustainable way that assist to promote access to, and success in, institutions of higher learning and training in South Africa and developing human resource development goals.

NSFAS Funding Bursaries – What are they?

A NSFAS bursary is the money you receive to cover the costs of your studies for certain qualifications at any public university or college in South Africa.
This money does not have to be repaid to NSFAS.

NSFAS Funding Bursaries – We administer various bursary funds, including:

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme to train teachers
Bursaries for studying Social Work through the Department of Social Development
Bursaries from the National Skills Fund for scarce skills
Bursaries for the National Certificate (Vocational) and for certain Report at TVET colleges
The bursary programme of the Department of Higher Education and Training for applicants with disabilities.

How To Apply for NSFAS Funding Bursaries?

If you will not be studying at any of the above listed institution, please contact your financial aid office or student support office on campus to apply for funding.
Click here to find their contact details
About NSFAS

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is the government student bursary and loan agency that receives its financing budget from the Department of Higher Education and Training. The scheme was established in terms of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act 56 of 1999. We provide financial assistance
in the form of bursaries and loans to eligible students at South African universities and universities of technology and (TVET) Colleges in South Africa. We administer such bursaries and loans, and recover the loans from students once they have graduated and are employed. NSFAS also raises finances in order to increase the financing pool for student bursaries and loans.