NSFAS Articles

The wait is almost over, as applications for NSFAS funding will be opening soon. Minister Blade Nzimande held a media briefing on Thursday morning to reveal when students can start applying. 

Students who are funded by NSFAS qualify to receive allowances directly from the financial aid scheme. These allowances are kept in their NSFAS wallets. Here's how you can check your NSFAS wallet balance.

Boland College has opened applications for NSFAS appeals and applications. The TVET College has announced the period for application submissions. 

After closing due to the lockdown in 2020, NSFAS has officially reopened its walk-in centre. This means hopeful applicants, as well as current NSFAS bursary holders, can visit the centre for assistance.

If you are currently receiving funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), you might be wondering if you can apply for the R350 grant. 

Many hopeful applicants have been waiting for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to give them the go ahead to apply for 2022 funding. However, things have been a bit different this year. 

There are various ways that you can contact the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Keep reading to find out how you can contact them if you're in need of funding or assistance with your application.

There are a set list of requirements that applicants have to meet before applying for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). If applicants don't meet these requirements, their applications will not be considered. 


Latest Bursaries

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is inviting full-time students to apply for bursaries, to be awarded in the 2022 academic year, in the following fields of study:

Looking for a Bursary to Finance Your Studies in 2022? The Department of Cooperative Governance Through the National Disaster Management Centre Offers Funding to Selected Students Who Intend Studying or are Enrolled for an Under-Graduate or Post-Graduate Qualification in Disaster Management Or Related Field at a South African Public Institution of Higher Learning (Excluding Phd Qualification).

Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) is offering x200 bursaries and invites qualifying unemployed learners to apply for bursaries or funding for the 2022 academic year.

The Loeries Creative Scholarship is offering 16 bursaries for the 2022 intake.

The Loeries initiated the Creative Future Scholarship in 2008, to encourage and enable creativity at grassroots levels, by assisting talented learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to study brand communication at a tertiary institution.

The Department of Information is offering five one-year bursaries to study towards a BCom Honours degree majoring in Information Systems at the University of Cape Town (includes 4th year B.Bus.Sci students majoring in Information Systems at the University of Cape Town).


PSG Bursary Programme PSG Management Services (Pty) Ltd
Closing Date: 31 December 2021

Minimum Requirements

  • Be South African Citizens

A final year/Honours/Masters student completing their degree in any one of the following:

Are you a(n) unemployed person who suffered an occupational injury or disease, and as a result, acquired a permanent disablement?

Do you wish to improve your skills to return to work or be self-employed?

Are you a Dependant of a COID pensioner/Dependant of a COID client with a permanent disablement wanting to further your studies at a Public Post School Education and Training (PSET) Institution?

Bursaries 2022

Hulamin is a leading aluminium semi-fabricator and fabricator of aluminium products.

Bursaries are available in the following disciplines:

  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Accounting


Applications for The Funza Lushaka Bursary are open for 2022 funding so apply now. All first time applicants must be 30 years or younger to apply for Funza Lushaka Bursary. The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession.

Bursaries are available to enable selected students to complete a teaching qualification in identified areas of priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.

PPS bursaries are awarded to full-time university students that are studying within the STEM field, based on their financial need and academic record. 

Ithuba bursary programme is available to students in the Commerce, Marketing and Information Technology fields of study. 

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development ( DALRRD ) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in identified careers in the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector for the 2022 academic year.

This bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished person from poverty-stricken and rural communities.

Fields of Study

Bursaries are awarded for tertiary studies at accredited and recognised Institutions of Higher Learning. Applicants must comply with the entrance requirements of these universities and colleges, as well as its internal regulations for the duration of their studies.

Gemalto will be launching our bursary scheme for 2022 as a means of attracting exceptional young talent to the organisation.

If you have the passion and dedication to become part of this exciting team, then your development is our commitment!

Bursaries awarded are for full-time university studies in Bachelor in Computer Science, specialising in IT, and we may also offer a 1-year internship with Thales as part of our Programme (terms and conditions apply). 

Where your development is our commitment.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying(please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application being unsuccessful)


Latest Bursary Articles

Figuring out whether to apply for a scholarship or a bursary can be tough. Here's what you need to know to help you weigh out the pros and cons of each. 

The National Research Foundation has created a new model for post-graduate funding. This will include Full Cost of Study and Partial Cost of Study. 

Student loans are one of the options for student funding that you may be investigating. In this mini series of articles named Pros and Cons, Bursaries Portal outlines the advantages and disadvantages of scholarships, bursaries and student loans. 

Feenix is a platform for students that allows for fundraising for students to fund their studies. This is to help students from building up debt with student loans.

Securing a financial future is important for young people, especially university students who need to acquire financial literacy skills. A lack of financial literacy can result in unwise decisions, with dire consequences which will linger for years.