When Nsfas Open For 2024 Application

When Nsfas Open For 2024 Application

When Is Nsfas Open Date For 2024 Application


Most public Universities and Tvet colleges are currently open for applications throughout South Africa. Each academic year, students who get admitted into various public universities and colleges apply for NSFAS funds to support their education in terms of finances. Nsfas is a government agency that provides funds for South African students who face financial difficulties.

The NSFAS fund can be used for the payment of student registration, tuition fees, learning materials, food allowances, accommodation, etc. If your family’s income is R350 000 or less, then you are qualified to apply for the 2024 Nsfas when applications are opened.

Do you need financial support, the Nsfas online application process has now been published on the official website of the Nsfas, or continue reading to find out more. Application dates open for the 2024-2025 academic year for Nsfas start on the 21st of November 2023 and close on the 31st of January 2024. Apply within the application period to be considered.

When Nsfas Open Date For 2024-2025 Application

The online application Nsfas Open date 2024-2025 begins on November 21st, 2023, and closes on January 31st, 2024. Therefore, applicants are requested to submit their applications by the deadline.

Who Qualifies For Nsfas Online Application For 2024

If you fall under this category of people, then you are eligible to apply for the 2024 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 and whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

What Does Nsfas  Application Cover For 2024

The 2024 Nsfas funds can be used to pay for the following:


  • 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


  • 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

Read Also: How To Upload Nsfas Documents 2023-2024

Nsfas Online Application Requirements For 2024

All candidates must supply the following supporting documents to be considered for the funds, so make sure you have them available before submitting your application. Applications won’t be accepted without these materials:

  • 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

When To Apply For Nsfas Open 2024 Application

Follow the process below to apply online for the NSFAS bursaries for 2024-2025:

  • Visit NSFAS Application 2024 website: www.nsfas.org.za
  • 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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