The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications for the remaining cycles of the 2023 academic year will close soon. This means that students who are pursuing their studies at a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college should ensure that their applications have been submitted before the deadline passes.
NSFAS has stated that the method of applications for all 2023 remaining cycles will be online using the NSFAS website.
How To Apply For NSFAS
- Go to the NSFAS website.
- Click on the 'myNSFAS' tab.
- Create a myNSFAS account.
- Click on the 'APPLY' tab and complete the sections on the screen.
- Upload required supporting documents where applicable.
- Click on 'Submit'
The bursary scheme has reminded applicants to complete the application process fully before they submit instead of just creating a NSFAS profile and considering that to have been the application. Creating a profile does not mean that the applicant has applied.
If students need further assistance they may visit their college bursary office where they will be given help on how to apply.
TVET Colleges usually have a bursary office where students can receive assistance with submitting their applications. An official at the college will do the application on behalf of the student if they provide the official with the following documents:
- Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of the student.
- Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of parent(s)/guardian/spouse.
- Proof of income – student/parent(s)/guardian or spouse (not older than 3 months)
- SASSA recipients do not require proof of income.
The NSFAS bursary is granted to disadvantaged South African students who are pursuing their studies at public higher education institutions. They cover costs such as registration, tuition and accommodation and students are also provided with monthly allowances for living expenses and travelling costs.