How To Submit A NSFAS Appeal

Tuesday, 8 February, 2022 - 11:44
Sakinah Samuels
nsfas office where nsfas appeals are processed

Has your NSFAS application to get a NSFAS bursary been rejected? You still have a chance to get NSFAS funding by submitting a NSFAS appeal, here's how.


Should your NSFAS bursary application be declined, you can still have a second chance at receiving NSFAS funding. How? By submitting a NSFAS appeal. 

A NSFAS appeal allows you to request NSFAS to evaluate your NSFAS online application again. This NSFAS appeal must be submitted within 30 days of seeing the 'unsuccessful' NSFAS application status.

In order to appeal your NSFAS application, you must do so using the myNSFAS portal. You will then need to submit your appeal application along with required information and documents.

Here's how to submit your NSFAS appeal:

  1. Log into your “MyNSFAS" account on
  2. Click the 'Track Funding Progress' option
  3. Check the application progress tabs
  4. If your application status reflects an unsuccessful message, you may submit an appeal by clicking on the 'Submit Appeal Tab'
  5. Once you are on the 'Application Appeal' page, you can see the reason for your unsuccessful application status
  6. You are then able to choose the appeal reason
  7. Then upload certified supporting documents to support your reason
  8. Then click 'Submit Appeal'
  9. You may now track the progress of the appeal on your myNSFAS account.

At most, it usually takes 30 days for NSFAS to respond to appeals.

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