NSFAS Loans (National Student Financial Aid Scheme)

1st August 2017 - 30th November 2017 (Closed)
Funding Type Loan
Study Level Undergraduate
Student Nationality South African
Study Location University of Pretoria
Sponsor NSFAS
Faculties Faculty of Law
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Education
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Faculty of Health Science
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Faculty of Theology and Religion

NSFAS - National Students Financial Aid Scheme

Note: NSFAS IS NOT  a bursary scheme.  It is a study loan from government of which a portion may be converted to a bursary based on excellent academic achievement. See detail about this loan under LOANS section above.

If you are:

  • still at school and figuring out how to fund further studies, or
  • currently studying and needing funds to further your studies, then you need to apply for a NSFAS loan on their website,
  • NSFAS is a government loan scheme to assist financially needy, but academically deserving students. These loans are available for all fields of study at a low interest rate.
  • Loans are available to South African citizens who are engaged in full-time undergraduate study to obtain a first tertiary educational qualification, who meet the criteria as determined by NSFAS.
  • Loans are not guaranteed and are awarded subject to the availability of funds. 
  • The loan does not accrue interest during your period of study. The loans are only repaid after studies have been completed or discontinued.
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