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How to Apply NSFAS 2022

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How to Apply NSFAS 2022, NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act, funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in order to provide South African Government students like – you – financial aid in the form of bursaries and loans so that they can pay for their tertiary studies.

How to Apply NSFAS 2022

How do I Apply to NSFAS?


  • Be a South African Citizen.
  • Register at any of the 26 public universities or 50 TVET Colleges.
  • Come from a family with an income of below R350 000 per annum (combined).
  • Students with disabilities and students who are beneficiaries of social grants automatically qualify for NSFAS funding.
  • Students wanting to study towards postgraduate qualifications do not qualify for NSFAS funding – you are encouraged to seek funding from the National Skill Fund and the National Research Foundation.


  • Your South African ID or unabridged birth certificate
  • IDs of your parents/guardians and everyone else living with you
  • Parent’s letter of employment (not older than 3 months)
  • Download and fully complete the consent forms
  • Disability form if you have a disability


It’s important that all copies of documents are certified, and you can do this at your nearest police station. Just be sure to take the original documents along with your application copies.

How to Apply ONLINE Method NSFAS 2022

  • Go to the NSFAS Website.
  • Use your cell phone number and email address to register as a myNSFAS user on the website.
  • Click the ‘Apply’ button to start filling in your online application – but remember that you first need to have all of your certified and scanned documents before you start your application.

How to Apply AT AN NYDA OFFICE Method NSFAS 2022

  • Fetch a paper application form from the NYDA office.
  • Use black ink to fill in your application form, and write in capital letters.
  • Staple all of your certified documents to your application.
  • Then hand your completed application to an assistant who will then give you an ‘acknowledgement of receipt’ card with a barcode that matches one that is put onto your application.

NSFAS Application Status

Haven’t received a response for the NSFAS application for admission? Why not check the NSFAS Status of your application.

Remember that the NSFAS Application is always open once yearly for every South African Student with the above qualifications can apply with the use of any of the two methods given above.

How to Login

Log into your myNSFAS account →

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