National Student Financial Aid Scheme briefs media on state of readiness for 2023 academic year, 31 Jan

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will close its funding application cycle for the 2023 academic year on 31 January 2023.

Since opening applications, NSFAS has received over 1 million applications from individuals seeking funding to study at public universities and TVET colleges for the 2023 academic year.

The NSFAS Board Chairperson, Mr Ernest Khosa, and the scheme’s Executive Management will address the public on the scheme’s readiness to provide financial support through a media briefing.

The briefing will unpack the 2023 NSFAS eligibility criteria & conditions for financial aid, system enhancements in place to improve the entity’s efficiency, institutional and student support, budget allocation and overall administration of the scheme.

Members of the media are invited to the briefing on the NSFAS 2023 state of readiness as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2022

Time: 14h00

Venue: Ronnie Mamoepa Media Centre, 1035 Frances Baard Street, Hatfield in Pretoria

Media Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the South African Government social media channels on the links below:

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Enquiries and RSVP: Ms. Maduvha Maseda on 071 134 6357/ 072 479 7760 or sends e-mail)

*The above contact details are to be used for media related queries only. For any other Enquiries contact the NSFAS contact centre on 080 006 7327 or send an email to

Source: Government of South Africa