NSFAS Application Requirements

By | December 4, 2019

NSFAS Application Requirements


NSFAS Application Requirements

NSFAS Application Requirements


The National Student Financial Assistance Program was established in 1996 and replaced the Higher Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA) in 1999. The TEFSA program is a non-profit company that has managed and managed NSFAS since its inception. In 1999, TEFSA was transformed into a legal body called NSFAS. The plan is supported by more than R30 billion (2018) from the Ministry of Higher Education and Training, as well as local and international donations.

Scholarships include tuition, room, board, and travel allowances for “full-time” students, while “part-time” students only pay tuition.

NSFAS Application Requirements 2023

Applicants must ensure that they satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Receive a SASSA grant
  • Total household income is R350 000 or less per annum
  • Applying to study at a TVET College or public university
  • Already registered as a university student with a total household income of under R122 000 per annum
  • Passed grade 9 and grade 10 to receive funding to study at TVET College
  • Passed Matric to receive funding to study at University
  • Registering for your first time at a public university for an undergraduate qualification or registered at a public TVET College for a National Certificate Vocational/ report 191 programme

Do NOT apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • Foreign student (NOT a South African citizen)
  • Total household income is over R350 000 per annum
  • Completed a previous tertiary qualification
  • Already applied and received funding

For more info visit Nsfas Website

Unisa Nsfas Application 2023

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