Nsfas Guidelines 2023

By | July 26, 2022

Nsfas Guidelines 2023

Nsfas Application Guidelines 2023

Nsfas Application Guidelines 2023


In South Africa, a government bursary programme called the NSFAS offers financial assistance to those pursuing post-secondary education (colleges, universities, and vocational courses). Anyone who cannot afford such education through other channels, such as traditional student loans or bank funding, is eligible to apply for the NSFAS.


You must be a citizen of South Africa, have been accepted for an undergraduate degree for the first time, and be able to prove an annual family income of not more than R350,000 in order to submit an online NSFAS application for the class of 2023. It should be noted that fulfilment of these requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the NSFAS.


Application Date For Nsfas Funds 2023

The NSFAS application doors will be open to all applicants beginning on November 7, 2022, and closing on January 21, 2023. Therefore, applicants are requested to submit their applications by the deadline.


  Nsfas Guidelines 2023 On Who Is Eligible To Apply

If you fall under this category of people, then you are eligible to apply for the 2023 nsfas application:


  • 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 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.


Read: Are Nsfas Applications Open For 2023


Nsfas Guidelines 2023 On The Application Requirements

The following supporting documents are required from all applicants in order to be taken into consideration, so make sure you have them before submitting your application. Applications lacking these materials won’t 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


Read Also: How To Upload Nsfas Documents 2023-2024


Nsfas Guidelines On How to Apply 2023

Follow the process below to apply online for the Nsfas:


  • Visit NSFAS Application 2023 website: www.nsfas.org.za/apply-2023.


  • 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: info@nsfas.org.za


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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