NSFAS Application for the 2019 Academic year Now Open
Before you start!
Make sure that you have certified and valid copies of the following documents:
- Your South African identity document/card or, an unabridged birth certificate
- IDs of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)
- IDs of each person living with you in your home
- Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice (not older than three months)
- Please download the consent form and fill it in with your parent/gaurdian’s signatures. Applications without a consent form that is signed by all people whose incomes have been declared in the application will not be accepted, and will be considered as incomplete.
- If you have a disability, please download the Disability Annexure A and fill it in
You must not apply if:
- You have already applied and have an application reference number
- You are not intending to apply for admission to a public university or TVET college
- You already have NSFAS funding for 2018
- You are not a South African citizen
Applications close on 30 November 2018 and you will NOT be granted another chance to apply.
Apply online or at the NYDA office closest to you.
NSFAS is a public entity and is governed as such by the NSFAS Act and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and regulated by the PFMA and Treasury Regulations. Chapter Six of the PFMA and Part 9 of the Treasury Regulations include: requirements regarding the responsibilities of accounting authorities of public entities, budgets, annual reports, internal controls, strategic planning, cash management, investment policy and audit committees.
NSFAS identifies eligible students, provides loans and bursaries
and collects student loan repayments to replenish the funds available for future generations of students.
NSFAS exists to provide financial aid to
qualifying students at public TVET colleges and universities.
NSFAS supports access to, and success in, higher education
and training for students from poor and working class families who would otherwise not be able to afford to study.