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The University of South African (Unisa) is the largest distance higher learning intuition on the African continent.

Nsfas officials

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called a poster misleading for claiming that students would need to achieve 75% in their modules to receive funding. 

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 On Tuesday the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) opened applications for funding for the 2022 academic year.

Minister of Higher Education and Training , Dr Blade Nzimande

The National Student Finacial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will be operating with a bigger budget as the fund tries to cope with larger volumes of students who require funding.

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After much anticipation, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has finally revealed when applications for 2022 funding will be opening.

Top 5 questions asked by NSFAS students

Do you need funding for your studies? The government has made financial aid available to students through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) but there are conditions for funding.

Many students find the NSFAS application process to be complicated and slow. To simplify the process we've shared the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions from current and prospective NSFAS students.


NSFAS has warned young people to be wary of scams as the last minute rush to complete applications for NSFAS funding kicks in.  

NSFAS  received a record number of 543 268 first-time funding applications by the end of its application period on 30 November 2019.

If you're looking for financial aid for your tertiary education, you may be considering applying with NSFAS. Here's a guide on how to apply online at NSFAS.


Minister, Blade Nzimande, says all NSFAS qualifying students do not have to pay upfront registration fees at universities or TVET colleges.



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