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The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, spoke on a topic that had everyone confused last week. Nzimande has denied claims of NSFAS writing off R2 billion in historic debt, and has blamed the DA for the spread of this fake news. 

Minister Blade Nzimande has confirmed that the Department of Higher Education is committed to providing laptops and data to all students. 

NSFAS communicate the decisions on funding via the MYNSFAS student portal. Here are the application status codes they use.

Students whose 2020 applications for NSFAS Funding were unsuccessful should submit their appeals directly to NSFAS through the MyNSFAS portal.

A petition has been started to get NSFAS to re-open the bursary for applications from youth who want to study at universities this year but didn't apply during the application window last year.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offers funding in the form of bursaries to South African students to help them obtain higher education and training. 

You need to supply all supporting documents before NSFAS can approve your funding application. These are the details on how you can supply your supporting documents.

NSFAS-Funded students who qualify to receive allowances directly from NSFAS will receive cash funds in their NSFAS Wallets.


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