NSFAS Extends Trimester 2 Applications Closing Date



Every year, the NSFAS bursary is granted to disadvantaged South African students who are pursuing their studies at public higher education institutions. Financial aid is provided to both university and TVET college students.



The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) opened Trimester 2 applications on 5 May 2023 and applications closed on 22 May 2023.

However, the bursary scheme has issued a notice extending the deadline for Trimester 2 Engineering Students until 9 June 2023.

TVET college students who did not manage to get their applications in during the initial application window have been encouraged to submit before Friday, 9 June 2023.

In addition, NSFAS also advised students that applications for Semester 2 Business Studies students will open from 17 July 2023 and close on 30 July 2023.

Documents Needed To Apply:

  • Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of the student.
  • Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of parent(s)/guardian/spouse.
  • Proof of income – student/parent(s)/guardian or spouse (not older than 3 months)
  • SASSA recipients do not require proof of income.

To make the application process as convenient as possible, NSFAS notes that the method of applications for all 2023 remaining cycles will remain the same as the one used by students to apply during the first cycle of 2023.

How To Apply For NSFAS

Students have been advised to apply via the NSFAS website following these steps:

  1. Visit the NSFAS website
  2. Click on the 'myNSFAS' tab.
  3. Create a myNSFAS account.
  4. Click on the 'APPLY' tab and complete the sections on the screen.
  5. Upload required supporting documents where applicable.
  6. Click on 'Submit'

The bursary scheme has reminded students that creating a profile does not mean that they have applied, and applicants should ensure that they finish the application process before submission rather than just creating a profile and doing nothing else.

What NSFAS Covers for TVET students:

  • Registration & Tuition Fees
  • Personal Care Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Accommodation Allowance

Receiving a NSFAS bursary allows students to focus on their studies without worrying about the financial costs or resources needed during their studies.

To find out more about the NSFAS bursary, applications and the latest changes, head to our NSFAS page.


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