NSFAS Offices Reopen On Tuesday

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With the new academic year around the corner, many South African students will require funding for the start of their tertiary education journey. 


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With the new academic year around the corner, many South African students will require funding for the start of their tertiary education journey. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) provides bursaries for students attending public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges. 

Nsfas offices will be reopening after a festive season break on Tuesday. There are just 3 days left for students to apply for funding, applications for Nsfas funding close on 7 January 2022

Nsfas bursaries cover tuition costs, accommodation costs, textbooks costs, learning materials and transport. 

Here’s how to apply for the Nsfas bursary online… 

Step 1: Create a myNSFAS account (you can login if you already have one)

Step 2: Insert all the relevant details. These details include name, surname, ID number, cell phone number, email address. You will also be required to upload a copy of your ID document or birth certificate. You will also be required to create a password

Step 3:  Click on the Apply Tab and fill in all the required information

Step 4: upload all the supporting documents

Step 5: Click on ‘submit’ 

In order to qualify for a Nsfas bursary, you must  …

  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Registered at any public university for the 2021 academic year. 
  • Have a combined household income of less than R350 000 per annum. 
  • Have a combined household income of less than R600 000 per annum for people living with disabilities. 
  • SASSA grant recipients automatically qualify based on their financial eligibility. This does however exclude R350 grant beneficiaries. 
  • Have a valid email address.
  • Have your own valid cell phone number

CLICK HERE To Start Sour Nsfas Online Application process

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