my nsfas 2023-2024
my nsfas 2023-2024
In accordance with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was established.
NSFAS is a bursary program that provides free higher education and training to poor and working-class South African students.
The mission of NSFAS is to provide financial assistance to students from low-income and working-class households who wish to attend public universities and technical colleges.
Former President Jacob Zuma declared on December 16, 2017, that the South African government will gradually implement “totally subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working-class South African students.”
The money would be phased in over a five-year period, resulting in the establishment of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Bursary Scheme.
HOW TO APPLY
Use the NSFAS website to find out more information (if you wish to apply online, follow the instructions below)
- Go to https://my.nsfas.org.za/mynsfas/selfservice.html to create your myNSFAS account.
- When creating an account, you must supply the following information: username, password, ID number, cellphone number, and email address.
- After that, you can log in with your chosen username and password.
- Click the “apply” button to complete the application form.
- After you’ve completed all of the relevant fields don’t leave any blanks, you can upload electronic copies of your supporting documents (as listed below)
Applicants must ensure that they satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:
- South African citizen
- Receive a SASSA grant
- Total household income is R350 000 or less per annum
- Applying to study at a TVET College or public university
- Already registered as a university student with a total household income of under R122 000 per annum
- Passed grade 9 and grade 10 to receive funding to study at TVET College
- Passed Matric to receive funding to study at University
- Registering for your first time at a public university for an undergraduate qualification or registered at a public TVET College for a National Certificate Vocational/ report 191 programme
Do NOT apply if you don’t meet the following criteria:
- Foreign student (NOT a South African citizen)
- Total household income is over R350 000 per annum
- Completed a previous tertiary qualification
- Already applied and received funding
The DHET Bursary will provide cover for the following study related expenses:
- Registration fee
- Tuition fee
- Subsidized book allowances
- Prescribed learning materials (up to a certain amount, as set by NSFAS)
- Subsidized accommodation (up to a certain amount, as set by NSFAS)
- Subsidized meal allowances
For more info visit Nsfas Website