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NSFAS applications 2022 Apply Here

NSFAS applications 2022 Apply Here

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has welcomed the green light by the Minister
of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande to open the online applications for 2022.

The online applications for 2022 are for applicants who would need government bursaries to further their studies at any of the 25 public universities or 50 TVET Colleges including students who previously studied without NSFAS.

On Tuesday, October 26, Minister Nzimande visited the NSFAS Head Quarters in Cape Town to assess the state of readiness for the 2022 online applications system process for first time students and the returning students who previously studied without NSFAS. Read here How To Check NSFAS Application Status 2022

Appreciating the system improvements and significant considerations made to simplify the application system process for eligible students, the Minister said: “I am quite confident from the demonstration I have seen, that we are ready to open the 2022 online application for eligible students.” Speaking on the approval of the opening of the online applications for 2022 by Dr Blade Nzimande, Mr Ernest Khosa, NSFAS Board Chairperson said that the approval by the Minister to allow NSFAS to open the 2022 online application is an indication that the public entity is taking steps in the right direction. “We appreciate the confidence and the support the new NSFAS Board and management is receiving from the Minister.

Our team has demonstrated to the Minister all the stages each application will go through when submitted by an applicant. We were able to assure the Minister that we are much better prepared to deal with any challenges that may come,” said Mr Ernest Khosa. Minister Nzimande is expected to brief the nation on the opening date of the 2022 online application soon. More details on the system improvements, and application processes will be made available on the date of the briefing. Also you can Read Notice NSFAS Application Dates for 2022

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NSFAS Online Application Guide For Financial Funding

Who qualifies for funding?

  1. South African citizens
  2. SASSA grant recipients
  3. Applicants whose combined household
    income is not more than R350 000 per year
  4. Persons with disability whose combined
    household income is not more than R600 000 per year.
  5. Applicants who first registered at university before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per year.

Who should not apply?

  1. Students who have completed a previous qualification, unless they apply for an approved funded post-graduate qualification.
  2. Students who have already applied and received funding in previous years. They are automatically funded for the duration of their studies, provided they pass their  modules and meet the academic requirements.

It is very important that during the application, applicant provides the correct ID number, name(s) and surname as reflected in their ID documents NSFAS will validate the ID upfront. This will allow us to prepopulate your application form with the validated and correct information received from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), Department of Basic Education (DBE) and others.

Benefits for applicants

  • User-friendly application form that you can complete anytime, anywhere, on a mobile device.
  • Reduce time spent on completing an application.
  • Improve the accuracy of the application through data validation and pre-population of fields.

Required documents All applicants

  •  Copy of ID
  • Must have consent from parent(s), guardian or spouse to submit their personal information for validation
    and verification. Once you accept the application terms and conditions, you confirm that you have received consent from all relevant parties.

If the applicant is dependant on their parents, guardian or spouse, they must provide:

  • ID copies of parent(s), guardian or spouse
  • Proof of income of 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

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