Bursaries

Student Bursaries

A NSFAS bursary is the money you receive to cover the costs of your studies for certain qualifications at any public university or college in South Africa.We administer various bursary funds including the ones listed below.
Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) focuses on training at colleges, which is vocational or occupational by nature with a view towards a specific range of jobs or employment possibilities.

In some circumstances, students may qualify for admission to a University of Technology to continue their studies at a higher level than they were studying at the TVET college.
The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programmeis a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority.

Qualified recipients of the bursary must request placement in a public school. The provincial education department (PED) will place graduate bursars in a suitable teaching post.

Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed.
Bursaries for studying Social Work are available through the Department of Social Development. The National Department of Social Development has made a scholarship available in the field of social work. This is a result of the recruitment and retention strategy initiative to address critical skills shortages in the sector.

Applications are open to current social work students and students, who would like to enrol for a social work, provided they are are South African citizens. Students who currently hold a National Department of Social Development Scholarship do not need to apply.
Disability Bursary Programme
The Disability Bursary Programme provides financial support to students with disabilities who need financial aid and possess the ability to pass their academic subjects.It is intended to open opportunities in higher education, provide the necessary additional teaching and support for students to overcome learning barriers which have resulted from disability.

New and continuing students who have been accepted for admission at one of the public universities or colleges may apply for a bursary. The bursary may be combined with a NSFAS loan if the allocation,made to the institution, not be sufficient to cover the cost of studies.
Click here to apply.