How Often Does NSFAS Fund Unisa Students

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How Often Does NSFAS Fund Unisa Students

How Often Does NSFAS Fund Unisa Students

The University of South Africa (UNISA), an institution noted for its distance learning programs, is one of the universities receiving NSFAS funding. If you are a UNISA student or aspire to be one, you may be wondering how frequently NSFAS funds UNISA students.NSFAS is a government initiative in South Africa that provides financial help to qualified students pursuing higher education at public institutions. Its goal is to close the financial gap and make higher education available to all.

Every academic year, Unisa allows new students as well as those who have already been admitted to apply for the Nsfas bursary. The Nsfas fund was created specifically to address the financial difficulties that students from low-income households with an annual income of R350000…


NSFAS Unisa Application Opening Date

The NSFAS applications are now open and will close on 31 January, therefore, all completed applications must be submitted before the closing date. Late applications will not be considered by NSFAS. The portal is open to all interested students who need financial assistance to further their education.

NSFAS Application Eligibility Requirements 2024/2025

  • To be eligible for NSFAS funding you must meet the following requirements;
  • Be a South African citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have completed the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification.
  • Intend to enrol or are currently enrolled at a public university or TVET college.
  • Meet the NSFAS means test requirements based on your household income.

READ: NSFAS Unisa Allowances 2024

Documents Required To Apply For NSFAS.

All applicants are required to upload and submit the following documents;

  • All applicants must provide 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: The 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

Follow the steps below to complete the NSFAS application;

  • 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: What Does NSFAS Cover For Unisa Students

NSFAS Contact  Details

Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Twitter: @myNSFAS
Instagram: @myNSFAS
WhatsApp: +27 78 519 8006

NSFAS matters in assisting UNISA students in their quest for higher education. While funding cycles usually follow an annual pattern, various factors might alter NSFAS funding frequency. To increase your chances of obtaining NSFAS help during your academic adventure at UNISA, it is essential to keep educated about eligibility requirements, maintain academic progress, and submit timely applications.  Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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