NSFAS is a Registered Financial Service Provider / NCRP2655

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NSFAS has been operating since 1991 and has provided over R50 billion worth of student loans and bursaries to deserving students over the years.

Funded by various branches of government and SETA's we have the infrastructure to support underprivileged students who wish to pursue further academic studies.

Nationwide Access to Student Funding

Through our website NSFAS provides direct access to student funding and bursaries to a range of prospective students from across the Nation.

We are reliable and are focused on delivering on our promises to our funders and to our students. We value dignity, integrity and reliability while remaining innovative and respectful.

What NSFAS can offer you

NSFAS is a nonprofit organization which assists various government departments and SETA's to provide students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds with bursaries and student loans to help them study through a South African university or TVET college.

Our Funders - our Bloodline

Our funders include the Department of Higher Education and Training, the Department of Agriculture, Banking Sector Education and Training Authority and even the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority among many others. These funders provide us with the funds to finance students like you and are our bloodline.

In a Nutshell

In order to apply for a student loan or bursary with NSFAS you must provide us with your identity document or birth certificate, a copy of your most recent academic results or matric certificate, a doctors certificate for disabled students, proof of income for parent or parents and, if deceased a death certificate.

To view a full list of supporting documents required please visit our website.

Apply or Funding from Anywhere in the Country

NSFAS has put a great deal of effort into ensuring that students can easily apply for funding no matter where they're from.

You can apply for a loan online, apply via one of our Vodacom application centre's or apply by printing and completing our application form which can then be faxed, emailed or handed in to us.

Eligibility & Requirements

Other Products & Services

  • Student Loans

Contact Details

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 Physical Address

  • 10 Brodie Road, House Vincent 2nd Floor, Cape Town, Wynberg, 7700, South¬†Africa

 Postal Address

  • Private Bag X1, Plumstead, Cape Town, 7801, South¬†Africa