The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will open a second and final application window for students who missed the previous deadline.
“We are calling on all young people who missed the first application phase this year and need NSFAS financial support, to take advantage of this second opportunity and submit their applications for financial assistance as soon as possible.” - NSFAS
Applications for students who wish to study at universities will open from 09 January 2017 and close on 20 January 2017.
Alternatively applications for students who want to study at TVET colleges will open from the 09 January 2017 and close on 14 February 2017.
According to the NSFAS website paper applications will be accepted however students are encouraged to submit their applications online.
Online applications can be done on the NSFAS website , while manual applications can be sent via fax, post or email.
Applicants are reminded to include their matric certificate, identity document or birth certificate, latest academic results and proof of parents income in their application.
A death certificate or doctor’s certificate may also be required if applicable.
To find out more about the application requirements visit the NSFAS website