How to apply for NSFAS 2022

  1. Create a myNSFAS account via this link:
  2. Click on the ‘Apply’ tab to update your personal information and upload your
    application supporting documents
  3. Submit your application

What is NSFAS?

NSFAS is a public entity under the Department of Higher Education and Training. NSFAS provides financial help through study bursaries to deserving students at TVET colleges and public universities. The funding covers the cost of registration, tuition as well as allowances for learning material, food, personal care, transport or accommodation.
We have been around for over 28 years; assisting over 4 million South Africans to achieve their dreams.

Who qualifies for funding?

• South African citizens
• SASSA grant recipients
•Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year
•Persons with disabilities whose combined household income is not more than R600 000 per year.

Who should not apply?

• Students who have completed a previous qualification, unless they apply for an approved funded post-graduate qualification.
• Students who have already applied and received funding in previous years. They are automatically funded for the duration of their studies, provided they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements.

Required documents

All applicants

• Copy of ID
• Must have consent from parent(s), guardian or spouse to submit their personal information for validation
and verification. Once you accept the application terms and conditions, you confirm that you have
received consent from all relevant parties.

If the applicant is dependant on their parents, guardian or spouse, they must provide:

• ID copies of parent(s), guardian or spouse
• Proof of income of parent(s), guardian or spouse (payslip or appointment letter, where applicable)

If the applicant is self-sufficient, they must provide:

• Proof of income (payslip or appointment letter)
• 1 year’s IRP5 form
Note: If you are a SASSA recipient, then no proof of income is required.
Certified documents are not a requirement due to COVID-19 restrictions


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