Annual Performance Plan
Policies and Guidelines
For Students & Learners
The Bursary Scheme
How it works
How to apply
Frequently Asked Questions
Digital Learning Device (Laptop)
NSFAS Bank Account
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Propsensity Letter for an Additional Academic Term
Propsensity Letter for Student Appealing for N+1 or N+2
TVET NBA Terms & Conditions
University NBA Terms & Conditions
Make a Repayment
Stakeholders & Funders
Higher Education Institutions
Fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans.
As of the 2021 academic year, NSFAS will no longer provide funding for postgraduate courses.
This includes postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, honours degrees, masters and PhD degrees.
Students who were funded in 2020 for any of the 2020 NSFAS funded postgraduate qualifications will be granted continued funding in 2021 for the completion of the course.
Students seeking funding for postgraduate qualifications are encouraged to contact and apply through the National Research Foundation (NRF). Visit
for application dates.