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Apply: National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for South African Students 2018

All students who will register at public universities/ TVET colleges for the first time in 2017 and need financial support, can now apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance.

Application Timeline: 30 November 2017.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: South Africa

About the Aid: The National Student Financial Aid Scheme of South Africa is offering Financial aid to all 2017 first year students in need of financial support. All the above mentioned students – including those who were previously on a government funded bursary programme not offered by NSFAS – can apply for NSFAS financial assistance for the 2018 academic year .

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility: First year students

Number of Awardees: Several

Value of Aid: Dependent on the awardee

How to Apply: To apply on the NSFAS website, fill and submit the application form online. You must also have scanned copies of the following required attachments:

  • A signed consent form
  • Your South African identity document/card or, an unabridged birth certificate
  • IDs of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)
  • IDs of each person living with you in your home
  • Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice (not older than three months)

Visit Program Webpage for Details

Award Provider: National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Important Notes: to all current university/ TVET college students already funded by NSFAS:

NSFAS is in a process to receive all your information and details from the university/college where you are currently enrolled. You will be automatically migrated to the student-centred model, and will be notified by SMS/post once NSFAS has received and registered your details.

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