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Have you applied for an ISFAP bursary and you want to track your application? Keep reading to find out how to check your ISFAP application status.


Applications are now open for those interested in the bursary from the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, known as ISFAP. They provide bursaries to students who come from poor and missing middle backgrounds.


Funding for missing middle students has been a topic of discussion for some time. Minister Blade Nzimande recently said the Department of Higher Education and Training has been working with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to find solutions.


Student debt is only one of the issues we need fixing in the higher education system. The Department of Higher Education is said to be working on it, will we ever see any solutions being presented?


The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, what we know as ISFAP, offers bursaries to missing middle students. Here's what's needed to stay funded by ISFAP.


Applications to be covered by the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, better known as ISFAP, in 2022 will open in July. Careers Portal had a chat with ISFAP where all your questions on the bursary were answered.


We've heard the term 'missing middle' come up frequently when speaking about higher education and funding but what does it mean? Sifanele Biyela, Regional Project Manager at Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, explains what the 'missing middle' is.


South Africa seems short when it comes to missing middle funding. This is where ISFAP comes in. Sifanele Biyela, Regional Project Manager at Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, explains the difference between ISFAP and NSFAS. 


Sifanele Biyela, Regional Project Manager at Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, had a chat with Careers Portal where we gained insight into who they are and what they do. ISFAP provides bursaries so if you're looking for financial aid, this might be for you.


Due to NSFAS having insufficient funds earlier this year, they then had to reallocate funds within the department. Unfortunately, this has now lead to other areas of the department facing the consequences.


The issue of missing middle funding, along with postgraduate funding, is ongoing. The Minister of Higher Education is now pushing for NSFAS to introduce a loan scheme to support these categories of students.

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