NSFAS 2024 Applications are officially opened!

Applications will close on the January 31, 2024

NSFAS 2024 Applications logo

NSFAS officials will never ask or call you to share your password!

We strongly advise all applicants and beneficiaries to always safeguard their personal information.

Report any fraud or suspicious activity to the Vuvuzela hotline at 0860 247 653, visit www.thehotline.co.za, or request a callback by SMSing 30916.

Welcome to NSFAS 2024 Application ✨

The mobile app that is designed to make your funding application process easy
and seamless.

How to apply?

It’s as easy as 1,2,3

Create a profile:

Create a myNSFAS account via this link: httpss://my.nsfas.org.za/ or download NSFAS App on Google Play or App Store. Your ID number will be your username.

Apply now:

Click on the ‘Apply’ tab to update your personal information and upload your application supporting documents, indicated.


Submit your application

NSFAS provides financial aid to disadvantaged students from the poor and working-class who meet eligibility criteria to study at public universities or TVET colleges.

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Who qualifies for funding?

You qualify for a NSFAS bursary if you are a South African citizen who plans to study in 2024 or you are already studying at a public university or TVET college and you meet the following requirements:

  • South African citizens or permanent residents
  • SASSA grant recipients
  • Applicants whose combined gross household income is not more than R350 000 per year
  • Persons with disabilities whose combined gross household income is not more than R600 000 per year.
  • Must have email account and cell phone number.

Who should not apply?

Students who have already applied and received funding in previous years, have not yet graduated on their current qualification and do not intend to change from one sector to another (TVET College to University or vice-versa).

They are automatically funded for the duration of their studies, provided they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements.

What does the bursary cover?🤝🏻

Once your funding application becomes successful, NSFAS will cover your costs for:

  • Accommodation
  • Living allowance
  • Learning material allowance
  • Personal care allowance

If you are studying at the University of South Africa (UNISA) you will receive funding for:

  • Tuition
  • Books (subject to the number of modules registered)
  • Personal care allowance

If you are eligible student with disability, you will receive funding for:

  • Assistive Devices
  • Meals
  • Tuition
  • Transport
  • Tuition
  • Human Support
  • Accommodation

Allowances, excluding human support, for students living with disabilities attending TVET Colleges will as of 2023 be supported directly by the NSFAS.

Required Supporting documents during the
application process🤝🏻

Applications General

Note: If you are a SASSA recipient, then no proof of income is required, will be eligible for a funding award, if you have registered at an institution and are academically eligible..

Note: If you are student with permanent residence, you are required to submit your parent/guardian’s passport.

Applicants are required to provide a correct support document, including parental information, during the NSFAS 2024 Application process.

Application Restrictions 🎖️

If NSFAS discovers that an eligible student has misrepresented or falsified their details and these do not match with third-party data sources, it is considered a criminal offence.

NSFAS retains the authority to cancel or refuse financial aid to the student if necessary.

NSFAS 2024 Application Mobile App 📱

Create a myNSFAS account via download NSFAS App on google play and Apple Store

Available for download

Fraud Prevention Tips - How to keep your account safe

  • Always keep your Identity Document (ID) and password safe.
  • Do not share any of your personal information with anyone.
  • Always log out on your account when using your personal computer, laptop or internet cafes.
  • Ensure to at least reset your password once a month. This will prevent fraudsters from having access to your recent password credentials. Keep your password safe.
  • NSFAS officials will never call you and ask you to share your passwords.

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