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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.

Applicants or returning students can contact the contact center Toll free number 08000 67327 on Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 17:00. You can also contact them via their email address [email protected]. They are available to contact if you need any help with account, payment and balance enquiries or for any other general enquiries. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) recently announced that it would open the appeals process for students whose 2022 funding applications were rejected. But it seems you may have to wait a bit longer until they kick-off.

Following an application cycle that spanned a total of 10 weeks, NSFAS has announced that they will now be processing application appeals. 

After submission of your NSFAS application, NSFAS will allow you to see the progress of your application. You may have seen the ‘Payments’ status, here is what it means.

If you have not submitted your NSAFS Student funding application yet, you have an extremely limited amount of time to get it done.

Submit your NSFAS student funding application as soon as you can because you have a limited amount of time to do so.

Have you submitted your NSFAS application yet? If in the process of doing so, you receive feedback that says 'Signing of Agreement', this is what it means. 

If you are have not applied for NSFAS student funding for the 2022 academic year then you have quite a limited amount of time to do so. The closing deadline is in three days.

NSFAS might have rejected your application or you might not have met your academic requirements which inevitably has resulted in you being rejected for funding, you may appeal to NSFAS for the scheme to reconsider your application.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is responsible for providing NSFAS bursaries to students and future students. Here's what the NSFAS application process entails.

You have just submitted your NSFAS applications and upon tracking your application status you find that it says ‘Awaiting Registration’. This is what it means.

Have you applied for the NSFAS bursary but chose the wrong institution on your application? Here's what to do about this. 

As soon as your application is submitted, NSFAS begins processing your application. Along each step, NSFAS informs the student about their application status via the myNSFAS portal.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is calling applicants to approach their chosen higher learning institution's financial aid office to ensure that their qualification has been funded for the 2022 academic year.

Despite having recently announced an extension for funding applications, NSFAS has not been to receive as many applications as anticipated, especially in certain provinces with remote areas. The bursary scheme's spokesperson has unpacked the underlying reasons for this.  

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.


Are you curious as to what your NSFAS application status means when it says ‘Validation’? Here is what that means for you as well as how to track your application status. 

Have you forgotten to submit documents with your NSFAS application and now you're confused about how the process of submitting documents to NSFAS works? We are here to clear up any confusion you may have. 

Once students have submitted their NSFAS applications, they may track their status on their myNSFAS account. Here is what the NSFAS status means.

If you have applied for your NSFAS funding and submitted the required documents, it's important to check your application status. If you have checked your status, and you receive the 'Application Submitted' status, you might be wondering what this means.


After recently announcing an extension for student applications, NSFAS has warned applicants to note that this is the very last extension. The bursary scheme has revealed just how many applications have been submitted and approved so far.