WITS NSFAS Bursary Application
What is termed as WITS 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 of which University of the Witwatersrand is a beneficiary .
What does the WITS 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 WITS 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 WITS 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 University of the Witwatersrand 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
University of the Witwatersrand NSFAS Bursary Application Deadline For 2022
APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON
NOVEMBER 30, 2021
APPLY NOW AND UNLOCK YOUR FUTURE TODAY.
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.