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Financial Aid

Are you...

... still at school and figuring out how to fund further studies?

... currently studying and needing funds to further your studies?

... a young adult wanting to study but needing financial assistance?

... an employer looking for a way for employees' children to have brighter futures?

NSFAS provides financial aid to South African students using funds provided mainly by government departments and public entities. NSFAS provides billions in loans and bursaries to students at public FET colleges and universities.



Some facts about the NSFAS loan

  • NSFAS loans are for students who are financially needy.
  • The size of the loan is determined by a means test as prescribed by NSFAS.
  • Only students who are South African citizens and accepted by NMMU to do a first tertiary qualification (full-time), and students who are intending to register for specific post-graduate courses i.e. PGCE

First years and senior new applicants

Make sure you submit your application before 30 November 2017. To apply online, go to:

Continuing NSFAS students

If you are a returning student funded by NSFAS in 2017, you must not apply again. NSFAS has your details and will get your results from the university.

If you are a returning student who did not receive NSFAS funding in 2017, please apply online.

NOTE: The NSFAS Application above applies ONLY to prospective and current Nelson Mandela University students. Should you wish to apply for NSFAS in other Academic Institution, please contact the Financial Aid office of the University you are intending to study at.

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