NSFAS Bursary How to apply

NSFAS Bursary applications are an excellent way to fund your higher education and reduce your financial burden. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary is one of your alternatives if you’re a student in South Africa seeking for financial support.

Here are the steps to apply for an NSFAS bursary:

  1. Confirm your eligibility before completing an application. NSFAS has certain eligibility requirements. This includes having a total household income of less than R350,000 per year, being a South African citizen, and enrolling in or planning for enrollment at a public university or TVET college.
  2. On the NSFAS website, sign up: By entering your personal information and choosing a username and password, you can create an account on the NSFAS website.
  3. Fill out the application online: Register for an NSFAS account and fill out the online application. Make sure the information you enter is correct and current.
  4. After submitting your application, you must also submit supporting documentation, such as your ID, income documentation, and academic transcripts. Ensure that you compile these documents.

NSFAS Eligibility Criteria

You have to meet particular criteria, including the following, in order to be approved for NSFAS funding:

  • citizenship or legal permanent residency in South Africa.
  • must be willing to study at a public institution with accreditation.
  • a means test that demonstrates financial need.
  • completing requirements for academic progression.
  • adherence to the entrance standards of the institution.

Applying for an NSFAS bursary can be a straightforward process if you follow these steps. Remember to apply before the deadline and provide all the required documents to increase your chances of success. Good luck with your application!

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Last updated : 04 October 2023