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NSFAS Funding 2022

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NSFAS Funding 2022

About NSFAS Funding 2022

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government agency controlled by the National Student Financial Aid Act that allows any student to apply for a loan or bursary.

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The major goal is to transform NSFAS into an efficient source of financial aid to students from low-income families, allowing them to pursue higher education and training.

NSFAS Application for 2022

The NSFAS bursary helps students who want to further their education by covering the costs of studying for certain qualifications at any South African public university or college.

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For deserving students, this helps to alleviate the burden of student debt. In order to receive funding to assist with their tuition charge and cost of study, eligible students must complete the NSFAS online application via the online application form portal.

In this post, you may learn more about the application procedure and deadlines.

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The NSFAS Application 2022 offers the following bursary programs:

  1. Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is in charge of vocational and continuing education and training assessment processes and systems. The TVET bursary covers the full cost of college fees as listed in the current academic year’s program costs, as well as travel and lodging expenses.
  2. The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a program that assists qualified university students in completing a teaching degree. Bursary awardees must subsequently teach in public schools for the same amount of time as the bursary they earned. Please keep in mind that bursary recipients have no say in the school they are assigned to. The bursary will cover the majority of the recipient’s study-related expenses. This could cover tuition, registration fees, room and board (including meals), a book allowance and learning materials allowance, and, if possible, a small monthly living expense allowance. There are two sorts of qualifications that can be funded:
    • Undergraduate studies or a 4-year Bachelor of Education degree (B Ed), specializing in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6), Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) and FET Phase (Grade 10-12).
    • Graduate studies or One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Combined postgraduate qualifications are also acceptable such as combine specialization in the Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3) and Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6), or the Intermediate Phase and Senior Phase, or the Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) and FET Phase (Grade 10 –12).
  3. Social Work Bursaries is a program run by the Department of Social Development that aims to provide financial help to qualifying students pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Young between the ages of 18 and 35 are given priority, in line with the government’s goals of youth active engagement in socioeconomic activities. The cost of registration, tuition, book allowance, housing allowance, food, and stipends for practical work experience as defined by the institution are covered by the social worker bursary.
  4. Disability Bursary Programme Applicants with disabilities who require financial assistance and have a solid academic record are eligible for financial aid. As needed papers with the application form, students who are eligible for this bursary must present proof of impairment and a quotation for assistive devices. An assistive equipment will be given to the student disability unit at the university or TVET college where the applicant will be studying through the applicant’s arrangement. This is to improve the applicant’s quality of life and reduce the costs of dependency and care, as well as to increase the applicant’s prospects for work and economic engagement, which is assisted by a higher education certification. NSFAS bursary recipients must work in South Africa for a set period of time following graduation. If bursary holders are unable to find work in South Africa within three months after completing their education, they must request to NSFAS in writing for a fair exit clause/buy-out provision to be considered.

Requirements and Eligibility For NSFAS Funding 2022

  • South African citizen (foreign students do not apply)
  • Applicants who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree at a public university or TVET college with the necessary academic requirements
  • Previous applicants who already have an application reference number should not apply
  • NOT a grant recipient of any NSFAS funding for the current academic year (only unfunded students)

Postgraduate studies

Only students of one of the following below field of study are accepted:

  • B Tech – Architecture / Architectural Technology
  • B Tech – Biokinetics, Biomedical Technology/Biotechnology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Laws/LLB

TVET college 

  • Registered at a public South African TVET college
  • Registered for the National Certificate (vocational)
  • Registered for certain Report 191 (NATED) programmes such as N1-N6 in engineering and N4-N6 in all other fields.

How to Apply for NSFAS Funding 2022 Online?

  1. Register online as a user on myNSFAS or re-register a myNSFAS account
    • Go to
    • Click on “myNSFAS” tab
    • Click on “Register”
    • Tick the box to allow NSFAS to verify your details
    • Then enter your ID number on the field as it is stated on your ID document
    • Type in your full names and surname as per your ID number
    • Type in your current email address
    • Confirm your email address
    • Type in your cellphone number
    • Create a password
    • Confirm password
    • Upload your ID Copy
    • Click on register
    • An OTP will be sent to the email and cell number provided (this OTP expires after 24 hours)
    • Type in the OTP and click submit
    • You have now completed your re-registration
  2. Click the APPLY tab to be directed to the online application form.
  3. Prepare certified copies of the following documents:
    • South African identity document/card or an unabridged birth certificate
    • IDs of parents and/or guardian (death certificate if applicable)
    • IDs of each person living in your household
    • Proof of Annual household income as a payslip or appointment letter (proof of income should not be older than three months and combined household income if applicable)
    • Academic results
    • University registration documents
    • Travel and Accommodation documents (if applicable)
    • Proof of marital status (if applicable)
    • Download and complete the consent form and fill it in with signatures of all people whose incomes have been declared in the application.
    • If you have a disability, download and complete the Disability Annexure A

Manual Application Forms / Offline NSFAS Application:

  • Visit one of the application centers where you will be given a hard copy of the application form to fill in.
  • Use black ink to complete the nsfas application form and write within the blocks with CAPITAL letters.
  • Do not cancel out any text and make sure to write clearly.
  • Have parents/guardian sign the consent form.
  • Have certified copies of the listed supporting documents and attach them to the application form by stapling before submission.
  • Documents must be certified on the front side of the page and should be within 3 months.
  • Sign the completed application form and submit it to one of the NYDA assistants.
  • The application will be attached with a barcode. Wait for the small acknowledgment of the receipt card with the duplicated barcode.


Closing Date NSFAS Funding 2022

NSFAS applications for 2022 are now being accepted. From November 1st, 2021, you can apply for NSFAS funding. The deadline for applications for 2022 is January 7, 2022.

Late applications will not be considered after the deadline, so make sure you submit your application on time!

Check NSFAS application status for NSFAS Funding 2022

You can check the status of your NSFAS application by visiting the myNSFAS portal.

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
Twitter: @myNSFAS

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