Wednesday, 20 November 2019

NSFAS applications for student funding for the 2020 academic year are now open





NSFAS applications for student funding for the 2020 academic year are open from 1 September to 30 November 2019.
To qualify for government funding for university and TVET college studies, you must

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.

NSFAS has employed 200 NFAS unemployed graduates to support high learners throughout the country with the application process. These graduates will visit high schools and rural communities with no computer or internet access to assist students.




Ensure that you have your own
Valid email address and cellphone number (Note that this new number must be UNIQUE and accessible by you at all times).
Valid South African ID
You will need the following supporting documents:
All applicants

• Certified copy of your ID, not older than 3 months

• A signed and completed consent form


If you are a SASSA recipient, please provide:

• Certified copy of your ID, not older than 3 months

• A signed and completed consent form


If you are dependent on your parents/guardian/spouse, please provide:

• Certified ID copies of parent/s, guardian, spouse not older than 3 months

• Proof of income of parent, guardian or spouse (payslip or appointment letter)


If you are self-sufficient and employed please provide:

• Proof of income (payslip or appointment letter)

• 3yrs IRP5


If you have a disability, please provide:

• Completed and signed Disability Annexure A (if your information is not pre-populated on the portal)


If you are an orphan please provide:

• Orphan Declaration and Consent Form (excluding consent form)


Other documents required, if applicable:

• Retrenchment letter

• Death certificate/s

• Divorce decree





Where to apply:



When to apply:
Applications are open and close on November 30.




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