National Student Financial Aid Scheme
NSFAS is the South African government student loan and bursary scheme. They provide loans and bursaries to students at all 25 public universities and 50 public FET colleges throughout the country.
Over R 9 billion in loans and bursaries is available in 2014 through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
NSFAS is the government student financial aid scheme that provides loans and bursaries to eligible students at the 25 public universities and 50 Further Education and Training colleges.
To be eligible, students must have:
• Academic potential to succeed at university or college and
• Must need financial support for tuition fees, residence, books, travel and accommodation.
The new NSFAS student-centred system is in place for the 2014 pilot universities and FET colleges, and will be implemented for all universities and FET colleges by 2016.
In 2014 the first group of universities and FET Colleges to use the new system is:
Durban University of Technology
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Sol Plaatje University
University of Mpumalanga
University of South Africa
University of Venda
Ekurhuleni East FET College
King Hintsa FET College
Motheo FET College
South Cape FET College
Umfolozi FET College
Students who wish to study at the above mentioned Universities and FET Colleges can apply directly to NSFAS online.
Students at other Universities or FTE Colleges must contact their respective Universities or FET Colleges for applications.
To apply for NSFAS click here