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For the 2024 academic year NSFAS received nearly 2million applications and they have already rejected 124,918 people. If you are one of those who was rejected and you want to appeal we have the the details you need.

Learnerships can be a crucial part of learning for students as they get to experience what their daily life will be like once they graduate with their qualification. However, questions have recently been raised around the impact of learnerships on the bursaries of government funded students.  


Applications for student funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) are currently open. So if you have already applied, it may be a good idea for you to keep track of it.

 As matriculants prepare to write their final examinations, many of them will be planning for the next step. For many this means studying further at a tertiary institution, which can be expensive.

Applications for South Africa’s government bursary scheme are open to students enrolled or planning to enrol in academic programmes at public tertiary education institutions.

South Africa's largest university was set to be placed under administration. However, the courts prevented the higher education minister from placing the institution under the control of an administrator. 

Applying for NSFAS funding is often a stressful process, especially when waiting to hear if you've been approved. If your NSFAS application has been rejected, there are the steps you can take to try again for funding.

Tertiary education is a big financial commitment for students around South Africa. Without funding, many students may not be able to attend a higher education institution.

Students at South Africa's largest university will soon be able to use their allowances from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. While the institution confirmed the payment of allowances to students, reasons why some students have not been paid were also revealed.

Thousands of students rely on funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme while they further their education. Students have been warned against sharing information related to their funding due to an increase in fraudulent activity.


Violent student protests throughout the country over the past few weeks have brought the education department under scrutiny over some of the policy guidelines adopted by NSFAS. 

NSFAS is a bursary that helps many of the country's students financially throughout their tertiary education. Students are provided with an allowance that has the purpose of covering most of their study-related expenses, which includes accommodation. 

If you are an NSFAS-funded Unisa student who has been waiting for an update on your allowance payment, the bursary scheme has announced that it will bring some much-needed relief.  

Tuition and student accommodation fees increase annually at universities across the country.  Recently, the government bursary, NSFAS made changes to its allowance structure leaving many students stranded struggling to find suitable accommodation.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme covers a number of costs for its bursary recipients, such as tuition fees, accommodation, and student allowances. The government bursary has made new progress with paying out allowance funds.


Students receive comprehensive funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme that aims to cover all the costs related to their studies. However, recent developments indicate that the allowance provided for student accommodation may not be enough.  

Since the National Student Financial Aid Scheme became a bursary, it has managed to reach a great number of students and made tertiary education much more accessible. In the current financial year, the Scheme has reached its newest milestone. 


Understanding how to sign up for the newly introduced NSFAS Bank account has become ever more crucial as the bursary scheme sets its sights on funding tertiary students for the current academic year. This means that the bursary scheme has already outlined some of the guidelines that benefiting students need to familiarise themselves with when activating it.

South Africa's current socioeconomic outlook will soon take the centre stage in this year's budget speech. Experts have weighed in on what the Finance Minister will likely focus on and factors that will impact his speech 




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