We are here to answer all your NSFAS questions. If you find yourself wondering whether NSFAS will still fund you even if you took a year or two off and they funded you before, we have an answer for you. Don't forget that NSFAS applications are now open.
During a webinar with Careers Portal Live, NSFAS answered this question and said that gap year students, whether that be before you start your qualification or during, will still be funded by NSFAS if they were approved before and qualify.
NSFAS offices are currently closed during lockdown. This would then lead you to wonder what to do to have your questions answered. Well, they have opened up other channels for you to get into contact with them. Read further to find out how to contact NSFAS during lockdown.
NSFAS has opened up a Contact Centre which is available to you from Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 17:00. This can be reached through
A question that's often asked is: will NSFAS still fund me if I move to another University/TVET College? Well, we have the answer for you.
The answer to this question is: yes, NSFAS will continue funding you.
This question deals with the N+ rule NSFAS has in place. Before NSFAS was changed from a loan scheme to a bursary, the rule was 'N+2' and after the change which came into action in 2018, it was changed to the 'N+1' rule.
Founded in memory of the late Uyinene Mrwetyana, the Uyinene Mrwetyana Scholarship for Women is open for applications.
The scholarship will be awarded to women students who are pursuing a degree in the Faculty of Humanities at UCT. Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of leadership in social justice and social activism.