The National Student Financial Assistance Program (NSFAS) was formed on the basis of the National Student Financial Assistance Program. NSFAS is a scholarship program that provides free, fully subsidized higher education and training for working class and poor students in South Africa.
NSFAS’s vision is to provide financial assistance for students from poor and working-class families to study in public universities and TVET colleges.
On December 16, 2017, former President Jacob Zuma announced that the South African government will gradually launch “full subsidized free higher education and training for poor and working-class students in South Africa.” Funds will be allocated gradually over 5 years, so the Ministry of Higher Education and Training (DHET) scholarship program was established.
HOW TO 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
NSFAS Approved Students
NSFAS Allowance Process
Returning Senior Students who were funded by NSFAS in 2023
- Kindly ensure that your banking details on the Fundi (former Edu-Loan) system are created. Fundi will send an SMS link.
First Year NSFAS Funded Student in 2023-2024
- All First year students are required to complete a UJ Consent form before allowances are disbursed.
Returning Senior students who were not funded in 2023
- All Returning Senior Students who were not funded by NSFAS in 2023 are required to complete a UJ Consent Form before allowances are disbursed.
Banking Details Creation/Update:
- In order to create/update your banking details: Fundi (former Edu loan) will send you an SMS with a link that you will use to update your banking details.
- In February, students will receive a once-off cash book allowance of R5 000 and a living allowance of R1 000.
Student should print and sign the UJ Consent Form, submit via email below
- The SUBJECT LINE of the email from the student must be in the format as, Allowance19#Student Number
- Mail application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Appeal NSFAS 2023
Appeal Application – NSFAS 2023 Student Submission
Student to print and sign the Appeal Application and attach required documents:
2023 Funded Students (Returning)
- Only 2023 NSFAS funded students can Appeal with the institution
- The SUBJECT LINE of the email from the student must be in the format of: Appeal19_Student Number
- Mail application to email@example.com
First time entering and all senior students who were not funded in 2023 must appeal directly with NSFAS, by emailing their Appeals to ApplicationReview@NSFAS.org.za
Acknowledgement of Debt Application
Acknowledgment of Debt – NSFAS 2023 Student Submission
Student to print and sign the Acknowledgment of Debt and attach the following:
- Certified ID copy
- Official UJ Fee statement indicating the outstanding debt (stamped)
- The SUBJECT LINE of the email from the student must be in the format of: AOD19_Student Number
- Mail application to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info visit Nsfas Website
For more info visit UJ Website
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