It’s been almost a month since the Government Scholarship Program’s 2023 grant applications were submitted. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is now warning potential students that scammers are trying to extort money from them. On September 28, 2022, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) application for funding for the 2023 academic year opened.

Minister for Higher Education, Science, and Innovation Dr. Blade Nzimande announced that the application process can only be completed online.

The scholarship program has issued a warning to potential applicants due to false information being circulated on some social media platforms.

NSFAS announced

Applicants, please note that you do not pay for Nsfas applications.

Students are encouraged to visit the official website of the scholarship program for factual information regarding grant applications.

During a media briefing, Mr. Nzimande said his R43 billion budget for the program was to fund the beneficiary’s tuition fees, including meals and travel allowances, as well as his learning materials for the academic year 2022. is assigned.

Nsfas has initiated an application cycle to give potential applicants sufficient time to submit their applications and evidence.

The application system has reportedly become more user-friendly and similar to other platforms potential applicants are familiar with, such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The Ministry of Higher Education and Training is reportedly planning to implement its outreach program to assist potential applicants who do not have access to technology.


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