Nsfas Online Application For 2021

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. 
WHAT DOES THE NSFAS BURSARY COVER?

Applicants who are approved for NSFAS funding are covered for the following: 

  • Registration
  • Tuition​

Allowances for:

  • Food
  • Accommodation or transport
  • Learning material
  • Personal care

WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE BURSARY?

You qualify for a NSFAS bursary if you are a South African citizen who plans to study in 2021 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 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

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

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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 accountFacebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme​
Twitter page: @myNSFASInstagram: @myNSFAS
Email:info@nsfas.org.za

How do I apply for Nsfas 2021?

  1. HOW AND WHERE TO APPLY.
  2. You can apply online using a cellphone, tablet or computer. Follow these simple steps to apply:
  3. Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme​
  4. Twitter page: @myNSFAS.
  5. Instagram: @myNSFAS.
  6. Email: info@nsfas.org.za.
  7. APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON 30 NOVEMBER 2020, APPLY NOW AND UNLOCK YOUR FUTURE TODAY. 

When Nsfas will open For 2021?

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, officially opened the National
Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2021 Application cycle, on the 3rd August 2020.
This year the NSFAS application cycle will run for a period of four months starting from today August 03, 2020,
with the closing date being November 30, 2020.

Who qualifies for Nsfas funding?

• South African citizens

• SASSA grant recipients

•Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year

•Persons with disability whose combined household income is not more than R600 000
per year.

•Applicants who first registered at university before 2018 whose household income is not
more than R122 000 per year.

Who do not qualify for Nsfas funding?

• Students who have completed a previous qualification, unless they apply for an approved funded post-graduate qualification.

• Students who have already applied and received funding in previous years. They are automatically funded for the
duration of their studies, provided they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements.

How much does Nsfas give students per month in 2020?

R 290 per month. Payable to all NSF-AS Qualifying Bursary Students. Paid Monthly from February to November 2020. R 735 per month.

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Does Nsfas give you a laptop?

NSFAS has decided to give students laptops to give them access to online learning during Covid-19. This comes as Universities and TVET Colleges implement online learning and close down campuses to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Do you pay back Nsfas?

All loans are only paid back to NSFAS after you have graduated or left university or college, found employment/ in business, and earning R30 000 or more per annum. If you are still studying or unemployed, you are not required to start making repayments.

Does Nsfas have an age limit?

There is no age restriction on being a student. Anyone with the required academic background who is admitted to study in a public higher education institution and meets the criteria for financial assistance will receive funding.

Can Nsfas fund you twice?

If you are currently funded by NSFAS, you are not required to reapply. A student can only be funded for one qualification at one institution at any one time.

Can I apply for Nsfas online?

Yes, You can apply online using a cellphone, tablet or computer. Follow these simple steps to apply

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.

Will Nsfas fund me if I fail a module?

What happens if you fail a few subjects or modules? According to the NSFAS policy agreement, students must pass at least 50% of their modules as well as meet the academic requirements of their institution in order to continue receiving financial aid during the course of their study period.