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National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) – Bursary Application 2023

Closing Date: 30 November 2022

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS): Bursaries for 2023

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is offering Bursaries for the 2023  academic year. The applications system will be open from 28 September 2022 until  30 November 2022 when the NSC results are released.

Who qualifies for NSFAS funding?

You must be a South African citizen or permanent resident who plans on registering or already studying at a public university or TVET college in South Africa and fall within one or more of the below categories:

  • Persons whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year;
  • SASSA grant recipients (the SASSA COVID-19 grant does not count);
  • Persons living with disabilities with a combined household income of not more than R600 000 per annum.

NB. The correct supporting documents are important in ensuring that NSFAS processes your funding application in time for your registration at an institution of higher learning.

Required documents:

Take note of the below important documents needed to complete the application:

  • All applicants must provide a copy of ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted.
  • Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse.
  • Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided.
  • Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide latest payslip, not older 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse).
  • A person with disabilities: to complete Disability Annexure A form.

How to Apply

Follow these simple steps to apply:

  • Step 1: Go to www.nsfas.org.za and click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab
  • Step 2: Create a myNSFAS account
  • Step 3: Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen
  • Step 4: Upload required supporting documents where applicable
  • Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’

If you do not have a digital device or access to the internet, do not stress, simply pop into your nearest National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) or Thusong Centre to apply following the same steps.

Prospective students are urged to apply to institutions via their application processes for a study place, as funding is only offered to students who are eligible for funding from NSFAS (financial eligibility) and who obtain a firm place to study in an approved programme at a public institution.

Prospective students can access the NSFAS application portal at (website address). www.nsfas.org.za

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