NSFAS Qualifications

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NSFAS Qualifications

NSFAS Qualifications

Higher education in South Africa may be a transforming experience, opening doors to a world of possibilities. The expense of college or university, on the other hand, can be a considerable barrier for many prospective students. This is where the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) comes into play, providing financial aid to individuals who qualify. To assist you in understanding this useful resource, we go into the fundamental requirements and qualifying criteria for NSFAS in this post. To be eligible for NSFAS financing, you must fulfil the agency’s specific demands and standards. If you fulfil the NSFAS qualifying requirements, you may apply for NSFAS funding.

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NSFAS Qualifications

To get NSFAS funds to study at a TVET college, you must have completed Grades 9 to 12, and Grade 12 to study at a university or TVET college. If you are approved for NSFAS funding, you must first complete the academic admission requirements set by the university or TVET institution before NSFAS will provide you with any funds. Some general NSFAS Qualification include;

  • South African Citizenship

To be considered for NSFAS funding, applicants must be South African citizens or permanent residents. If you are an international student, you will need to look into other sources of support.

  •  Financial Needs

NSFAS primarily helps students from low-income families. Your family’s combined annual income determines eligibility. Exact income criteria may differ, thus it is critical to review the most recent rules. To receive funding from NSFAS you must be in a state of financial need before attempting to apply.

  • Academic Performance

NSFAS is meant to help students who have demonstrated academic excellence, however, the precise academic standards might vary based on the funding program or college. In general, candidates should strive for strong academic outcomes in order to increase their chances of securing financing.

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How To Apply For NSFAS

NSFAS Applications must be done online on the official website of the agency. Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS;

  • Visit the official website of NSFAS at:  www.nsfas.org.za
  • Click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  • Create a myNSFAS account with your personal information
  • Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen
  • Upload required supporting documents where applicable
  • Click on ‘Submit’.

Required Documents To Apply for NSFAS Courses

Applying for NSFAS requires applicants to submit supporting documents. The following documents must be submitted to apply for NSFAS;

  • 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.

How Do I Create My NSFAS Account?

To apply for NSFAS funding, you must create an account on the NSFAS website. Follow the steps below to create your NSFAS account;

Log onto www.nsfas.org.za and click on the myNSFAS tab.

  • Click on register. Tick on the acceptance option to allow NSFAS to verify and validate the information you provided.
  • Type in your ID number as it appears on your ID document.
  • Type in your name and surname as they appear on your ID Document.
  • Type in your email address and cellphone number. Your username will be your email address.
  • Create a password and confirm your password.
  • Upload a copy of your ID.
  • Click on register.
  • After clicking register, a one-time PIN (OTP) will be sent to the email address and cellphone number you provided.
  • Check your cell phone and email for the OTP.
  • Type in the OTP in the tab provided and click submit.
  • You will then receive another SMS and email confirming that your myNSFAS account has been created. You may now continue with your application.

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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#.

Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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