Last updated on November 3, 2021
NSFAS Bursary Application Form 2022/2023
What is termed as NSFAS Bursary Application ? The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a public entity reporting to the Department of Higher Education and Training. NSFAS provides financial assistance in the form of a study bursary to qualifying students who wish to study or are already studying at TVET colleges and public universities In South Africa .
What does the NSFAS bursary cover?
Applicants who are approved for NSFAS funding are covered for the following:
- Accommodation or transport
- Learning material
- Personal care
Who qualifies for the NSFAS bursary?
You qualify for a NSFAS bursary if you are a South African citizen who plans to study in 2022 or you are already studying at a public university or TVET college and you meet the following requirements:
- SASSA grant recipients or
- Your combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year or
- Person with a disability with a combined household income of not more than R600 000 per year or
- Student who begun their university studies before 2018 and their household income is not more than R122 000 per year
What is required during the NSFAS application process?
NSFAS may need more information from you to process your application, check what supporting documents are required and ensure that you have all the relevant information.
You will need the following to complete your NSFAS application:
- Your own cellphone number and email address
- Copy of your ID or birth certificate
- ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse
- Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable)
- Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income
- If you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required
- Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form, click here to download
- An applicant who is recognised as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form, click here to download.
How and where to apply For NSFAS
You can apply online using a cellphone, tablet or computer. Follow these simple steps to apply:
Step 1: Go to www.nsfas.org.za and click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab
Step 2: Create a myNSFAS account
Step 3: Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and answer the questions on the screen
Step 4: Upload the required supporting documents then click on ‘submit’
After you click on ‘submit’, your application reference number will appear on the screen. The reference number will also be sent to the cellphone number and email address you provided.
Contact NSFAS via the NSFAS virtual contact centre
NSFAS Connect: www.nsfas.org.za and log into your myNSFAS account
Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Twitter page: @myNSFAS
NSFAS Bursary Application Deadline For 2022
APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON
NOVEMBER 30, 2021
APPLY NOW AND UNLOCK YOUR FUTURE TODAY.
Important Faqs On NSFAS Bursary Application
Will NSFAS Fund bed Students 2021?
A representative from NSFAS confirmed to the newspaper that the circular is correct. The course that will not be funded in 2021 include all BTECH programmes, B Ed courses, B Curr courses, legacy 2- year diplomas, NQF level 8 qualifications – and any course with the word ‘National’ in the title.
How much do you get from NSFAS?
Private Residents – R25,200 Annual paid per month. NCV Annual (Including PLP) – 10 monthly payments. R191 Semester- 5 monthly payments by semester period. R191 Trimester – 3 monthly payments by Trimester period.
Does NSFAS give you a laptop?
NSFAS has launched the Digital Learning Device Project, whereby NSFAS funded students can apply to receive a laptop from their learning material allowance.
Which courses will not be funded by NSFAS in 2021?
- Short courses.
- Courses being done through a private college or private higher education institution.
- Part-time studies.
- Postgraduate studies.
- Second degrees.
How many months does NSFAS give allowance? 10 months
NSFAS allowances will be paid during the first week of each month over a period of 10 months.
How much does NSFAS give TVET students per month in 2021?
Students who live in rural areas receive R15 750 per year. Students who live in peri-urban areas receive R18 900 per year. Students who live in urban areas receive R25 200 per year.
How do I withdraw money from NSFAS?
Through their NSFAS Wallet, they would then state how much they wish to withdraw. A voucher will then be produced. Present the voucher number to the merchant.
First step is to create a cash voucher:
- Dial *134*176#
- Enter your NSFAS wallet password.
- Select option 1. Cash Voucher.
- Enter amount.
- You will then get your voucher.
Can NSFAS fund you twice?
A student can only be funded for one qualification at one institution at any one time. I was approved for NSFAS funding before, but never registered for that academic year; do I need to re-apply? Yes, to receive NSFAS funding you will be required to apply again.
Does NSFAS fund if you fail?
They cover funding for registration, tuition and allowances. NSFAS funds students depending on the duration of their course or degree, and if you fail? they will continue funding you.
Do you pay back NSFAS?
Yes, the NSFAS loan will need to be repaid. The student borrows the money to cover the study costs. The loan only needs to be repaid after completing the qualification, upon leaving the University or College, found employment / in business, earning R30,000 or more annually.
What happens if you don’t pay back NSFAS?
If the loans are not repaid, it will essentially mean the entity will be unable to fund more students.