myNSFAS portal is the NSFAS portal used by NSFAS applicants and beneficiaries to receive information about their funding. NSFAS stands for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and NSFAS provides bursaries to South African students who can't finance their studies themselves.

NSFAS 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 bursaries go 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.

For the NSFAS bursary, students and future students will need to submit their NSFAS online application.

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

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has confirmed that it has received at least 40 000 appeal applications. Out of this batch, 30% of the appeals could not be processed, here’s why.


As the Higher Education Department continues to work on ensuring that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funds are disbursed as conveniently and efficiently as possible among qualifying students in tertiary institutions. The department has warned against any NSFAS-related fraudulent activities that students may perpetrate.

The SRC at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has voiced its concerns about some students still waiting for responses regarding their appeal applications and waiting on their NSFAS allowances.

There are a number of TVET Colleges in Johannesburg, however, which colleges accept NSFAS?

To show that there is transparency in the funding allocation process of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), the Minister has published the data relating to the number of NSFAS-funded young people, who have historically benefited from the Sassa Child Support and the Foster Care grant.

On Thursday, the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, presented the Budget Vote for his department. During his presentation, the Minister revealed just how much goes into NSFAS funding and the future of NSFAS.

Are you a TVET College students doing Trimester or Semester Study? Need financial assistance? NSFAS Applications for Trimester and Semester Study are open so apply now.

NSFAS has introduced a new and easy way to unlock your NSFAS Wallet. You can now unlock  your NSFAS Wallet account by simply using your cell phone. Keep reading to find out how.

First year university students have been left worrying about whether they can afford their courses this year after the funding decisions were delayed at the last minute.  The student finance body has now announced that they have finalised the funding decisions for first-time applicants.

Many students and parents have had their frustrations grow as they encounter issues with the myNSFAS portal. Now, NSFAS CEO, Andile Nongogo, has given somewhat of an explanation about this.

If you have applied to NSFAS and were asked to complete a consent form so that your application is completed, keep reading to find out how to gain access to it. 

In order to provide students with improved online security, the myNSFAS portal has been upgraded. If you are studying at a TVET college, you will then need to re-register your account to track your funding progress through the myNSFAS portal. Read further to see how to do this. 

NSFAS communicate the decisions on funding via the MYNSFAS student portal. Here are the application status codes they use.

Students whose 2020 applications for NSFAS Funding were unsuccessful should submit their appeals directly to NSFAS through the MyNSFAS portal.

A petition has been started to get NSFAS to re-open the bursary for applications from youth who want to study at universities this year but didn't apply during the application window last year.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offers funding in the form of bursaries to South African students to help them obtain higher education and training. 

You need to supply all supporting documents before NSFAS can approve your funding application. These are the details on how you can supply your supporting documents.

NSFAS-Funded students who qualify to receive allowances directly from NSFAS will receive cash funds in their NSFAS Wallets.