"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

Msulwa Daca

EO of NSFAS

I was awarded a loan from NSFAS towards the end of my first year of B.Com. studies at Transkei University (now Walter Sisulu University) in Mthatha. The impact of the NSFAS funding eventually assisted my whole family to attain post-school qualifications. The value of NSFAS to society cannot be over-emphasised

 

HOW TO

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HOW TO

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HOW TO

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