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2021 NSFAS Applications Requirements


Recently NSFAS came under fire for a post by an employee which stated that students who receive the R350 SRD grant could not qualify for the NSFAS bursary scheme. They say that this post was factually incorrect. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans. Keep reading to find out what your parent's earnings should be for you to qualify for this bursary. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government student bursary scheme which receives its funding budget from, and reports to the Department of Higher Education and Training. NSFAS will cover more than just your tuition fees, should you qualify.


Amidst all the chaos in the country concerning NSFAS allowances, the University of Kwazulu-Natal has announced when students should expect their NSFAS allowances to reflect in their accounts. 


NSFAS has decided to launch a Virtual Outreach Exhibition (VOE). VOE is a part of their new and exciting innovations. The VOE is a live streaming session which will be interactive to allow students to get the whole NSFAS experience.


Dr. Randall Carolissen is not popular with the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu), who accused him of mismanaging NSFAS, and generally being opposed to unions.  The NSFAS Administrator defended his record in parliament last week and now the Deputy Minister has voiced his support as well.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offers bursaries to eligible students with disabilities. Their bursaries cover any level of tertiary education, such as first undergraduate degrees or diploma at any of South Africa’s public universities and colleges.


Lectures, for tertiary education students, were moved online during the lockdown, in an attempt to save the 2020 academic year. However, this resulted in many students falling behind due to lack of resources.


NSFAS decides to update their admission requirements for the 2021 bursary applications.

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