Online Application For NSFAS 2023
Online Application For NSFAS 2023
NSFAS (National Student Financial Assistance Program) was created as part of the National Student Financial Assistance Program. NSFAS is a scholarship program that provides free and fully funded higher education and training opportunities for South African students and workers.
The vision of NSFAS is to provide financial assistance to students from poor families and the working class who attend public colleges and TVET.
On December 16, 2017, President Jacob Zuma announced that the South African government would phase out “free higher education and training funds for poor and working South African students”. Financial support is provided in phases over five years, and a scholarship program by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has been established.
Nsfas Application – ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must ensure that they meet the following minimum admission criteria before they can support them.
- South African citizens
- SASSA subsidy
- If total household income is R350,000 or less per year
- TVET If you support studying at a university or public university
- , College students whose total household income is already less than R122,000 per year
- I passed grades 9 and 10 to receive funding to study at TVET University.
- I passed the procession to receive study funds at the university.
- National Qualifications Occupation / Report 191 Program Undergraduate Qualifications and Public TVET University Registration
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
DHET Bursary covers the following research-related costs:
- Registration Fee
- Tuition Fee
- Granted Book Allowance
- Granted Study Materials (up to a certain amount set by NSFAS)
- Granted Accommodation (set by NSFAS)
- Granted Meal Allowance
HOW TO APPLY
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
You will be required to provide the following information when registering an account: username, password, ID number, cellphone number and email address
2) You can then login using your selected username and password
3) Complete the application form by clicking the “apply” button
4) When you have filled in all the required information (do not leave any fields blank), you can upload electronic copies of your supporting documents (as listed below). Once all your documents have been uploaded, click the “submit” button to receive 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
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 Centre/ NYDA office
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact NSFAS directly:
Tel: 0860 067 327
For more info visit Nsfas Website
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