Here Are The NSFAS Allowances You Will Get

Students approved for the NSFAS bursary receive registration fees, tuition and a number of allowances. However, the amount of each allowance differs depending on which tertiary institution they attend.

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides its students with monthly allowances to help cover the costs accrued while studying.

These allowances include transport allowances, accommodation, living allowances and a few others depending on which tertiary institution they attend. 

NSFAS was established to help underprivileged students further their studies. Students at TVET Colleges and public universities receive the following allowances:

TVET College Allowances:

  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution): R7,350  per annum.
  • Transport: R7000 per annum.
  • Incidental/personal care allowance: R2900 per annum.

University Allowances:

  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution): R7 500  per year.
  • Living allowance: R15 000 per year.
  • Book allowances: R5 200 per year.
  • Incidental/personal care allowance: R2900 per year for students in catered residences.

Unisa Allowance:

  • Small expense allowance of R2900 per annum for students who are registered for ten modules or more.
  • Learning material allowance of R600 per module for the first four modules (or once-off R5200 for five to ten modules).

Click here to visit the NSFAS website.

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