student funding



With this year’s National Budget Speech, education, once again, received the majority share of our government’s annual spending.

The price of tertiary education is going up after the Minister of Higher Education gave public universities the go ahead to increase prices.

Education is strongly considered as one of the keys to unlocking and realising the potential of the proverbial tomorrow's adults in every country, South Africa is no different. In fact, the number of world-class tertiary institutions registered in South Africa is testament to the magnitude of its importance in society.

The cost of tertiary education in South Africa often leads to the financial exclusion of learners hoping to enter the world of higher education. 

As the new academic year commences in a matter of days, many prospective students at UNISA will worry about funding their tertiary education. Here’s some advice, returning students I hope that you’re listening too.

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Government funding agency NSFAS has helped thousands of students pursue their academic goals this year however not everyone was lucky enough to qualify. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has made some progress with providing students with laptops for the 2021 academic year.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has welcomed the unqualified audit from the Auditor General of South Africa(AGSA).

If you missed your chance to apply for NSFAS funding in 2020, you now have another chance.

The wait for NSFAS laptops is nearly over. The South African Union of Students has confirmed that the laptops are expected to arrive in April.

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As universities reopen, some students continue to remain unable to register. The South African Union Of Students (SAUS) sent a Letter of Demands to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. 

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, said the government bursary scheme is in the process of finalising outcomes.

Since 2018 NSFAS has been helping students further their education by providing them with bursaries to study at public tertiary institutions. To find out if you qualify for an NSFAS bursary even though you are currently employed, keep on reading.

NSFAS applications were scheduled to close on 30 November 2020, but after receiving more than 600 000 applications, a new application deadline has been set.