What Does The NSFAS Bursary Cover?

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

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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.
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NSFAS Articles

Once you have submitted your NSFAS application, you may have tracked your application status via your myNSFAS portal. Well, if you received a ‘Funding Eligibility’ status, here is what it means.

Students who have submitted their NSFAS bursary applications are reminded to check their application status regularly. Their application status may show ‘Application Submitted’, here is what it means.

Are you tracking your NSFAS application and notice that your application status says that it is on the ‘Filtering’ stage? Well, here is what it means.

When submitting your NSFAS application, you are required to attach certain documents to it in order for your application to be processed. Here is how you can submit your documents.

As soon as students submit their applications, they are able to view their application status. They may see that they are on the ‘Validation’ step, here is what it means.