How Nsfas Assist Students 2023

By | July 27, 2022

How Nsfas Assist Students 2023

How  Does Nsfas Bursary Assist Students 2023


Does Nsfas Bursary Assist Students 2023

The national student’s financial aid scheme (NSFAS) is a bursary or funding that is provided by the government to South African students who have been admitted to a  college or university but are coming from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.


NSFAS uses its own standards to determine who is deserving of funding or is eligible. The bursary assists financially strapped students with paying their registration fees, tuition, accommodation costs, meal allowances, and book allowances.


Apply now for the 2023-2024 Nsfas funding because the application window is currently open. Nsfas is accepting applications for 2023 from the 2nd of November 2022 and it will be closing on the 7th of January 2023. Applicants are therefore informed to apply within the application period because late applications will not bt be accepted.


When Can A Student Apply For Nsfas In 2023

The online application date for Nsfas 2023-2024 begins on November 2nd, 2022, and closes on January 7th, 2023. Therefore, applicants are requested to submit their applications by the deadline.


Read: Nsfas Application For 2023


How Does Nsfas Assist Students Of South Africa 2023

Nsfas offers great assistance to students who are enrolled in the public Universities and the Tvet colleges of South Africa by paying for their tuition fees and registration fees. Below are some other areas that the bursary covers:



  • 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


Application Requirements For Nsfas In 2023

Make sure you have the following supporting documentation on hand before completing your application as all applicants must provide these in order to be considered for the bursaries. Without meeting these nsfas standards, applications will not be accepted:

  • South African ID document (this can include any of the following):
  • copy of green ID document
  • temporary ID from the DHA
  • copy of both sides of the Smart ID card
  • unbridged birth certificate
  • Non-SASSA grant applicants: Parents, guardians or spouse ID documents (copies only)
  • Own, parents, guardians or spouse proof of income, if a non-SASSA applicant (this can include any of the following)
  • latest payslip if employed (not older than 3 months)
  • UIF letter
  • employment letter
  • retrenchment letter, if a non-SASSA applicant
  • Students with disabilities: complete and sign the Disability Annexure A Form
  • Students who are recognised as Vulnerable Children by the Department of Social Development: complete and sign the Vulnerable Child
  • Declaration Form


Nsfas Online Application Process For 2023

Follow the process below to apply online for the Nsfas bursaries for 2023-2024:

  • Visit NSFAS Application 2023 website:
  • Then, you click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  • Create a myNSFAS account.
  • Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab.
  • Update your personal information.
  • Answer the questions you see on the screen.
  • Upload all the required supporting documents.
  • Finally, click on submit




For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact NSFAS directly:

  • Tel: 0860 067 327
  • Email:


Hope the information given has been helpful to you, leave your comments in the comments section. Better still you can visit the official website of NSFAS for more details.



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