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Nsfas Online Application

Nsfas Online Application

Applications now open

Nsfas Online Application : All students who will register at public universities/ TVET colleges for the first time in 2024 and need financial support, can now apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance. Applications will remain open between  August and  November .

Dear Applicants

We are pleased to inform you that our technical problem has been resolved and now all returning students can be able to process and submit their applications on the NSFAS website. We apologise for the technical error that made it impossible for you to submit your applications since Friday. Kindly note that while applications are open for all returning students, post-graduate students are not included in this provision. Thanks You.


To all current university/ TVET college students already funded by NSFAS

NSFAS is in a process to receive all your information and details from the university/college where you are currently enrolled. You will be automatically migrated to the student-centred model, and will be notified by SMS/post once NSFAS has received and registered your details.

To apply on the NSFAS website, you will be required to register first to create your personal online account, and then proceed to fill and submit the application form online. You may need about 30 minutes to complete this online process, and must also have scanned copies of the following required attachments:

  • Matric Certificate
  • Identity Document/Birth Certificate
  • Last Academic Results
  • Proof of parents income (If parent/s employed)
  • Death Certificate/s (If parent/s deceased)
  • Doctor’s Certificate (If permanently disabled)

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS – Nsfas Online Application

When applying for a NSFAS loan, please attach certified copies of the following documents.
In order for your application to be processed, please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form and attach all supporting documents. You must write your identity number on every page of all of your supporting documents in order for your application to be processed. NSFAS will not be able to process applications without an ID number.
Please attach certified copies of the following documents:
(All the certified copies must not be older than 3 months) Your documents can be certified at the South African Police Service or the South African Post Office.If you are under the age of 18 or if you are 18 and older and are STILL DEPENDENT on the household income of your parent or legal guardian, then this also applies to you.
Certified copy of your Identity Document. If you are younger than 16 years of age, and do not have a green bar-coded ID or smart ID card, you must submit a certified copy of your unabridged birth certificate.
* Certified copy of Identity Document of each household member including parents or legal guardian.
Certified copy of your latest academic transcript or exam results. If you are currently in Grade 12, you do not need to submit this.
If you have been exempted from paying school fees, please provide a letter from the school informing NSFAS that you have been exempted.
* Certified or official copy of recent payslip, letter of employment, not older than three months, for each parent, or the person who supports you, or your guardian or yourself if you are employed. This is for all types of employment or all forms of income for all members of the household. This includes any income received from SASSA grants, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), or any retirement, life, disability or other benefits paid as a lump sum or in monthly payments.
*If your parents or the person who supports you or your legal guardian are retired, please provide a copy of an official pension slip or bank statement showing pension payment.
* If your parents or the person who supports you or your legal guardian works as an informal trader, please provide an affidavit signed by them to confirm this employment.
If either of your parents is deceased, please provide a certified copy of the death certificate.
If your parents are divorced, please provide a certified copy of the divorce decree.
If either of your parents does not live at home, please provide an affidavit explaining the reasons.
If you are supported by someone who is not your parent or legal guardian, please provide an affidavit explaining the reasons.
* Certified copy of a SASSA letter if any of your family members are receiving a social grant and are also contributing to your household income. This also applies to your legal guardian.
* If you have indicated that a dependent in your household is a student, please provide proof of registration or acceptance at the TVET college or university for each dependent.
If you have a disability, please complete the relevant supporting documents (please see website for details) and submit them with your application form.







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Today NSFAS announced the second application period for financial aid in 2024.NSFAS will re-open for 2024 applications for all learners who have not applied during the 01 August – 30 November 2024 window period;

Applications for students who wish to study at TVET colleges will open from the 09 January 2024 and close on 14 February 2024; and

Applications for students who wish to study at universities will open from 09 January 2024 and close on 20 January 2024.


To all matriculants who are not sure where to apply and which institutions are open for admission use this information to check

Universities contact details

University of Cape Town
Tel: 021 650 2105/6
Fax: 021 650 5100

University of Fort Hare
Tel: 040 653 2312
Fax: 040 653 1338

University of the Free State
Tel: 051 401 2114
Fax: 051 401 3669

University of JohannesburgTel:
011 489 3000
Fax: 011 489 2260

University of KwaZulu- Natal
Tel: 031 260 2227
Fax: 031 262 2192

University of Limpopo
Tel: 015 268 2140
Fax: 015 267 0142

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tel: 041 504 2075
Fax: 041 504 9211

North West University
Tel: 018 299 2601
Fax: 018 299 2603

University of Pretoria
Tel: 012 420 4111
Fax: 012 420 4555

Rhodes University
Tel: 046 603 8148
Fax: 046 622 8444

University of South Africa
Tel: 012 429 3111
Fax: 012 429 2565

University of Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 808 4654/2721
Fax: 021 808 3714

Walter Sisulu University for Technology
Tel: 047 502 2200
Fax: 047 502 2970

University of Venda
Tel: 015 962 8000
Fax: 015 962 4742

University of the Western Cape
Tel: 021 959 2911
Fax: 021 959 2973

University of the Witwatersrand
Tel: 011 717 1102/ 2050
Fax: 011 339 8215

University of Zululand
Tel: 035 902 6624
Fax: 035 902 6601

Universities of Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Tel: 021 460 3911
Fax: 021 460 3700

Central University of Technology
Bleomfointein Tel: 051 507 3911
Welkom Campus 057 910 3513
Fax: 051 507 3310

Durban University of Technology
Tel: 031 373 2411
Fax: 031 373 2011

Mangosuthu TechnikonTel: 031 907 7111
Fax: 031 906 5470

Tshwane University of Technology
Tel: 012 382 5911
Fax: 012 382 5422

Vaal University of Technology
Tel: 016 950 9214/5
Fax: 016 950 9800