NSFAS Online Application


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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.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides NSFAS bursaries to students who come from poor and working class backgrounds. This includes TVET College students.

Funding your tertiary education can be challenging, but the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) aims to provide financial support to students who are in need. If you're a TVET college student, here's how NSFAS funding works. 

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.

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.

Despite calls from students, NSFAS will continue with the implementation of the direct allowances payment system. The higher education minister has given a deadline to NSFAS to resolve challenges related to the payment system.

Concerns that the current CEO of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme may be involved in fraudulent and corrupt practices will be investigated by the financial aid scheme. These concerns stem from the CEO’s time overseeing a Sector Education and Training Authority. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides comprehensive bursaries to deserving students at public tertiary educational institutions in South Africa, which includes TVET colleges.

Students from a number of universities marched to Parliament on Wednesday calling for the end to the new direct banking system implemented by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

The NSFAS bursary scheme supports thousands of deserving students on their tertiary education journey. These students receive several allowances that aim to cover costs associated with their studies.

The government’s bursary scheme has received tons of backlash from students across the country over several challenges involving student allowances. These concerns have resulted in calls for government intervention.

Thousands of students were rejected from receiving NSFAS funding for the 2023 academic year. These students have been afforded an opportunity to submit a NSFAS appeal application in the hope of receiving NSFAS funding 

On the backdrop of weeks of student unrest over the challenges with the direct payment system implemented by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, the bursary scheme has now provided some clarity regarding the payment system.

A number of students funded by NSFAS have been left unhappy after the scheme cut off funding for their studies. These students claim that their application statuses randomly changed from approved to rejected. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has made strides in onboarding almost all bursary beneficiaries, but issues still persist. More than one million students are currently benefiting from NSFAS, but many are not able to access their allowances with some questioning the introduction of the scheme's new allowance payment system.

Students enrolled at TVET Colleges will soon be afforded the opportunity to apply for comprehensive bursaries from the Nation Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). The financial aid scheme has revealed when students will be able to submit their applications.

More than a million students are currently being funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Despite several challenges, the financial aid scheme says allowances have been paid to students. 




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