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NSFAS Articles

NSFAS funds South African students at public universities. Since UNISA is a distance learning institution, how much do UNISA students get from NSFAS for their allowances?

 

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.  

What Are The Requirements To Stay Funded By NSFAS?

Being funded by NSFAS requires you to do a few things so that you can stay funded until you finish your qualification.

After you've been approved by NSFAS, you will then be expected to:

How NSFAS Works For People With Disabilities

NSFAS provides bursaries to students who come from poor and working class backgrounds and they will pay for much more than just your fees.

If you're a person with a disability, the criteria to be funded by NSFAS is as follows:

If you are hoping to be funded by NSFAS as well as wanting to move out possibly into residence, you may be wondering is NSFAS will cover accommodation? Look no further, the answer is yes!

 

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Latest Bursaries

Flywire aims to award a total of seven scholarships of $5,000 USD each. These scholarships will be awarded across different themes. 

These are the themes:

  1. Social justice
  2. Global citizenship
  3. Global health

Closing date: 21 June 2021

Sanlam is offering bursaries to scholars who have enrolled to study actuarial science.

If you are a whiz at maths, enjoy a good challenge by solving difficult problems and are willing to remain focused and disciplined through years of studying and training, then you are just who Sanlam is looking for.

Closing Date: 31 July 2021

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship is a full university scholarship that provides extensive mentoring and leadership development for graduate students with a passion for teaching and education.

The Old Mutual Education Trust (OMET) applications are open to all participating union members and their dependents. The funding from this scholarship will allow for the pursuit of any tertiary qualification at one of South Africa’s public higher education institutions.

The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) awards a limited number of scholarships annually. These scholarships are for postgraduate study at public Higher Education Institutions in South Africa at Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral level.


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Latest Bursary Articles

Applications and decisions regarding university and funding is stressful and can be confusing. Keep reading to hear some tips and tricks when applying for funding and scholarships. 

 

Scholarships 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. 

Pros

Scholarships are usually given to students who achieve high marks or do well in the topic they are covering.

If you have lost your matric certificate and need to reply for a new one, you can keep reading to find out how to do it. 

 

An application for lost or replacement certificates needs to be done at any office of the Department of Education. 

 

The following steps are how to apply for a replacement of your Matric/Grade 12 certificate:

Get Study Funding with Capitec

When it comes to your education and securing your future, you shouldn't have to worry about how you're going to pay for it. Get credit with Capitec to help you kick-start success. 

After finishing matric, passing such a major milestone, you are now probably looking for options of what to do now. 

Career planning is important especially making sure you choose the right career path for yourself. Here are some steps that can help you!

 

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