NSFAS Opening Date for 2023

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NSFAS Opening Date for 2023

NSFAS Opening Date for 2023

You can submit an online application for the NSFAS bursary in 2023 if you are a South African citizen planning to enter college in 2023 or are presently enrolled in a TVET programme at a public university.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) online application period for the academic year 2023–2024 opens on 28 September 2022 and ends on 31 January 2023. Visit www.nsfas.org.za if you want to apply for NSFAS online in 2023. You can download the form in PDF version as well.

When is the NSFAS opening date for 2023

The NSFAS Application for 2023 will be opening on 28 September 2022 and close on 31st January 2023.

Who qualifies for NSFAS funding?

  • All South African citizens
  • All SASSA grant recipients qualify for funding
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
  • A person with a disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

What does the bursary cover?

  • Accommodation in an urban area is R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in a peri-urban area is R18,900 per annum
  • Accommodation in a rural area is R15,750 per annum
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7,350  per annum
  • Transport R7000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum

NSFAS Allowance Amount 2023-2024

Study Materials (Once Off) R5,200 R5,200
Accommodation (Max) R5,617 (Private)
Living Allowance R15,000 R1,500
Incidental Allowance R2,900 R290
Travel R7,500 R750 (Home)


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: www.nsfas.org.za 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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