nsfas application form 2023 pdf download

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nsfas application form 2023 pdf download

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nsfas application form 2023 pdf download



In accordance with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was established.
NSFAS is a bursary scheme 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 subsidized 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.


Before applying, applicants must ensure that they meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • citizen of South Africa
  • Obtain an SASSA grant.
  • The total annual household income is less than R350 000.
  • Applying to a TVET College or a public university to study
  • Already enrolled as a university student with an annual household income of less than R122 000?
  • To be eligible for funding to attend TVET College, you must have completed grades 9 and 10.
  • Passed Matriculation in order to be eligible for university funding.
  • Registering for the first time at a public university for an undergraduate degree or a National Certificate Vocational/Report 191 program at a public TVET College.

If you do not match the following criteria, you should not apply:

  • International student (NOT a South African citizen)
  • The annual household income exceeds R350 000.
  • Have you previously completed a tertiary qualification?
  • Already submitted an application and received funding


The following study-related expenses will be covered by the DHET Bursary. The registration fee is:

  • Fees for instruction
  • Book allowances that are subsidized
  • Learning materials that have been prescribed (up to a certain amount, as set by NSFAS)
  • Subsidized lodging is available (up to a certain amount, as set by NSFAS)
  • Meal allowances that are subsidized


nsfas application form 2023 pdf download

You can apply in one of these three ways:

The NSFAS website has a lot of 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.
  • You will receive a receipt card with a bar code attached


  • At a Financial Aid Office/Computer Lab on Campus


Submit clear copies of the following supporting documents (these documents must be submitted; if any are missing, your application will be rejected):

  • ID card/document of identification (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • If you don’t have an ID paper or card, you’ll need an unabridged birth certificate (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • ID cards for parents and guardians (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Certificate of Death for Parents/Guardians (if applicable)
    (both a certified copy and a digital copy)
  • Pay stubs, employment letters, and pension information (not older than 3 months)
    (Do not include SASSA slips in your submission.)
    SASSA should not be counted as part of a household’s income) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Contact information (phone number/email address where NSFAS can interact with you during the application process and provide feedback on your application’s outcome)
  • Parents must complete and sign the NSFAS Consent Form pdf.


Please contact NSFAS directly with any questions about this bursary program:

Tel: 0860 067 327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za

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