Nsfas online application

Before we look at how to apply for nsfas online lets take a look at what nsfas is all about.

What is NSFAS?

NSFAS is a government entity under the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology established according to the NSFAS Act (Act 56 of 1999) to provide financial support to disadvantaged students who wish to further their studies at public universities or TVET colleges.

What does the bursary cover?

UNIVERSITY

  • 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 institution) R10 000 per annum
  • Living allowance R14 400 per annum
  • Book allowances R5000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2750 per annum

TVET

  • Accommodation in an urban area R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in an peri-urban area R18,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in an rural area R15000 per annum
  • Transport (up to 40 km from institution) R10 000 per annum
  • Transport R7000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2750 per annum

NSFAS Application Form 2019 / 2020: Important Dates:

  • Applications for NSFAS bursaries opens September every year and closes onĀ 30 November.

How to apply online – click here