Unisa NSFAS Allowances 2023

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Unisa NSFAS Allowances 2023

Unisa NSFAS Allowances 2023

NSFAS – National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a South African government learner’s financial aid scheme that provides financial support to poor undergraduate students to help them pay for their tertiary education tuition fees after they have completed high school. It is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, or NSFAS, is in charge of giving funding to financially disadvantaged students in the form of a bursary. Fortunately, they also support NSFAS students.

You might be wondering what NSFAS allowances TVET College students receive and what else NSFAS covers. Here’s the answer to your question.

NSFAS provides the following allowances to students:

Personal Care Allowance

  • All students funded by NSFAS get a personal allowance which is R2 900 per year.

Transport Allowance

  • If you live less than 40km away from the College, you’re eligible for the transport allowance and you’ll receive R7 350 per year.

Accommodation Allowance

For students who live in private accommodation more than 40 km from the College:

  • Students who live in rural areas receive R15 750 per year
  • Students who live in peri-urban areas receive R18 900 per year
  • Students who live in urban areas receive R25 200 per yearIf students are residing in the College’s hostel accommodation, their accommodation allowance comes to R33 000 per year

NSFAS Registration

  • New candidates can apply directly with NSFAS: www.nsfas.org.za
  • Continuous students can also apply via the University if they were excluded for any of the reasons below. Please note that you will be required to pay your registration fee while your application is being evaluated.

Bursary conditions

  • Students must have obtained an average of at least 75% and above in their previous year of study.
  • The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens registered for a formal qualification in any discipline at Unisa.
  • The bursary covers tuition fees and prescribed textbooks only.
  • Awards will only be made if there is sufficient funding.

Required documents

The following documents are required:

  • Copy of ID
  • Proof of household income
  • Parent’s IDs (for dependent applicants)
  • Academic record

UNISA Contact Infomation

If you want any additional information, please contact Unisa at the following address:


  • Preller Street, Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria
  • Sunnyside campus (applications, registrations & learning centre):
  • Cnr Justice Mahomed & Steve Biko Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria
  • Tel: 0800 005 311
  • Email: unisa@whistleblowing.co.za

Visit Unisa’s Official Website.

Please visit Nsfas’s Official Website.



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