National Student Financial Aid Scheme

NSFAS: Bursary Application 2021

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is offering Bursaries Programme for 2021 academic year.

Bursary application opening date is 3 August 2020

Bursary application closing date is 30 November 2020

Nationality: South African citizens

Who can apply

You can apply if:

  • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less, you are registered at this Institution and have not been approved for NSFAS funding in 2018
  • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less, you are registered at this Institution but have not applied for NSFAS funding before
  • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less and you plan to study at a public university or TVET College in 2019 and require funding

Whats documents needed in order to apply for NSFAS?

Make sure that you have certified and valid copies of the following documents before attempting to apply for funding:

  • Your South African identity document/card (or an unabridged birth certificate (if you are younger than 16 years old)
  • ID of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)
  • Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice stating income (SASSA slips are not required and SASSA should not be included as household income)
  • A completed and signed consent form, which you may download here and must be filled in with your parent/guardian’s signatures. Applications without a consent form signed by all people whose incomes have been declared in the application will not be accepted and will be considered incomplete.
  • If you have a disability, please download the Disability Annexure Afrom www.nsfas.org.za fill it in and submit it with your application

NB: The stamp on all certified documents should not be older than three months

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