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Applications Reopen 9 January 2017

NSFAS will reopen 2017 applications as from 9 January 2017. Learners and students are encouraged to make use of this application period if you have not applied during the 1 August 2016 to 30 November 2016 application period. This reopened application period will close on 20 January 2017 for learners and students who will be studying at a public university, and on 14 February 2017 at a TVET College.

Supporting Documents
For a full list of the required supporting documents which will be needed to complete your application click here
apply@nsfas.org.za


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To download a printable version of application form, please click here

Application results for applicants who applied during the 1 August 2016 to 30 November 2016 period will receive communication via SMS as from 5 January 2017, thus it is important that we have your correct cellphone number. Update your contact details by calling the NSFAS Contact Centre on 086 006 7327.

To all 2017 first year students
All students who will register at public universities/ TVET Colleges for the first time in 2017 and need financial support can apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance as from 9 January 2017. Applications will remain open between 9 January 2017 to 20 January 2017 for those who will be studying at a university and 9 January 2017 to 14 February 2017 for those who will be studying at a TVET College .

To all current university/ TVET college students already funded by NSFAS
NSFAS is in a process to receive all your information and details from the university/college where you are currently enrolled. You will be automatically migrated to the student-centred model, and will be notified by SMS/post once NSFAS has received and registered your details.

To all current university/TVET college students, who are not funded by NSFAS, but intend to apply for NSFAS assistance for the 2017 academic year
All the above mentioned students – including those who were previously on a government funded bursary programme not offered by NSFAS – can apply for NSFAS financial assistance for the 2017 academic year as from 9 January 2017 to 20 January 2017 for those who will be studying at a university and 9 January 2017 to 14 February 2017 for those who will be studying at a TVET College .

To apply on the NSFAS website, you will be required to register first to create your personal online account, and then proceed to fill and submit the application form online. You may need about 30 minutes to complete this online process, and must also have scanned copies of the following required attachments:
  • Matric Certificate
  • Identity Document/Birth Certificate
  • Last Academic Results
  • Proof of parents income (If parent/s employed)
  • Death Certificate/s (If parent/s deceased)
  • Doctor’s Certificate (If permanently disabled)

For a full list of the required supporting documents which will be needed to complete your application Click Here