Will NSFAS Fund Me for 5 Years?

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Will NSFAS Fund Me for 5 Years?

Will NSFAS Fund Me for 5 Years?

YES. NSFAS Will fund you for 5 years If you qualify according to the means test and eligibility criteria. Many South African students seeking higher education rely on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). NSFAS provides financial support to qualifying students to help them pay for education, accommodation, and study materials.

NSFAS is a South African government initiative that provides financial aid to qualified students wishing to pursue higher education at public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions. NSFAS’s principal goal is to ensure that no worthy student is denied admission to higher education because of financial concerns. Many South African students have found the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to be a lifeline, giving them the financial support they require to pursue higher education.

READ: NSFAS Contact Number

Eligibility Criteria For NSFAS 2024/2025

To determine whether NSFAS will finance you for five years, you must first understand the eligibility criteria. NSFAS support is primarily intended for financially disadvantaged students who meet certain requirements. All applicants must meet the following requirements;

  • 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.

How To Apply for NSFAS 2024/2025

Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS;

  • Visit the NSFAS portal at https://www.nsfas.org.za/
  • 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. The following documents must be uploaded:
  1. A certified copy of your South African ID or birth certificate.
  2. A copy of your parent or guardian’s ID or death certificate (if applicable).
  3. Proof of household income (e.g., SASSA grant, recent payslips, or an affidavit if unemployed).
  4. Your matric certificate or final Grade 12 results (if applicable).
  5.  Proof of university or TVET college admission or provisional acceptance.
  • Submit your application before the closing date.

READ: How Many Months Does NSFAS Pay?

Contact NSFAS

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#

NSFAS is committed to assisting you in achieving your educational goals, but it is important that you be active and knowledgeable about the process in order to get funding for your entire five-year study plan. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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