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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Unisa NSFAS) is a South African government learner’s financial aid scheme that assists impoverished undergraduate students in paying for their tertiary education tuition costs once they have completed high school. The Department of Higher Education and Training funds it.

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

Contact us via telephone or e-mail

  • Tel: 0800 00 1870
  • E-mail: enquire@unisa.ac.za

Physical address

  • Hall B, E’skia Mphahlele Building
  • Sunnyside Campus
  • Nonhlanhla Mabuza
  • Deputy Director
  • Isaac Mabena

Manager: Loans

  • Naome Olamijulo

Manager: Bursaries

  • Thabiso Kapikile


Bursary funding team

  • Vincent Moloi
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: moloivm@unisa.ac.za
  • Jackie Ndlovu
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: Ndlovmj2@unisa.ac.za
  • Mxolisi Jiane
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: jianemg@unisa.ac.za
  • Katishi Mphogo
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: mphogkg@unisa.ac.za
  • Refilwe Makgae
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: makgarc@unisa.ac.za
  • Sibusiso Mashinini
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: mashifs@unisa.ac.za

NSFAS team

  • Dineo Mokhubu
  • Loan Administrator
  • E-mail: mokhudc@unisa.ac.za
  • Maupi Letsoalo
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: letsomp@unisa.ac.za
  • Lethabo Mbungi
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: mbungdl@unisa.ac.za
  • Sibongile Nhlapo
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: nhlaps@unisa.ac.za
  • Morgan Mashweu
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: mashwmm@unisa.ac.za
  • Zingisa Diko
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: dikoz@unisa.ac.za
  • Sarah Ratema
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: nhlaps@unisa.ac.za
  • Andile Zondo
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: zondoas1@unisa.ac.za
  • Ntomboxolo Ngcobo
  • Fund Administrator
  • E-mail: ngcobopn@unisa.ac.za

How to Apply for Nsfas

NSFAS bursary can be sent through on the NSFAS online application or through their offices. On the other hand, if you are applying online, you can follow the steps below;

  • Step1 – Go to www.nsfas.org.za and look for the tab “MyNSFAS” and click it
  • Step2 – You, therefore, have to create an account called myNSFAS
  • Step3 – Click apply tab and answer the question
  • Step4 – You will have to upload documents

Click here for the 2023 NSFAS application form

UNISA Contact Infomation


  • 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 Official Website for more details;



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