Is NSFAS Open For Second Semester 2024/2025?

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Is NSFAS Open For Second Semester 2024/2025?

Is NSFAS Open For Second Semester 2024/2025?

YES. NSFAS is open for the Second Semester of 2024/2025, therefore interested students are advised to submit their applications NOW for the second semester.

Access to financial aid can be a deciding element in one’s academic journey when pursuing higher education. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has long provided financial support to South African students in need. As the school year proceeds, many students worry if NSFAS will be accepting applications during the second semester of 2024/2025. We will look at the current state of NSFAS, including application availability, deadlines, and major updates, in this article.

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NSFAS Second Semester Application Opening Date 2024/2025

The NSFAS application period is now open for the 2024/2025 academic year. Interested students must submit their completed applications by the beginning of July to the end of July. Late applications will not be considered for the 2024/2025 academic year. NSFAS Second Semester 2024-2025

Eligibility Criteria For NSFAS 2024/2025

All applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are provided below;

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards an undergraduate qualification in 2024
  • You must be studying or intend on studying a public tertiary institution within South Africa (University or TVET College)
  • You must have satisfactory academic records
  • You must NOT have completed any previous qualifications
  • You must be in a state of financial need.

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NSFAS Application Procedure 2024/2025

Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS 2024/2025;

  • Visit the NSFAS portal at
  • Select the “Create an account” tab where you will be required to fill in your ID number, first and last name, email address, contact number and your selected password
  • You will then be required to validate your account and the information you have provided
  • After creating your account, you will be able to select the “Login” tab and log in by filling in your ID number and password.
  • Fill in all the required information and upload your supporting documents.
  • Submit your application before the closing date.

Required Documents To Apply for NSFAS 2024/2025

The following documents must be provided to apply for NSFAS 2024-2025;

  • A certified copy of your South African ID or birth certificate.
  • A copy of your parent or guardian’s ID or death certificate (if applicable).
  • Proof of household income (e.g., SASSA grant, recent payslips, or an affidavit if unemployed).
  • Your matric certificate or final Grade 12 results (if applicable).
  •  Proof of university or TVET college admission or provisional acceptance.

READ: When Can I Apply For NSFAS For 2024-2025

Contact NSFAS

We are available to assist through the following channels:

NSFAS Second Semester 2024-2025

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

Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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