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What Does The NSFAS Bursary Cover?


The NSFAS bursary covers a range of student needs to help you through your tertiary career. 

When Attending A University The Following Will Be Covered:

  • Student accommodation: All cost will be covered according to the university residence price list. Private accommodation will only be covered if it lies within the university residence price range.

  • Transport: Within 40km of the univerisity.

  • Meals: All meals will be covered, if living on student residence.

  • Book allowances: To cover textbook costs for the study period.

  • Incidental / personal care allowance.

When Attending A TVET College The Following Will Be Covered:

  • Student accommodation: Accommodation within an urban, peri-urban or rural area will be covered.
  • Transport: Within 40km of the univerisity.
  • Meals: All meals will be covered, if living on student residence.
  • Incidental / personal care allowance.

For Students With A Disability:

  • Student accommodation
  • Transport
  • Meals
  • Book allowances
  • Incidental / personal care allowance
  • Assistive devices: Devices such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, adapted laptops, etc.
  • Support aids: Those who need carers or tutors are assisted with the cost of those professionals.


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.