University of The Free State NSFAS

By | December 29, 2021

University of The Free State NSFAS

University of The Free State NSFAS, NSFAS is a public entity and is governed as such by the NSFAS Act and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and regulated by the PFMA and Treasury Regulations. Chapter Six of the PFMA and Part 9 of the Treasury Regulations include: requirements regarding the responsibilities of accounting authorities of public entities, budgets, annual reports, internal controls, strategic planning, cash management, investment policy and audit committees.


Our aim:

To transform NSFAS into an efficient and effective provider of financial aid to students from poor and working class families in a sustainable manner that promotes access to, and success in, higher and further education and training, in pursuit of South Africa’s national and human resource development goals.

Financial aid for prospective, current, and postgraduate students

“The University reserves the right to amend without prior notice, the regulations and bursary/loan values and/or conditions applicable to the awarding of bursaries/loans”

A quality product is never cheap. However, this should not dissuade you from studying! At Kovsies, we do our best to assist you in dealing with these financial challenges.

Fee Adjustment Grant

Special Monitoring Loan

Available only for undergraduate final-year students and/or student leaders with outstanding fees.

  • Application for Monitoring Committee Loan (Closed)

NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) Loans for

If you encounter any problems while applying please contact NSFAS on 0860 067 327.

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Bursaries awarded by the UFS for academic merit:

  • Academic merit bursaries (first-year students)
  • Academic merit bursaries for senior undergraduate students
  • Academic merit bursaries for postgraduate students

Bursaries and loans offered by outside persons or organisations:

  • Nedbank Bursaries Program – 2022
  • SA Bursaries, South Africa’s biggest bursary website
  • Trudon Bursaries
  • SM Goldstein Bursary
  • BDO   Bursary Requirements
  • Wool Industry Bursary Trust
  • Babette Taute Honours Scholarship
  • SKA SA – HCD – Undergraduate and Honours Bursary Programme (Closing date: 19 August)
  • Harmony Bursary Application Form For Intake (Closing date: 31 August)
  • Bursaries and bursary loans offered by outside organisations and awarded for postgraduate and undergraduate study (local and overseas)
  • Attorneys Fidelity Fund
  • The Abe Bailey Trust and Travel Bursary
  • Alexander Forbes: 2015 Internship Programme Applications
  • Cape Wool SA Bursary Agreement – Cape Wool SA Bursary Application Form


    • Bursary Opportunities

We are currently working with a client looking for current BSc undergrads (in a variety of fields) and well as BEng  students to support with comprehensive bursaries next year.

Career Space is currently drawing up a student directory to assist the client with sourcing these students.

To register on the directory, simply go to,click on the “for Students” tab and follow the link to the online application form, or click on this link:


  • Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation Myn Beurse
  • Bursary Application forms from outside companies
  • Bursary information pack (Pdf format)
  • FUNDZA LUSHAKA Bursary programme for prospective teachers
  • SAP Meraka UTD Opportunities for Masters and Phd students


  • Bursaries and bursary loans offered by outside organisations and awarded for postgraduate and undergraduate study (local and overseas)
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  • Bursaries for culture, art and leadership
  • Special merit bursaries for sport
  • Sundry bursaries