The National Student Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS) is the government student bursary and loan scheme that receives its funding budget from, and reports to the Department of Higher Education and Training.
The scheme was established in terms of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act 56 of 1999. We provide financial assistance in the form of bursaries and loans to eligible students at public universities and
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges in South Africa.
We administer such bursaries and loans, and recover the loans from students once they have graduated and are employed.
NSFAS also raises funds in order to increase the funding pool for student
bursaries and loans.
National Student Financial Aid Scheme
021 763 3232
021 762 6386
Vincent House, 2nd Floor, Ebenezer Road, Wynberg, 7801
Private Bag X1, Plumstead, 7807
Overseeing Government Body:
Department of Education (National)
(The Government of South Africa)
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