nsfas portal


NSFAS stands for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a government loan and bursary fund for students through the NSFAS funding. 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.

The NSFAS portal, which is called myNSFAS, is the most important tool for applying to NSFAS.

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.

To apply for a NSFAS bursary students will need to submit their NSFAS online application using myNSFAS. 

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

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is responsible for the DHET Bursary Scheme, what we call the NSFAS bursary. NSFAS bursary applications will open tomorrow for Trimester 2 bursaries.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, what we know as NSFAS, just had another issue come knocking on their door as one of their platforms are out of order. NSFAS regularly uses this platform to relay updates to students.

Are you looking for funds to help with your tertiary studies? The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, or NSFAS for short, might be the solution. Have a closer look to see which courses they approve funding for and which ones they don't.

Due to a glitch, students funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme would have received a message. Nsfas has now addressed this and gave students further instructions.

NSFAS has played an important role in advancing the lives of tertiary students throughout the country since its establishment. There have been several events that have shaped the current state of the bursary scheme.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has stated that enrolments from students seeking funding for higher education studies has increased. More students are applying to NSFAS for financial assistance, yet those who have gained successful entry into the government entity still wait for their funds to be released. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) does not only cover tuition fees and accommodation, but it also looks after the needs of students through the provision of allowances that are paid out on a regular basis. 


There is a very short window of time left for students who are yet to submit their 2022 Second Semester NSFAS applications, as today marks their last chance to do so. It is therefore advised that they apply as soon as possible.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) funds public university and college students who are financially unable to pay for their tuition fees. While the aim is to provide financial assistance, the bursary scheme only covers students for a certain number of years.


Second Semester NSFAS applications for TVET college students have been open since Monday 4 July, so if you are yet to submit your application you have a very limited amount of time to do so.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) received an allocation of R47.3 billion to fund public university and college students. It has been found that there are issues with student registrations which have resulted in Higher Education calling for students to take necessary steps to resolve the issues that have surfaced.

Students studying at TVET Colleges and interested in applying to NSFAS to cover their studies in Semester 2 may do so now as applications are currently open. Here is how students can apply.

Learnership opportunities are the ideal step in the door for students looking to get into the workspace of their studied field. Some NSFAS funded students might question exactly how a learnership will affect their eligibility. Here is the bursary scheme's response to that question.

Qualifying for funding by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) can be quite a relief for students who need the funds to complete their studies. But does taking on a part-time job affect their funding eligibility?

If you are a TVET college student who has been curious as to when the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will open applications for the second trimester Trimester, then the wait is almost over as applications will open in just a few weeks.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has helped millions of students achieve their dreams of pursuing their studies. The Higher Education Minister has touched on an important matter regarding the allowances that students receive.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) serves as an important source of funding for many qualifying students enrolled in public tertiary institutions across the country. However, the bursary scheme has had to make changes to some of its processes, including the appeals process and the N+1 rule. Here is what the Department’s Minister had to say about it.

The Department of Higher Education has recently announced its plans to introduce changes to how the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) disburses allowances to qualifying students in tertiary institutions across the country.

Public TVET Colleges provide a very broad selection of courses and programs that have been created in response to the country's scarce skills demand. If this is where you are heading, government funding for these qualifications has opened.



Due to a few issues, TVET College students have not been able to access their allowances. However, to ensure students receive their allowances, NSFAS urges students to do the following.