When Nsfas Application Close For 2024

When Nsfas Application Close For 2024

When Nsfas Application Close For 2024


The online Nsfas application season for the 2024-2025 academic year is open to all applicants who are currently studying or are fresh intakes at the public colleges or universities of South Africa. The Nsfas application is open from the 21st of November 2023 and the application will close on the 31st of January 2024.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS) is a government agency that provides financial support to South African student who is ready to learn at the tertiary level but unfortunately comes from a family background with an annual income of about R350,000 or less.

The Nsfas bursary covers the payment of student registration fees, tuition fees, and accommodation among many are which the bursary pays. Therefore, it is not a headache for South African students to go through their tertiary education.

When Will the Nsfas Application Date Close For 2024

From 21st November 2023, the Nsfas applications are open to all applicants to apply for the bursary and applications will close on the 31st of January 2024. All applicants are advised to apply within the application period to prevent their application from being denied.

Read: Nsfas Application 2023 Opening Date

What Do the NSFAS Covers

Apart from the bursary paying for student registration fees and tuition fees, it also pays for the following:

University Students

  • 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 of R2900 per annum for students in catered residences

Tvet Colleges

  • Accommodation in an urban area is R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in a peri-urban area R18,900 per annum
  • Accommodation in a rural area is 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

Who Is Eligible To Be Funded By Nsfas

In other to be qualified for the bursary, you need to be among the categories listed below:

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

Nsfas Application Requirements 2024

  • 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 recognized as Vulnerable Children by the Department of Social Development: complete and sign the Vulnerable Child
  • Declaration Form

Nsfas Application Process 2024-2025

Follow the process below to apply online for the NSFAS:

  • Visit the NSFAS Application 2024 website: www.nsfas.org.za/apply-2024.
  • 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 program, 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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