NSFAS Bursary 2024/2025

By | September 29, 2022

NSFAS Bursary 2024/2025

NSFAS Bursary 2024/2025

NSFAS Bursary 2024/2025

Are you in need of financial assistance to attend a higher institution? Submit an application for a bursary through the NSFAS. In order to provide readers with the necessary information, this article has been published. NSFAS is a bursary program supported by the Department of Higher Education and Training for students who lack the resources to pay for their education and cannot acquire bank loans, study loans, or other forms of financial aid.

Students with disability also benefit from this scheme. The NSFAS Disability Bursary Program offers financial assistance to disabled students who need it and have the academic aptitude to succeed in their academic areas. It aims to increase access to higher education and give students with disabilities the additional instruction and support they need to overcome learning obstacles.  Scroll down to this blog for more information about NSFAS bursaries.

What NSFAS Bursaries Cover

these are the things that NSFAS bursaries cover at colleges and universities

  • Amounts indicated of accommodation,
  • living allowance,
  • transport and
  • learning materials need to be aligned with the approved latest DHET guidelines.


  • Accommodation
  • As per the actual costs charged by the university (costs for private accommodation must not exceed costs for university residence)
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7 500 per annum
  • Living allowance R15, of 000 per annum
  • Book allowances R5200 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum for students in catered residences


  • Accommodation in an urban area R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in a peri-urban area R18,900 per annum
  • Accommodation in a rural area R15,750 per annum
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7,350 per annum
  • Transport R7000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum

Who Qualifies For NSFAS Funding

To be eligible for bursaries applicant must meet these basic principles;

  • All South African citizens
  • All SASSA grant recipients qualify for funding
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
  • A person with a disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who started studying before 2024 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

NSFAS Disability Program

The application process for students with disabilities

If you have a disability, you must complete Annexures A and B and attach proof of disability and a quotation for assistive devices with the application form.

Assistance provided To Disable Student

  • Assistive Devices
  • Meals
  • Tuition
  • Transport
  • Human Support

How Do I Apply Online For NSFAS

Application for NSFAS Account Funding:

  • Create an online account with myNSFAS, or update an existing one.
  • Check out www.nsfas.org.za
  • Go to the “myNSFAS” tab.
  • Select “Register”
  • Check the box to let NSFAS to validate your information.
  • then type your ID number as it appears on your South African Identity Document in the form (ID)
  • Enter your full name and last name according to your ID number.
  • Put your current email address here.
  • Validate your email address.
  • Enter your mobile phone number.
  • Set up a password.
  • Verify password
  • upload a copy of your ID
  • Select “Register”
  • An OTP will be issued to the entered email and mobile number (this OTP expires after 24 hours)
  • Enter the OTP and press “Submit”
  • You have now completed your re-registration
  • Click the APPLY tab to be directed to the online application form.

Documents Required For NSFAS Applications

The following documents should be prepared as certified copies and they should be no more than three months old. The South African Police Service or the South African Post Office must certify your paperwork. This also applies if you are under the age of 18 or if you are over 18 but STILL DEPENDENT on your parent’s or guardian’s combined household income:

  • a legitimate copy of your birth certificate or South African ID. You must present a certified copy of your unabridged birth certificate if you are under 16 years old and do not have a green bar-coded ID or smart ID card.
  • IDs for the guardian or parents (death certificate)
  • IDs for the guardian or parents (death certificate if applicable)
  • IDs for each individual residing in your home
  • Paystubs or appointment letters are acceptable forms of proof for your parent’s or guardian’s or your own annual household income if you are working. (This is true for all types of employment or income for all household members, including any income from SASSA grants, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), or any retirement, life, disability, or other benefits paid as a lump sum or in monthly installments.)
  • a certified copy of your most recent exam results or transcript. (If you’re in Grade 12 right now, you don’t need to submit this.)
  • Registrar’s records from the university (if applicable)
  • Travel and lodging paperwork (if applicable)
  • Download the consent form, fill it out, and have everyone whose income has been disclosed in the application sign it.
    Download and complete the Disability Annexure A Form if you have a disability.

NSFAS Bursary Closing Date

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The application deadline for NSFAS 2024 has been extended to Friday, January 21, 2024. The earlier cutoff date was Friday, January 7, 2024.

Which Institutions Does NSFAS Accept

The following 50 TVET colleges or the following 25 public universities accept applications for NSFAS funding in 2023:


  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Monash University
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • North West University
  • Rhodes University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of South Africa
  • University of the Free State
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Zululand
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Walter Sisulu University

TVET Colleges:

  • Boland College
    Buffalo City College
  • Capricorn College
  • Central Johannesburg College
  • Coastal KZN College
  • College of Cape Town
  • Eastcape Midlands College
  • Ehlanzeni College
  • Ekurhuleni East College
  • Elangemi College
  • Esayidi College
  • Ethekwini College
  • False Bay College
  • Gert Sibande College
  • Ikhala College
  • Ingwe College
  • King Hintsa College
  • King Sabata Dalindyebo College
  • Letaba College
  • Liphalale College
  • Lovedale College
  • Majuba College
  • Mnambithi College
  • Nkangala College
  • Northern Cape Rural College
  • Northern Cape Urban College
  • Northlink College
  • Orbit College
  • Port Elizabeth College
  • Sekhukhune College
  • South Cape College
  • South West Gauteng College
  • Tshwane North College
  • Tshwane South College
    Umfolozi College
  • Umgungundlovu College
  • Vhembe College
  • Vuselela College
  • Waterberg College
  • West Coast College

NSFAS Contact Details

Post: Private Bag X1, Plumstead 7801, South Africa
Address: 10 Brodie Road, House Vincent 2nd Floor, Wynberg, Cape Town 7700
Tel: 0860 067 327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za
Twitter: @myNSFAS

Related Links;

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