Nsfas opening date for 2022

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Nsfas opening date for 2022

Nsfas opening date for 2022

The NSFAS Act enables any student to apply for a bursary from NSFAS but allows the board to impose conditions, generally, or in respect of a particular loan or bursary. Such conditions include the use of the means test and the loan conversion of up to 40 per cent of any loan as an incentive for academic success.
It provides for payment by NSFAS of the amount of the loan or bursary “to the designated higher education institution”, rather than to the applicant. It also allows NSFAS to enter into what is in effect an agency agreement with higher education institutions (HEIs) or further education and training (FET) colleges.

Nsfas opening date for 2022

NSFAS Application for 2022 will be opening on 1st September and close 30th November 2021.


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

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 2022

If you would like to apply for NSFAS 2022, 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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3 thoughts on “Nsfas opening date for 2022

  1. Thabang johannes moshodi

    So if you have been funded but only get 870 for the whole year and at the end of the got fail 5 module out of 7 can you apply for NSFAS again?

  2. Thabang johannes

    So if you have been funded,but end up got only 870 from your annual allowance for the whole year and at the end of the year,end up got failed 4 module out of 7. Can you still apply for NSFAS again?

  3. Asvat Thobejana

    Good day
    Is there any way I can be funded for 2022 academic year, since I had to write to aegrotat exam in Jan/Feb? And I remember getting a message that NSFAS didn’t receive my results from the institution where as I had some that I have passed in 2021 academic year.

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