Are NSFAS Applications Still Open For 2024

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 Are NSFAS Applications Still Open For 2024

Are NSFAS Applications Still Open For 2024

YES. NSFAS Application for the 2024 academic year is still open for applications from all interested students of South Africa who seek financial assistance to pursue higher education.

The NSFAS application portal is open, therefore complete the application form, attach your supporting documents and submit them during the application period to be considered for financial assistance for the 2024 academic year.

READ: How Many Months Does NSFAS Pay?

What Is NSFAS?

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, or NSFAS, is a government effort in South Africa aimed at supporting financially disadvantaged students in pursuing higher education. Its major goal is to ensure that no worthy student is denied postsecondary education due to financial restrictions. TheNSFAS offers loans and bursaries to qualifying students to help them pay for tuition, housing, textbooks, and other necessities. NSFAS provides funding for the following;

  • Fees for Tuition:

NSFAS can pay the entirety of your tuition expenses, allowing you to attend lectures and finish your courses without financial stress.

  • Accommodation

If you must live on or near school, NSFAS may give assistance to pay your living expenses, enabling you to concentrate on your studies.

  • Study Materials:

Textbooks and study materials might be costly, but NSFAS can help you access the tools you need for your studies.

  • Living expenses:

NSFAS can assist with everyday living expenditures such as food, transportation, and other necessities, allowing you to focus on your studies.

READ: NSFAS Supporting Documents 2024/2025

Who Can Apply For NSFAS?

To qualify for NSFAS funding, you must be eligible and must meet the requirements for the fund. To be eligible you must be;

  • Must be a South African citizen / permanent resident
  • Combined gross household income should not exceed R350 000 per annum
  • Combined gross household income (persons living with disabilities) should not exceed R600 000 per annum
  • SASSA recipients automatically qualify for financial eligibility
  • Must have email and cell phone number.

Necessary Documents To Apply For NSFAS 2024

All NSFAS Applicants are required to upload and submit supporting documents to back the information provided on the application form. The following documents are required;

  • a copy of their ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted.
  • Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse.
  • Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided.
  • Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide the latest payslip not older than 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
  • Passports/Driver’s licenses will not be accepted as proof of ID.

How To Apply For NSFAS 2024

NSFAS applications are done online on the official website of NSFAS by completing the application form with the required information during the application period. NSFAS application involves five simple steps. Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS 2024;

  • Visit the official website of NSFAS at:
  • Click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  • Create a myNSFAS account
  •  Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen
  • Upload required supporting documents where applicable
  • Click on ‘Submit’.

READ: When NSFAS Application Close For 2024

Contact NSFAS

  • Email:
  • Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
  • Twitter: @myNSFAS
  • Instagram: @myNSFAS
  • WhatsApp: +27 78 519 8006
  • USSD:*120*67327#

If you want to pursue higher education in South Africa in 2024 and need financial aid, you will most likely be able to apply for NSFAS funding. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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