Have you applied for the NSFAS bursary yet? Well, you only have a few days left to do so. The NSFAS offices will be reopening to assist those who still need to submit their applications.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government bursary that provides tertiary funding to disadvantaged students, who wish to study at any of the public universities or TVET colleges in South Africa.
After the festive break NSFAS will be reopening their offices on 4 January 2022 so that applicants may receive assistance with their NSFAS bursary applications.
The closing deadline for NSFAS applications is fast approaching and if you are among those who are yet to submit their applications, then you have until 7 January 2022.
The NSFAS bursary covers the costs of registration, tuition and provides students with various allowances. These allowances cover transport, living expenses, and learning materials.
They also cover the cost of on-campus and private accommodation for students who live far from the universities which they are registered at.
In order to qualify for the NSFAS bursary you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a South African citizen
- Can be a SASSA grant recipient
- Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
- The person with a disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
- Students who started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.
- NSFAS is a government bursary that funds students attending public universities and Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) Colleges. Applications open annually for new applicants to apply for funding.
Students can apply for the NSFAS bursary online as follows:
- Go to https://my.nsfas.org.za/Application/selfservice.jsp
- Create a myNSFAS account
- Click on ‘Apply’ and update your information and upload your application supporting documents
- Click ‘Submit’
Alternatively, you can apply for NSFAS funding at National Youth Development Agency centres across South Africa.
The NYDA Centre helps applicants who have not yet applied, especially those who do not have access to the internet and those who are living in rural areas.
You can still apply for 2022 funding by visiting https://t.co/4gk75HosNN Applications will close on January 07,2022
— NSFAS (@myNSFAS) December 20, 2021