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NSFAS is the abbreviation for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Funding For Unisa Students

Unisa is an open distance e-learning university which reaches into places where other institutions do not, making a difference to everyone. Here's some ways to be funded if you choose to study at Unisa.

Unisa offers many certificates, degrees and diplomas. How far you get with your studies is entirely up to you. Unisa offers degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. This gives you the option of studying for as long as you wish and within your own time frame.

How Long will NSFAS fund me?

NSFAS, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, funds students for their studies from money they receieve 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.

 

Funding for UNISA students

The University of South Africa (UNISA) distance learning university which UNISA offers a combination of career-orientated courses, which one would normally associate with a university of technology and general academic programmes which you woulfd find at a traditional university. UNISA offers certificates, degrees and diplomas and offers at bachelor, master and doctorate level. 

Here are the funding options for UNISA students:

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