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?


Latest Bursaries

HCI Foundation bursaries are primarily for our current bursary recipients who will be returning to university in 2023, and new applicants at Honours and Post-graduate Diploma level at the institutions listed below.


Interested in studying IT? The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) is inviting applicants to apply for a bursary. 

The South African Mathematics and Science Teacher Intern Programme (SAMSTIP) is an ISASA initiative, that aims to address the critical lack of qualified mathematics and science teachers in South Africa.

SAMSTIP offers prospective Senior and Further Education and Training (FET) teachers specialising in the fields of mathematics and the sciences an opportunity to receive bursaries to study for a four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree or a one-year Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at UNISA.

The purpose of the Amazon bursary aims to develop a talent pipeline for Amazon (AWS) in South Africa. Bursaries are awarded to students in fields relevant to the technology sector.

Only the following programmes will be funded:

Degree Programmes:

  • Computer Science,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Software Engineering,
  • Information Technology.
  • Year level: Third year, fourth year and Honours in 2023.
  • South African universities only.

    Coronation Fund Managers is an independent asset management company.

    As a pure fund management business, Coronation is looking to fund learners to help them become a group of talented professionals with an extraordinary blend of skills, insights and passion. 
    Applications close 30 September 2022

      The Sorghum Trust endeavours to aid and promote higher education in agriculture, more specifically, to promote the study of sorghum and its impact on agriculture.

      The collective founders of the Trust including producers, researchers and private industry know the world of agriculture is changing as times change.

      The Sorghum Trust seeks to promote agricultural progress by identifying, educating and equipping demographically, responsible and diverse individuals who have the potential to excel and make a significant future impact within the agricultural industry.

      The Sheila Brand Educational Trust is calling for 2023 applications.

      Application is open to all undergraduate South African students across all fields.
      Current bursary holders do not have to complete bursary forms again for the next academic year - they only need to complete the attached affidavit.

      The Sheila Brand Educational Trust is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year.

      The bursary will be awarded for Undergraduate studies in ALL fields, at the following universities: 

      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.

      South African citizens or permanent residents may apply for Masters and Doctoral programmes.

      Foreign nationals may only apply for Postdoctoral programmes.

      The OMT will be awarding 3 types of scholarships:

      The NFVF is offering bursaries to students who have a passion for the industry but do not have the financial resources to pursue their passion. There are bursaries for students studying at national institutions and students studying at international tertiary institutions for film courses that are not available in South Africa.

      This bursary is for Film & Television Studies.

      Awarded as a non-repayable grant based on merit and/or financial need and paid directly to the respective training institutions for the applicable academic year.

      The Cisco Charitable Foundation Trust South Africa opens call for applicants for bursary programme.

      As Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world’. The Cisco Charitable Foundation Trust South Africa hopes to do just that with its new bursary programme since 2021.

      In 2023 65 scholarship opportunities (10 Honours and 55 Masters) are available for students who intend to commence with their first year of registration for full- time postgraduate Honours and Masters studies.

      To be eligible to apply for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town, applicants must meet the stated criteria as recorded in the Terms of Reference and Conditions of Award document for Postgraduate Honours and Masters applicants.

      Khulisa Academy has a limited number of placements, which have been made available to people who the Academy deems to be the most suitable and who qualify academically to broaden their skills set and academic knowledge in the Information Technology Sector.

      The overall purpose is for training students with High Performance Computing.

      Limpopo Province experiences a shortage of qualified Engineers, technicians and other needed scarce skills to establish, maintain and manage Government office building, efficiently.


      We are offering bursary opportunities to top-performing students who are currently in their 1st,  2nd  and 3rd  year of studies for 

      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.


      Latest Funding Articles

      College and University students are always worrying about funding. If you are considering furthering your studies and you reside in the Gauteng province, below is a list of bursaries, you can apply for.

      Looking for Information Systems bursaries? Here is where you can find some.


      Securing funding to pay for your tertiary education tuition can be difficult and extremely stressful. It is always advisable to plan ahead and apply early to increase your chances of being awarded a bursary or scholarship. Below is a list of organizations that offer funding for study programmes in Industrial Engineering.

      Pursuing any university qualification can be very expensive and looking for funding to pay for your tuition can be stressful. Below is a list of funding options you can look into should you wish to study a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

      Based in Gauteng and looking for teaching bursaries? Here is where you can find a few.