The Bursary Scheme
Fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans.

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2019 Applications
Fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans.

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Students who qualify for NSFAS bursaries will receive allowances in the form of cell phone vouchers for food, travel, books and accommodation.

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Our Pioneers
As we celebrate 27 years of NSFAS, we allow previous NSFAS beneficiaries who are successful and leaders in their respective fields, to tell their tales of hardship and how the impact of NSFAS funding propelled them to success.

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Have you got a new cell phone number or email address? You can easily update your details online & stay updated with NSFAS - log onto myNSFAS via www.nsfas.org.za and update your details or create your myNSFAS account today. Click here to read more


Keep your details up-to-date

Students who wish to change their contact details can do so by:
  • Login to my.nsfas.org.za
  • On the already registered tab
  • Enter your username and Password Click on sign in button
  • Click on my personal details
  • Go to the cellphone number section
  • Delete and remove and type in the new cellphone number Click on update details
  • OTP will be sent to your new number
  • Enter OTP and submit
Number is successfully changed (if a duplicate number exists student will get an error message) Students who are unable to change their details online can use the manual process by emailing certified copy of their green barcoded ID or smart card, and a completed affidavit specifying that they have changed their cell phone number; with the new and old number listed to uds@nsfas.org.za.
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myNSFAS account - update your details!
You can now manage your own details through your myNSFAS account. If you have forgotten your login details please click here to watch this video to learn how.

Former security guard and NSFAS beneficiary joins the SA justice system
Former security guard Foster Mathebula is proof that it's never too late to achieve one's dreams. Mathebula who graduated with his LLB Degree two weeks ago from the University of South Africa (UNISA) is one of thousands of people funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.He was funded by NSFAS from 2013 until 2018.


The sky is the limit: Mathebula ready to tackle legal battles

Former security guard Foster Mathebula is proof that it's never too late to achieve one's dreams. Mathebula who graduated with his LLB Degree two weeks ago from the University of South Africa (UNISA) is one of thousands of people funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.He was funded by NSFAS from 2013 until 2018.

The 36 years old Limpopo born graduate said that he had to juggle tough university curriculum with his stringent duties at work to achieve his dreams.Adding that he couldn’t have made it without the support of his former classmates,colleagues and NSFAS. "I enslaved myself. My challenge was to stay employed while studying. I worked with integrity while making sure that my studies were not compromised," he said.

The former security guard is currently a registered Masters student and aims to immediately study for his PhD after completion. He is also serving his internship with the G4S security company's legal department, focusing on Labour Law.