Is nsfas open for late applications

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Is nsfas open for late applications

Is nsfas open for late applications

Is nsfas open for late applications


NSFAS announced that there will be an opportunity for eligible students to apply for the 2022 academic year. Applications will be open for 2 weeks from 17 November 2022 until 3 January 2023. Visit the NSFAS website at​ for full details on how to submit the application. Please note the following:
Who qualifies for funding?
  • Undergraduate students only without any other funding
  • South African citizens
  • SASSA grant recipients
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 p.a
  • Persons with disabilities whose combined household income is not more than R600 000 per year. Applicants who first registered at university before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 p.a
  • Only eligible students will be considered. Students who applied previously and were rejected by NSFAS based on the reasons provided will not be considered again.


Required documents:
  • If you are a SASSA recipient, then no proof of income is required.
  • Copy of ID
  • ​Once you accept the applicable terms and conditions, you confirm that you have received consent from all relevant parties.
  • If the applicant is dependent on their parents, guardian or spouse, they must provide:​
    • ID copies of parent(s), guardian or spouse​
    • Proof of income of the parent(s), guardian or spouse (payslip or appointment letter, where applicable)
  • If the applicant is self-sufficient, they must provide:
    • Proof of income (payslip or appointment letter)
    • 1 year’s IRP5 form Note (SASSA no proof of income required)
    • A completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form which must be completed by a social worker.
  • If the parent(s) are unemployed submit a Retrenchment letter/Proof of SASSA recipient letter
  • If the parent(s) are deceased submit a Death certificate/s.
  • If the parent(s) are divorced a Divorce decree is required.

Disability requirements:

  • A completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form (if their information is not pre-populated on the online application form).
(Find attached the official documentation received from NSFAS in this regard, providing assistance and guidance to students on how to apply).​

How to Apply for NSFAS Online 2023

If you would like to apply for NSFAS 2023, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. You have to visit the NSFAS website: online
  2. Then, you have to click on the “myNSFAS” tab
  3. After that, you create your myNSFAS account
  4. After creating myNSFAS account, you then have to click on the “Apply” tab
  5. Answer the following questions you see on your screen
  6. Update all your personal information
  7. Upload all the required supporting documents
  8. Lastly, Click on “Submit” to send your application for review.



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