NSFAS Funding South Africa 2017 – 2018

 

ABOUT NSFAS

The NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training. The NSFAS is a bursary and loan scheme for students who lack the financial resources to further their tertiary studies and who do not qualify for study loans and other bursary programmes.
 

WHO CAN APPLY FOR NSFAS FUNDING?

The NSFAS will only provide financial assistance for South African undergraduate students, who are studying at a recognised University or TVET College.

*Please do not apply if you have already applied during the 1 August – 30 November 2016 application period.
 

HOW TO APPLY

You will first need to register your account on the NSFAS website (http://my.nsfas.org.za/) – this will take around 30 minutes.

Once you have successfully registered your personal online account, you can download and complete the NSFAS Application Form (pdf)
 

WHAT DOCUMENTS MUST I SUBMIT?

A full list of the required supporting documentation can be found on the NSFAS Supporting Document Checklist (pdf)
 

WHERE MUST I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?

Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted ine one of the following ways:
1) POST:
National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Loans and Bursaries Service Unit
Private Bag X4
Plumstead
7801
Cape Town
(Reference: Online Application/2017)
2) EMAIL:
apply@nsfas.org.za
3) FAX:
086 644 2822
 

CLOSING DATE

20 January (University students)
14 February (TVET Colleges students)
 

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
NSFAS
Tel: 0860 067 327

For further information, please visit http://www.nsfas.org.za/content/loans.html

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