NSFAS Postgraduate

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NSFAS Postgraduate

NSFAS Postgraduate

Postgraduate courses will no longer be funded by NSFAS. Postgraduate courses may be a key step in your academic and professional development, but the financial load that frequently comes with them can be intimidating. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in South Africa has long been an aid for undergraduate students.NSFAS provides financial help to qualifying postgraduate students in the form of grants and loans. This assistance covers tuition, housing, books, and other associated expenses.

READ: Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail 60% Of My Modules?

NSFAS Eligibility Criteria

Students have to meet specific eligibility and progress requirements to continue receiving NSFAS support during their degree program. The common requirements for NSFAS funding include;

  • Applicants 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.

How To Apply For NSFAS

Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS;

  • Step 1: Go to www.nsfas.org.za and click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  • Step 2: Create a myNSFAS account
  • Step 3: Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen
  • Step 4: Upload required supporting documents where applicable
  • Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’.

READ: What Is The 55% Rule For NSFAS?

Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS

The following documents must be uploaded and submitted to support NSFAS application;

  • Copy of student ID / Birth certificate
  • Copy of parent/s or guardian/ spouse ID
  • Smart card: both sides of the card required
  • Proof of income (where applicable)
  • Persons living with disability (Disability Annexure A form)
  • An applicant who is recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed Vulnerable Child Declaration form completed by a social worker
  • An applicant who has indicated that s/he has no family member details and or abridged birth certificate must complete the Declaration: Non-SASSA.

READ: Do I Have To Apply For NSFAS Every Year?

Contact NSFAS

NSFAS Virtual Contact Centre

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

NSFAS ensures that financial constraints are not hindering your academic and career goals by providing financial assistance in the form of grants and interest-free loans. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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