"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
- Nelson Mandela


Welcome to NSFAS 

NSFAS is the South African government student loan and bursary scheme. We provide loans and bursaries to students at all 25 public universities and 50 public TVET colleges throughout the country.

NSFAS funding has grown from R441 million in 1999 to R8,5 billion in 2013.

We have helped leaders in all fields. Read about their success stories here. When NSFAS students graduate, and pay back their loans, we can help more students in future.

 


NSFAS ONLINE FUNDING APPLICATIONS FOR SECOND SEMESTER AND SECOND TRIMESTER OPEN FOR SELECTED INSTITUTIONS

NSFAS ONLINE FUNDING APPLICATIONS FOR SECOND SEMESTER AND SECOND TRIMESTER OPEN FOR SELECTED INSTITUTIONS

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY NSFAS EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MR MSULWA DACA

Keynote Address by NSFAS Executive Officer, Mr Msulwa Daca at The Gala-Dinner held in honour to thank TVET Colleges for participating at The NSFAS Workshop, 26 March 2015

Nonkosi Mngxali

From Khayelitsha to an office in Sandton

When I was in Matric both my parents were retrenched. I headed to UCT’s financial aid office, and this was a turning-point in my life. I got a NSFAS loan and went on to study Honours and Masters degrees. Now I work at an investment holding company. I am still paying back my NSFAS loan, and do so with gratitude and the knowledge that this will help many other aspiring and needy students.

 

HOW TO

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HOW TO

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HOW TO

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FUNDERS