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What do I need to apply for NSFAS bursary?


When you want to apply for NSFAS bursaries to pay your college or varsity fees you can do the whole application online. If that is difficult for you then you can also apply from any public university or college.

The first thing you need is your SA ID document or your Unabridged Birth Certificate.

You then need the ID documents for your parents or guardian.

If your parents/guardian are working your should submit a recent payslip. If they are not working, or are SASSA grant beneficiaries, you don't need to submit anything. You will just specify this on the online application.

NSFAS will check your household income by checking with SARS and credit bureaus.

You should download the consent form from the NSFAS website. Click here to download the Consent Form. You should complete this form and then submit it with your application.

A common question is what to do when the applicant only lives with one parent, and the other does not contribute financially. With the new system the applicant's application is compiled based on their household income. So they will submit the details of the parent they live with.

When you have all the documents you need go to the official NSFAS website. Make sure you are on the official NSFAS website when you apply.


Latest Bursaries

The Portuguese National Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) is offering a scholarship for PhD graduates. This scholarship will be awarded in collaboration with the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre).

Through this scholarship programme, ten PhD grants will be offered to candidates studying in the following fields:

You have the chance to study in Ireland! The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme is aimed at offering fully-funded scholarship opportunities to South African students. Selected students will be chosen to study at Master’s level in Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions.

Students from Historically Disadvantaged Institutions are encouraged to apply.

Matric learners are invitied to take part in the The University of Free State star of stars competition. 

Learners who are top academic achievers and residing in the Free State province will be considered. Applicants must have applied to study at the UFS before the closing date in order to enter the Star of Stars competition.

SATI is awarding bursaries for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.

Bursaries will be awarded in the following fields of study:

Are you in high school and in need of funding for your studies?  The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) wants to help you study further.

Learners from grades 8 to 12 are invited to apply for funding. You can get funding regardless of your subject choices!

Closing date: 30 September 2021.