How Long will NSFAS fund me?

NSFAS, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, funds students for their studies from money they receive from the government. If you are funded by NSFAS, not only will your studies but also further funding for other expenses. 

 

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NSFAS, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, funds students for their studies from money they receive from the government. If you are funded by NSFAS, not only will your studies but also further funding for other expenses. 

 

With regards to how long NSFAS funds their students, it depends on the duration of your course or degree. Most degrees take about 3 to 4 years, whereas medical degrees for example take up to 7 years. And if you fail one year, NSFAS has granted students an extra year of funding.

 

In regards to the other expenses NSFAS will cover, a bursary from NSFAS can cover: 

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Living allowances
  • Book allowances
  • Incidental/personal care allowance for students in catered residences

 

To read about how to apply for NSFAS funding, you can read this FAQ.

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