NSFAS Bursary Requirements 2024/2025

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NSFAS Bursary Requirements 2024/2025

NSFAS Bursary Requirements 2024/2025

It is everyone’s legal right to have access to a high-quality education, yet for many South African students, the cost of going to college might be prohibitive. The South African government developed the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to ease this load. NSFAS provides financial aid to qualifying students in order to help them attain their educational goals. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a government-funded project that provides financial support to South African students who qualify. Its principal purpose is to make higher education available to all people, regardless of their financial situation. NSFAS provides bursaries, loans, and other types of financial assistance to pay tuition, study materials, housing, and living expenses.

READ: NSFAS Application 2024 Closing Date

NSFAS Bursary Requirements 2024/2025

To be considered for an NSFAS bursary, you must meet certain eligibility criteria. The general requirements for NSFAS bursary are listed below;

  • 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

Required Documents To Apply for NSFAS Bursary

All applicants must provide the following documents to apply for NSFAS bursary;

  • 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.

READ: NSFAS Requirements

How To Apply for NSFAS Bursary Online

Follow the steps below to check the status of your application;

  • Visit the NSFAS official website at www.nsfas.org.za.
  • Click on “MyNSFAS account” at the top right menu of the page
  • Enter your username or ID number and password
  • Then, you click the “SIGN IN” button.
  • Click on “Track Funding Progress”
  • Upon successful login, your application status will appear on the screen.

NSFAS Contact Details

NSFAS Virtual Contact Centre

We are available to assist through the following channels:

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

The NSFAS bursary program is a refuge for many South African students who want to go to university but can’t afford it. You can boost your chances of getting financial support for your educational ambitions by meeting the NSFAS bursary requirements and following the application procedure properly. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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