NSFAS Articles

NSFAS is a public institution that funds college and university students from low-income families, however, is Damelin College included in these tertiary institutions?

Are you hoping to attend or currently attend Nelson Mandela University and trying to figure out how you will pay your tuition? Well, if NSFAS funds their courses then you will be sorted.

Are you interested in studying one of the courses available at Boston City Campus and wondering if NSFAS funds their studies? Well, here is what you need to know.

NSFAS covers students who attend or hope to attend public universities and TVET colleges, but which courses does the bursary not fund?

Rosebank College is a private institution with highly sought-after courses, which you may hope to apply for, but wondering if NSFAS covers the cost of their courses. Here is what you need to know.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) receives thousands of applications every year. Part of the application process requires applicants to provide their phone number in order to receive a One Time Pin (OTP). 

If you are looking to study towards a second qualification and are wondering if you are eligible for a NSFAS bursary, here is what you need to know.

The NSFAS bursary is one the most well-known bursaries in South Africa, and this is why they receive thousands of applications every year. But do they fund social work courses?


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The Embassy of France is inviting applications from South Africans who wish to pursue Master’s or Doctoral studies at higher education institutions in France, starting in September 2023 under the France-South Africa Scholarship Programme. The programme is also open to potential applicants from Lesotho and Malawi.

SA Cultivar & Technology Agency (SACTA) came into existence with the purpose of addressing a dilemma that developed over the years regarding the lack of new technology for self- or open-pollinated grain and oilseed crops in South Africa.

The relevant crops are: Wheat, Barley, Oats, Soya Beans and some Canola cultivars.

The South African Roads Federation (SARF) is inviting students to apply for their Study Bursary, for the 2023 academic year.

Each year, the SARF awards bursaries for studies in disciplines within the road transport sector.

Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, within these fields:


  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mineral Surveying
  • Metallurgical Engineering


Feenix is an online fundraising platform that connects students and communities to fundraise towards achieving debt-free education.

Feenix is a non profit, Public Benefit Organisation.

We do this as a response to the call to action highlighted during #FeesMustFall Movement for every day South Africans and the Private Sector to support Universities and government in making sure access to education to not dependent on wealth.

The Western Cape Government is offering bursaries to students wanting to study in the Health sector. Applications for the bursary must be submitted online.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in health? The Department of Health and Wellness offers a limited number of bursaries for full-time study each year.

Find out what bursary opportunities are available and how you can apply.

The Western Cape Government Health and Wellness offers a limited number of bursaries for full-time study each year.

Applicants are invited to apply to the Gauteng College of Nursing to study towards the Diploma in Nursing in 2023 at one of the College campuses:

  • Ann Latsky Campus
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Campus
  • SG Lourens Campus
  • Bonalesedi Campus.

Senior Certificate: English HG D or SG C, Biology HG D or SG C, Mathematics HG D or SG C and an M score of 17

National Senior Certificate: English Level 4, Life Sciences Level 4, Mathematics Level 4 or Maths Literacy Level 5, and an APS of 27 or more (Life Orientation counts half the score)

StudyTrust manages several bursaries and scholarships on behalf of trusts, foundations, and private and corporate donors. More information on the various opportunities’ selection criteria is provided on StudyTrust’s website.

Applicants will be asked to identify their first and second preferred bursary/scholarship sponsor, but all applicants will be considered for all opportunities they qualify for.

Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All our full-time students are viewed as potential employees – depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.

Current tertiary students and matric learners are encouraged to apply for one of the full-time comprehensive bursaries in the following disciplines:

Actuarial Science students

SAADP is a Non-Profit Organisation established to actively and urgently address the problem of the acute shortage of black actuarial professionals in South Africa.

We do this by unearthing and harnessing mathematical and analytical skills amongst black students to expose and help them capitalise on career opportunities in the field of Actuarial Science. 



SANSOR wants to help deserving post-graduate students by supporting them financially to obtain their post-graduate degrees (Honours, Masters and Doctorate) to enable them to contribute to the seed industry by doing high quality scientific research in the following areas:

Are you planning to embark on a Master's degree study? Have you considered a career as an academic? Then the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) may be just for you!

The Department of Higher Education and Training is pleased to announce the implementation of Phase 2 of the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP). 

The NESP is a three-year programme that includes a 2 year Master's scholarship followed immediately by a 1-year academic internship at a recruiting South African university. 


Liberty offers Actuarial Science bursaries to full-time students from their second year of study.

A Liberty bursary covers tuition; accommodation, meals and a travel allowance (where applicable); support; networking opportunities and vacation work.

You will be guaranteed employment once you have completed your studies at university.

Applications for 2023 Provincial Treasury Bursary programme now open

Applications for the 2023 Western Cape Provincial Treasury Bursary programme are now open for young people between the ages of 17 and 35, including Grade 12 learners and post- and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in:

If you love numbers and think you have what it takes to be an actuary, then Old Mutual has bursaries for you!

Old Mutual Bursary (Chartered Accounting)

Old Mutual believes in Africa and wants to help everyone in it to do great things everyday. We understand that well-trained, qualified accountants contribute significantly to the
success of Old Mutual and South Africa.

That’s why we offer bursaries to the best young financial minds, to people who are passionate about pursuing a career in Chartered Accounting and making a real difference!


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If you are a natural born leader with the willingness to delegate, communicate and motivate meaningfully then you might want to consider a career in a Managerial position. Below is a list of companies that offer bursaries that can fund your management studies.

Looking for bursaries to kickstart your journey into Information Technology (IT)? Here are a few companies and institutions offering bursaries in IT related fields of study. 

If you are intrigued by the prospect of assessing and managing risk, you might enjoy a career as an actuary. Below is a list of companies that offer funding for an Actuarial Science programme.

The Marketing industry is always growing and evolving, and this is why many business students are considering a degree in marketing or marketing management. Should you wish to pursue a qualification in the Marketing field, below is a list of companies that offer bursaries to fund your studies.

Looking for bursaries to pursue media studies at a tertiary institution? Here is where you can find them.