NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a government loan and bursary fund for students through the NSFAS fundingNSFAS application and registration opens in the later part of the year for students with the NSFAS closing date usually being in the next calendar year.

NSFAS gives bursaries to students from poor and working class backgrounds which goes beyond just paying for your fees. They’ll also pay for your registration, accommodation, transport, books through NSFAS allowances.

So what are the NSFAS requirements?

The most important requirement is that your household income should come to R350 000 or less per year. This means that if you add up everyone’s salaries in your house for the year and it comes to over R350 000, you won’t qualify.

Usually, students and future students will submit their NSFAS online application for a NSFAS bursary using myNSFAS

Careers Portal has everything you need to know about NSFAS, NSFAS applications and NSFAS allowances.

TSIBA Business School offers undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications as well as informal short courses in commerce, entrepreneurship and leadership. However, does NSFAS cover these courses?

If you have successfully applied for NSFAS funding, you will notice that NSFAS covers accommodation for students who would like to live near or on campus. Here is how you can check if the accommodation you are interested in is NSFAS accredited.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme shoulders the responsibility of ensuring that all qualifying students in the country's public tertiary institutions are funded. Here is how this process works for students in TVET colleges.  

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme shoulders the responsibility of ensuring that all financially vulnerable tertiary students across the country's 50 universities are funded in their tertiary studies. But how is this process carried out? Here is who pays out NSFAS allowances to university students?

Certain documents are required for the NSFAS application. Are you wondering if a Guardianship Affidavit is part of these documents? Well, here is what you need to know.

If you are a student who has had their NSFAS student funding application denied and are awaiting the decision of your appeal, it is critical that you are aware of the status of your appeal. Here's where you should submit your NSFAS application appeal documents.

After matric, not everyone is able to achieve the required marks to enter an institution of higher learning but fortunately, there's a programme that caters for these students to enable them to achieve the qualification that they sought.


Are you interested in studying a second qualification and wondering if you’re eligible for NSFAS funding? Here is what you should know.

Staying in close in proximity to your university is important as this makes it easier to access to the institution's resources. There are private residences that you can consider should your application for on-campus accommodation be unsuccessful. How will NSFAS work for private accommodation though?



If you are a student who studied at a TVET college, failed and decide to switch from and enrol at a university, you are probably wondering if NSFAS would still fund your studies. Here’s what the bursary scheme has to say about that.

If you are planning on completing online undergraduate courses but you are in need of funding, then you may want to consider applying for NSFAS. Find out more below. 

So, you've applied for NSFAS funding, have checked your application status and it reads "Funding without Admission". Here's what it means. 

If you have not received your allowance due to a cellphone number update, you might need to make a change. Here's how to change your phone number on your myNSFAS account.

Have you applied for student funding through NSFAS and had an application rejected? There is still a chance for you to appeal your unsuccessful application. Here is how you can do so and track your appeal.

If you’re a TVET College student, there is a high chance that you’ve registered for your first trimester. Funding also happens to be a crucial part of the process and since NSFAS recently announced that student funding applications are open, here’s how you can submit yours.

Are you a NSFAS applicant who has been curious as to what your student funding application status means when it says “Outstanding Declaration Form’? Here is what that status means and what you can do about it.

If you are among those who have successfully applied for a NSFAS bursary, it’s important to check your current application status and what it means. Here's what 'evaluation' means.


If you've applied for a NSFAS bursary, you've probably asked yourself: how will I know if NSFAS approved my application and will be funding my studies? Well, here's how. 

If you are a student who has had their NSFAS student funding application declined and are currently waiting for the outcome of your appeal, it is important for you to understand the status of your appeal. Here is what an 'active appeal' NSFAS status means.

The NSFAS bursary is a very popular bursary which receives hundreds of thousands of NSFAS applications every year. Does the NSFAS bursary cover social work courses though? 




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