NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a government loan and bursary fund for students through the NSFAS funding. NSFAS application and registration opens in the later part of the year for students with the NSFAS closing date usually being in the next calendar year.

If you're looking to apply for NSFAS, the myNSFAS portal is the place you would need to do so.

NSFAS gives bursaries to students from poor and working class backgrounds which goes beyond just paying for your fees. They’ll also pay for your registration, accommodation, transport, books through NSFAS allowances.

So what are the NSFAS requirements?

The most important requirement is that your household income should come to R350 000 or less per year. This means that if you add up everyone’s salaries in your house for the year and it comes to over R350 000, you won’t qualify.

For the NSFAS bursary, students and future students will need to submit their NSFAS online application.

Careers Portal has everything you need to know about NSFAS, NSFAS applications and NSFAS allowances.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has confirmed that it has received at least 40 000 appeal applications. Out of this batch, 30% of the appeals could not be processed, here’s why.


As the Higher Education Department continues to work on ensuring that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funds are disbursed as conveniently and efficiently as possible among qualifying students in tertiary institutions. The department has warned against any NSFAS-related fraudulent activities that students may perpetrate.

The number of students funded by NSFAS in 2022 has increased compared to 2021, with the bursary scheme aiming to spend over R47 billion to fund their tertiary education. 

The SRC at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has voiced its concerns about some students still waiting for responses regarding their appeal applications and waiting on their NSFAS allowances.

There are a number of TVET Colleges in Johannesburg, however, which colleges accept NSFAS?

To show that there is transparency in the funding allocation process of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), the Minister has published the data relating to the number of NSFAS-funded young people, who have historically benefited from the Sassa Child Support and the Foster Care grant.

On Thursday, the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, presented the Budget Vote for his department. During his presentation, the Minister revealed just how much goes into NSFAS funding and the future of NSFAS.

If you're a TVET College student or you're about to be and you're looking for a way to pay for your studies, you may want to consider applying for NSFAS funding. Here's when NSFAS will open their applications for second semester. 

TSIBA Business School offers undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications as well as informal short courses in commerce, entrepreneurship and leadership. However, does NSFAS cover these courses?

If you have successfully applied for NSFAS funding, you will notice that NSFAS covers accommodation for students who would like to live near or on campus. Here is how you can check if the accommodation you are interested in is NSFAS accredited.

South Africa has a major student debt crisis with the current figure running up billions which could then affect students and their studies. NSFAS and the Department of Higher Education is now tackling this.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) recently announced that it has completed the procurement of laptops to aid students in their studies.

Prior to the official funding allocation for the 2022 academic year, the National Student Financial Aids (NSFAS) had to rely on alternative funding allocation methods in order to disburse funds to universities. Here is how the bursary scheme carried out the first phase of funding allocations for higher learning throughout 2022

Unisa has made changes in the manner in which NSFAS allowances are handled for students funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. The university has good news for students funded by the Scheme.


As part of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding, students are funded for accommodation whether the  student is studying at a TVET college or a university. Each institution has a set ratio for NSFAS-funded and Non-NSFAS funded students.


The NSFAS and Funza Lushaka bursaries financially supports students so they may obtain their chosen qualification at a South African Higher Education Institution. So does NSFAS disburse Funza Lushaka bursaries? Find out below. 

The Department of Higher Education has recently published an extensive report in which it gives details on the changes to the attendance policy for TVET college students. 



The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is responsible for ensuring that all financially vulnerable and qualifying students in the country's public tertiary institutions are funded. Here is what the bursary scheme has had to say with regards to its progress in allocating bursary funds to eligible students.

Have you applied for the NSFAS bursary, but you're still unsure of what your NSFAS application status is? Here's what you can do to find out the outcome of your application or appeal. 

Are you interested in appealing your unsuccessful NSFAS application and wondering when the NSFAS appeals for 2022 will close? Well here is what you need to know.