NSFAS Online Application 2023-2024

By | August 5, 2020

NSFAS Online Application 2023-2024

NSFAS Online Application 2023-2024

NSFAS Online Application 2023-2024


The National Student Financial Aid Program (NSFAS) was established on the basis of the National Student Financial Aid Program. NSFAS is a scholarship program that provides underprivileged South African students and workers the opportunity for free, fully subsidized university education and training.

NSFAS’s vision is to provide financial assistance to students from poor and working-class families to attend public universities and TVET colleges.

On 16 December 2017, former President Jacob Zuma announced that the South African government would move into a phase of “complete and free support for higher education and training for poor and low-income South African students”. Working class”. The funding will be distributed gradually over a period of 5 years and this is how the scholarship program of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) was created.

Eligible Requirements;

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 program.

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


The DHET Bursary will provide cover for the following study-related expenses:

  • Registration fee
  • Tuition fee
  • Subsidised book allowances
  • Prescribed learning materials (up to a certain amount, as set by NSFAS)
  • Subsidised accommodation (up to a certain amount, as set by NSFAS)
  • Subsidised meal allowances

How To Apply NSFAS Online Application 2023-2024

There are 3 ways in which you can apply:

METHOD 1: On the NSFAS website (if you wish to apply online, follow the instructions below)

  1. Create your myNSFAS account here: https://my.nsfas.org.za/mynsfas/selfservice.html
  2. You will be asked to provide the following information during registration: username, password, identification number, mobile phone number and e-mail address
  3. Then you can log in using your chosen username and password
  4. Complete the application form by clicking on the button “Apply”
  5. Once you have filled in all the required information (leave no fields blank), you can upload electronic copies of your supporting documents (as shown below). Once all your documents have been uploaded, click on the “submit” button to obtain your reference number.

METHOD 2: At your closest NYDA Center

  1. Visit a NYDA center/ office closest to you
  2. A NYDA center worker will explain the application process and provide you with an application form to complete
  3. Complete the application form in CAPITAL letters with a black pen and sign it in the allocated spots
  4. Hand in your application form and supporting documents (as listed below). Ensure that your supporting documents are certified on the front of the page and not be older than 3 months.
  5. You will receive a receipt card with a bar code attached.

METHOD 3: At a Financial Aid Office on campus/ computer lab

Requirements Needed To Apply

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document/ ID card (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Unabridged birth certificate (if you do not have an ID document or ID card) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate (if applicable) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Payslips/ employment letters/ pension advice (not older than 3 months) (do not submit SASSA slips. SASSA should be excluded from household income) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Contact details (cellphone number/ email address where NSFAS can communicate with you throughout the application process, as well as to provide feedback on the outcome of your application)
  • NSFAS Consent Form pdf– completed and signed by parents/ guardians
  • If disabled, complete and include the NSFAS Disability Annexure A (.pdf)
  • If orphaned, complete and include the NSFAS Declaration Form (.pdf) – to be signed by an Isibindi Child Youth Care Worker/ a social worker from the Department of Social Development and submitted to an Isibindi Center/ NYDA office


For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact NSFAS directly:
Tel: 0860 067 327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za

For more info visit Nsfas Website

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