"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.

 


Congratulations to the Class of 2014 for Passing Matric

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) welcomes the Class of 2014 into the post-school education and training system where learning and skills training takes place in public universities, TVET Colleges and SETAs.

NOTICE TO STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITIES AND TVET COLLEGES IN THE PILOT PHASE OF THE NEW MODEL

2015 NSFAS online applications (FOR PILOT INSTITUTIONS ONLY) are now re-opened and extended from 07 to 16 January 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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