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NSFAS Articles

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offers bursaries to South African students who plan to study at public universities and TVET colleges. They cover funding for registration, tuition, and allowances. 


So will they fund failed courses? The answer is yes they will.  

If you are a NSFAS funded student who has failed a course or if you're going to be a NSFAS student, you may be wondering if NSFAS will fund you if you fail? 


The answer is yes they will continue funding you. 

If you're a South African student who is looking to study short courses, you may be wondering whether you can be funded by NSFAS. You can keep reading to find out!


NSFAS has revealed students' statuses regarding funding. If you have seen your status and have been rejected, here are some reasons why this may have happened. 


NSFAS took to social media to explain possible reasons behind applications being unsuccessful and they are as follows:

If your application to be funded by NSFAS was declined, you can appeal the decision. You can read below to find out how to do that. 


How To Submit An Appeal

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Latest Bursaries

Shoprite is offering a range of bursaries to talented students studying in the following fields: 

The Construction Education and Training Authority is inviting suitable candidates who are interested in construction related studies to apply for bursary for the year 2021.

Closing date: 26 March 2021.

The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) invites qualified Undergraduates and Post-Graduate students  who are interested in a career in Film, Audio-Visual and/or Television to apply for bursaries.

The bursaries will be awarded to students studying in the following fields:

Converse is giving away R1 million towards student debt. Applicants can apply for the #KicktheDebt campaign or nominate deserving students. 

Closing date: 3 March 2021.

The Head of Department of the Gauteng Provincial Department of Human Settlements hereby invites admitted under-graduate students to apply for bursaries to undertake full-time studies in the 2021 academic year.

Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is offering limited number of bursaries.


Latest Bursary Articles

20% of applicants who applied for the SRD grant were rejected by SASSA because they were IRP5 registered. To find out what this means you can read below. 


If you've been stressed about finding out your SASSA application status, you don't need to anymore! You can read here to find out how to track your application status online. 


The grants that SASSA administers include the following:

Can I get a job without a matric certificate? The simple answer is yes! There are many alternative options for students who do not have their matric certificate yet. Some of these include volunteering, completing an internship and starting with entry-level jobs.


Where can I study without a matric certificate?

It is always said that having your matric certificate is a ticket to university education, as well as a key that can open many other doors. You can read below to read why a matric certificate is so important. 


1. You need one for university or college admisison 

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has been providing citizens with social grants on behalf of the Department of Social Development. There are many different grants that SASSA provides, you can keep reading to find out what they are.