Applications for the NSFAS funding of the 2020 academic year are now open. You will need the following to complete your funding application.

Ensure that you have your own
  • Valid email address IF NOT GET FREE email Here and cellphone number (Note that this new number must be UNIQUE and accessible by you at all times).
  • Valid South African ID
You will need the following supporting documents:

All applicants
• Certified copy of your ID, not older than 3 months
• A signed and completed consent form

If you are dependent on your parents/guardian/spouse, please provide:
• Certified ID copies of parent/s, guardian, spouse not older than 3 months
• Proof of income of parent, guardian or spouse (payslip or appointment letter)

If you are self-sufficient and employed please provide:
• Proof of income (payslip or appointment letter)
• 3yrs IRP5

If you have a disability, please provide:
• Completed and signed Disability Annexure A (if your information is not pre-populated on the portal)

If you are an orphan please provide:
• Orphan Declaration and Consent Form (excluding consent form)

Other documents required, if applicable:
• Retrenchment letter
• Death certificate/s
• Divorce decree

Note: If you are a SASSA recipient then no proof of income is required

Where to apply:

CLICK HERE for a list of applications centres where you will be able to apply for NSFAS online.

When to apply:

Applications are open and close on November 30.Click here to create your myNSFAS account to apply

Why you must apply

Once approved for NSFAS funding, the bursary will pay for; Registration fee, tuition fees, food, study material, personal care allowance and travelling and accommodation where necessary.

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