Get started by creating a new account. NSFAS application 2023 are currently open. You have until midnight on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 to submit your applications.
To apply for financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), you will need to follow these steps:
- Check if you are eligible: NSFAS provides financial aid to students who are South African citizens and who meet financial, academic, and other requirements. You can check your eligibility below.
- Gather the required documents: You will need to provide certain documents as part of your NSFAS application, such as proof of identity, proof of residence, proof of income, and academic transcripts. Make sure you have all the required documents before you start your application.
- Apply online: You can apply for NSFAS financial aid online by visiting the NSFAS website and following the instructions to create an account and complete the application form. You will need to provide your personal and academic information, and information about your financial situation.
- Submit your application: Once you have completed your online application, you will need to submit it to NSFAS along with any required supporting documents. You can do this by uploading the documents to your online account or by delivering them in person to your nearest NSFAS application center.
- Wait for a decision: NSFAS will review your application and determine whether you are eligible for financial aid. You will be notified of the decision by email or SMS. If your application is approved, you will receive further instructions on how to access your financial aid.
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How to apply for NSFAS
Here is how to apply for NSFAS funding 2023.
- Navigate to www.nsfas.org.za.
- Click on “register.“
- Complete the required fields (ID number, cellphone number, and email address).
- Type in first names (as per ID number).
- Type in Surname (as per ID number).
- Type in your ID number (will your username).
- Type in your Email address.
- Type in your Cellphone number.
- Accept the terms and conditions. Tick the box provided to allow NSFAS to check the information provided (compulsory).
- Create a Password, to (protect your account).
- ID number, Names, and Surname are validated against the Department of Home Affairs database. Only valid South African ID information will be accepted.
- Once you have created your account/profile and captured the required information, click on apply, and the screen above appears. Fill in your fathers’ details, mothers’ details, Spouse details, gaurdian details. If any of these fields do not applies to you, Click “Next“.
- Once you have completed all required fields and steps, you are required to upload the necessary documents. Upon completion, you can click Next.
- Next, confirm if the details and documents uploaded are correct and submit.
- Finally, once you click on “Submit“, the application will be submitted successfully.
Who qualifies for the NSFAS Bursary?
You qualify for a NSFAS bursary if you are a South African citizen who plans to study in 2023 or you are already studying at a public university or TVET college, and you meet the following requirements:
- SASSA beneficiaries automatically qualify on financial eligibility.
- Your combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year or.
- Person with a disability with a combined household income of not more than R600 000 per year or.
- Must have email and cell phone number.
Documents needed to apply for nsfas
If you have applied for NSFAS 2023 funding and received a request to submit supporting documents, you are required to log into your myNSFAS account to upload the 2023 Applications Supporting documents.
You will need the following to complete your NSFAS application:
- Your own cellphone number and email address.
- Copy of your ID or birth certificate.
- ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse (If applicable).
- Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable).
- Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income.
- If you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required.
- Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form, click here to download.
- An applicant who is recognised as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form, click here to download.
Remember, based on the application type, the system will generate a list of required documents for upload. We do not accept any affidavits or driver’s license as proof of ID.
How to upload NSFAS documents
Here is how to upload documents required for NSFAS application 2023.
- Navigate to my.nsfas.org.za.
- Log in using your NSFAS login credentials.
- Click on the option to ‘upload outstanding supporting documents’
- Then click on the tab “Submit Documents.”
- Once you have uploaded your essential documents, you will receive a notification saying, “Outstanding application documents submitted successfully uploaded.“
If you upload the documents, and there’s a problem, the most common issue is that the documents are not clear. If you have a problem taking photos with your cellphone, you can go to an NSFAS or an NYDA office, and they will assist you.
If there is no NSFAS or NYDA office near you, and you have applied to a college or varsity, ask their fees office to help you.