The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Minister Dr. Blade Nzimande confirmed that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) funding application cycle for the 2023 academic years opened on 28 September 2022 and will close 31 January 2023.
According to reports, the Nsfas student application system has been improved, allowing applications to pause and continue at a later stage without restarting the whole process from scratch.
Applications are solely done on the Nsfas online system, however, applicants will have to first register a myNsfas account.
In post, Nsfas has announced that applicants are required to follow these steps to register their account:
- Visit www.nsfas.org.za
- Click on the myNsfas tab at the top right corner of your screen
- Fill in your personal details as they appear on your Identity document
- Fill in your valid contact details (Nsfas will use this to communicate important updates regarding your application)
- Accept terms and conditions by ticking on the box provided. This action is compulsory and will allow Nsfas to validate the information provided.
- Create a password to protect your account, confirm password then click on ‘CREATE’
- A message confirming your account creation will pop on the screen
On the myNsfas account students will not only be able to apply for Nsfas funding, but they will also be able to update their personal details and also track their existing application.
It is said that students will be required to provide their name, surname, ID number, email address and a valid contact number to create the new myNsfas account.
The government bursary has advised students applying for funding to keep their personal details and passwords private to avoid identity theft or scammers accessing their profile.