"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

Hlengiwe Constance Tshabangu

NSFAS was a lifeline

NSFAS helped me when I was in desperate need to further my studies and achieve my dreams. Towards the end of my first year I applied to NSFAS and was granted a loan to enrol for second year. I did very well in my second year and NSFAS converted a percentage into a bursary. I got a full Government bursary to complete my Psychology studies, and enrolled for Honours in Industrial Sociology. I am now serving as an intern with the Department of Higher Education and Training in the University Support and Sector Liaison Directorate.

 

HOW TO

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HOW TO

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HOW TO

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