NSFAS Articles

Once you have submitted your NSFAS application, you may have tracked your application status via your myNSFAS portal. Well, if you received a ‘Funding Eligibility’ status, here is what it means.

Students who have submitted their NSFAS bursary applications are reminded to check their application status regularly. Their application status may show ‘Application Submitted’, here is what it means.

Are you tracking your NSFAS application and notice that your application status says that it is on the ‘Filtering’ stage? Well, here is what it means.

When submitting your NSFAS application, you are required to attach certain documents to it in order for your application to be processed. Here is how you can submit your documents.

As soon as students submit their applications, they are able to view their application status. They may see that they are on the ‘Validation’ step, here is what it means.

Once students apply for the NSFAS bursary, they may track their application on their myNSFAS account. Some may currently be on the ‘Evaluation’ stage, here is what it means.

NSFAS has extended applications for the 2022 funding period. This will give applicants who missed the previous deadline more time to submit their applications.

NSFAS is a government-funded bursary that helps students further their education without having to worry about the financial burden. Here is where students may apply for the bursary.


Latest Bursaries

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) Student Bursary

SACAP hereby invites all interested students who are enrolled to study architecture at all accredited Architectural Learning Sites to apply for a bursary.

The Government of the Republic of Serbia is offering scholarships for Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programmes to the citizens of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member countries including South Africa.

Degree level

  • Bachelor's, Master’s and PhD degrees.

NB: All levels of study will be taught in Serbian.


A wide array of study fields are on offer. Please refer to the List of participating Universities in Serbia document for available courses.

As the Media, Communications, Journalism and Political Sector become evermore diverse and dynamic. Degrees in these fields are becoming more popular.

SAMNET is offering bursaries for students in the following fields:

  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Communications
  • Media Realated Studies

Dube TradePort’s Bursary Scheme is offering once off bursaries to students who are residents of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and interested in pursuing a tertiary qualification in any field of study.

Bursaries will be for students in their 2nd year and above.

The funding is only for students studying at a public institution of higher learning in KwaZulu-Natal and not private institutions. 

Bursaries will be awarded to students studying the following disciplines:

Meriting Youth Development and Imsimbi Training are offering 30 bursaries to study towards Business Administration. Apply now!

Meriting Youth Development presents a Seta accreditted Business Administration Services course FOR FREE. The course is worth 140 credits and after finishing, you will have achieved NQF level 4.

All candidates wishing to have a career in administration as a personal assistant, office administrator, secretary, receptionist, legal secretary will find this qualification your stepping stone into a career.

Meriting Youth Development and Imsimbi Training are offering 30 bursaries to study towards Project Management. Apply now!

Meriting Youth Development presents a Seta accreditted National Certificate: Project Management course FOR FREE. The course is worth 120 credits and after finishing, you will have achieved NQF level 5.

Are a deserving and prospective student? Do you need financial funding for your studies?

If you reside in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality you may approach the municipality for academic financial assistance.

The focus of the intervention is to assist students with settling of historical debts for previous academic years, registration fees and bursary assistance for the 2022 academic year

Applications close 29 January 2022


The Cederberg Municipality will endeavor to assist students with full university fees including books for full-time studies at approved tertiary institutions.

This opportunity is offered to persons residing in the Cederberg Municipal area. Please be advised that you must be registered or in the process of registering for an undergraduate/postgraduate degree/diploma in the financial fields of study in 2022.

The Construction Education and Training Authority is inviting suitable candidates who are interested in construction related studies to apply for bursary for the year 2022.

Closing date: 04 February 2022.


PROGRAMMES Future Managers was born out of a vision to add real value to people development throughout Southern Africa.

Enshrined in our core value system is our motto “Siyafunda Siyakhula!” – We are learning, We are growing. With our ROOTS IN AFRICA, our HEARTS IN EDUCATION and our MINDS IN COLLEGES, we have dedicated ourselves to provide opportunities for an enhanced teaching and learning experience for students.

TVET Lecturer Bursary Programme 2022

The Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET) invites suitably qualified and experienced TVET lecturers to apply for a fully sponsored bursary programme funding the business and finance studies stream.

This programme has been designed to help TVET Lecturers to develop new and cutting-edge competencies that will enhance the learning and teaching experience. 

Qualifying candidates should apply by no later than 23 February 2022.

DHET call for applications for university application fee support: Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals 2022/2023

The Swedish Institute (SI) Scholarships for Global Professionals is offering scholarships for full-time one or two-year master's degree programmes at Swedish universities for 2022 academic year.

TSIBA - Business Administration Bursary x100

Do you have a passion for administration in the business world?

Are you looking to study further but restrained by finance?

TSIBA offers you an opportunity to fulfill your dreams at a minimal cost. 

  • Location: Cape Town
  • Value: R66 000
  • Vacancies: 100
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Start date: 1 March 2022

All undergraduate students at TSIBA Business School study on a full or partially subsidised scholarship based on two primary criteria:

Academy of Digital Arts - Higher Certificate in Game Design bursary x1

If your world revolves around conceptual thinking, creative expression and technology then it's GAME TIME.

ADA is generously offering our members a Higher Certificate in Game Design bursary.

The Academy of Digital Arts works in close connection with many businesses to bring you the opportunity to study with us no matter your financial circumstances.

Artisan: Study your N4, N5, and N6 at ATI x2

Are you interested in studying for your N4, N5 and N6 at one of the best technical skills training providers in the country?

Then apply for the Artisan bursary right now!

You must have a N3 or equivalent qualification in order to start with N4.

A matriculate with Mathematics and Science may also enroll for N4.


Latest Funding Articles

The National Benchmark Test (NBT) can prove essential to the outcome of your application to a university, and since the pandemic began, the exam has been written online more frequently. The following outlines the rules and requirements of the online NBT exam.

The Multichoice bursary option is a great funding alternative for underprivileged students whose passions lie in the fields of science and technology, and television services. This bursary operates similarly to many other bursaries in the country in that it funds more than just tuition fees.

MultiChoice has been servicing Sub-Saharan Africans’ television programming needs for decades. With the company’s success, they have also implemented a bursary funding scheme that offers different types of bursaries within its realm of service each year.

The prospect of potentially failing, or not completing matric is one that many high school students grapple with, and under these circumstances, it is natural for students to search for alternative, quicker methods of passing their matric. These include searching for programmes that could help one complete their matric in less than a year to make up for lost time.  

NSFAS applications are open for students who need funding for their studies in 2022. Here's when applications will close.