NSFAS 2023 Online Application Step By Step Guide
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was established in terms of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Act 56 of 1999).
NSFAS exists to provide financial aid to eligible students at TVET colleges and public universities;
NSFAS identifies eligible students, provides bursaries and collects past student loan repayments to replenish the funds available for future generations of students; and,
NSFAS supports access to, and success in, higher education and training for students from poor and working class families who would otherwise not be able to afford to study.
Get Started By Creating A New Account.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3,……
- Log onto www.nsfas.org.za
- Click on ‘register’, Complete the required fields (ID number
- cellphone number and email address)
- Upload a copy of your ID or birth certificate. If you are uploading a copy of a Smart ID
- please ensure that both sides are visible on the copy
- 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 own Email address
- Type in your own Cellphone number
- Accept 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 is validated against the Department of Home Affairs database. Only valid South African ID information will be accepted.
Easy Steps To Get Your Funding:
Take Note Of The Below Important Documents Needed To Complete The Application:
Your application will not be processed without the relevant supporting documents. Please ensure you upload the correct supporting documents for us to process your applications.
- Once the student has created an account/profile and captured the required information, they click on apply and the screen above appears. Student should fill in the fathers’ details, if the field applies to them and Click Next
- Student should fill in the mothers’ details only if this field applies to them and click Next, if this field does not apply to the student, they can Click Next
- Married students with spouses should fill in the required details and Click Next, if this field does not apply to the student, they can Click Next
- Students with guardians should fill in the required information and Click Next, if this field does not apply to the student, they can Click Next
- Once the student has completed all required fields and steps, the student will be required to upload the necessary documents, upon completion student can Click Next
- Student should confirm if the details and documents uploaded are correct and submit
- Final Step: Once student clicks on “Submit” the application will be submitted successfully
Who Qualifies For The 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 grant recipients or
- 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
- Student who begun their university studies before 2018 and their household income is not more than R122 000 per year
What Is Required During The Application Process?
NSFAS may need more information from you to process your application, check what supporting documents are required and ensure that you have all the relevant information:
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.