National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2017 – Financial Assistance to Study at a tertiary institution in South Africa.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2016.

  • Are you in need of financial assistance to study at a tertiary institution?
  • Apply for a National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) study loan or bursary through the Financial Aid Bureaus at your tertiary institution or directly through the online application with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

NSFAS is a loan and bursary scheme funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training for those who do not have the financial means to fund their studies and / or cannot access bank funding, study loans or bursaries.

Eligibility:

• Grade 12 learners from poor and working class families who cannot afford to pay for their studies
• Eligible students who were not funded in the previous years

• Eligible Students who were funded in the previous years, but not funded in 2015

You are able to apply on the NSFAS website if you are studying at:

Selected Universities:

University of South Africa; Durban University of Technology; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; University of Venda; Sol Plaatjie University; University of Mpumalanga;

Selected TVET COLLEGES:

King Hintsa TVET College; Motheo TVET College; Umfolozi TVET College; South Cape TVET College; and Ekhurhuleni East College.

To apply on the NSFAS website, you will be required to register first to create your personal online account, and then proceed to fill and submit the application form online. You may need about 30 minutes to complete this online process, and must also have scanned copies of the following required attachments:

  • Matric Certificate
  • Identity Document/Birth Certificate
  • Last Academic Results
  • Proof of parents income (If parent/s employed)
  • Death Certificate/s (If parent/s deceased)
  • Doctor’s Certificate (If permanently disabled)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2017

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