How to Apply for NSFAS Online 2024/2025

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How to Apply for NSFAS Online 2024/2025

How to Apply for NSFAS Online 2024/2025

How to Submit New NSFAS Online Application form 2024/2025

NSFAS Online Application for the 2024/2025 academic session is open to all applicants from 21 November 2023 to 31 December 2023. Therefore, those who want to apply for NSFAS 2024 to finance their higher education level (university or TVET college) can visit NSFAS official website at and submit an online application for 2024 academic year. Please, take note of the application closing date or deadline for NSFAS will not consider late applications for 2024.

Consider the Following Before Applying for NSFAS Online 2024/2025

  • The Needed Supporting documents
  • Application requirements
  • Academic requirements

NSFAS Needed Supporting Documents for 2024 Application

All applicants must have the following supporting documents before applying for NSFAS financial aid:

  • A Copy of student ID / Birth certificate
  • A Copy of parent/s or guardian/ spouse ID
  • A Smart card: both sides of card required
  • Proof of income (where applicable)
  • Persons living with disability (Disability Annexure A form)
  • An applicant who is recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and
  • Vulnerable Child Declaration form completed by a social worker
  • An applicant who has indicated that s/he has no family member details and or abridged birth certificate must complete the Declaration: Non-SASSA

Remember: Based on the application type, the system will generate a list of required documents for upload. We do not accept any affidavits or drivers license as proof of ID.

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NSFAS Application Requirements 2024/2025

To apply for NSFAS 2024 online, you

  • Must have email and cell phone number
  • Must be South African citizen / permanent resident
  • Combined gross household income should not exceed R350 000 per annum
  • Combined gross household income (persons living with disabilities) should not exceed R600 000 per annum
  • SASSA recipients automatically qualify on financial eligibility

NSFAS Bursary Academic Requirements 2024/2025

What are the NSFAS bursary academic requirements? The following are the academic entry requirements for NSFAS application for the 2024 academic year.

  • You need to have passed Grade 9 – 12 to study at a TVET college
  • You need to have passed Grade 12 to study at a university
  • You will be required to meet the academic admission requirements of the university or TVET college before NSFAS allocates any funding to you.

How to Apply for NSFAS Online Application Form 2024/2025

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Online application process is very easy, simple and accurate. Follow the steps below to submit your application online:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on myNSFAS tab
  3. Create myNSFAS account
  4. Login with your ID number
  5. Click on the “Apply” tab
  6. Fill out the online application form with your details
  7. Upload your needed supporting docuents
  8. Complete and submit your application for review

In case you don’t have a digital device or access to the internet, don’t worry, just go to the nearest National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) or Thusong Centre to apply following the same steps above.

After your NSFAS application is approved, you have one year to register at a TVET college or university. If you fail to register for a full year, you need to apply again for the next application period, i.e. 2025-2026 academic year.

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