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

National Student Financial Aid Scheme

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is inviting students to apply for Bursary Programme / Funding 2023 academic year.

The Bursary Application closing date: 30 November 2022

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is offering a Funding / Bursaries Programme 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?

Students qualify to get NSFAS funding if they are South African citizen or permanent resident who plans on registering or already studying at a public university or TVET college in South Africa and they will fall within one or more of the below categories:

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

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.

Requirements you need to apply for the Bursary

Note: All applicants must come up with the required supporting documents before the application process:

  • All applicants must provide a copy of their 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 the latest payslip not older than 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, and retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse).
  • The person with disabilities to complete the disability Annexure A form.

How to apply for the Bursary

You can apply online via www.nsfas.org.za

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’

Please note:

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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