National Student Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS) 2021

NSFAS 2021

You qualify to apply for a bursary if:

  • You are a South African citizen;
  • Your combined annual household income does not exceed R350 000 per annum;
  • You are a SASSA grant recipient;
  • You are registering for the first time for an undergraduate qualification at a public university or you are registered at a TVET college for one of the National Certificate Vocational or report 191 programme;
  • You are applying to study at a public university or TVET college for a qualification;
  • You are an already registered university student with an annual household income of less than R122 000 per year;
  • You have passed Grade 9 & 10 to receive NSFAS funding to study at a TVET college;
  • You have passed Grade 12 to receive NSFAS funding to study at a university.

NSFAS student loans are income-contingent, which means that repayment commences when you start working. NSFAS will send you statements to help you keep track of how much you owe. Your NSFAS loan must be paid back when you start working, and must be paid back in FULL, unless you qualify for a loan to bursary conversion

All NSFAS students qualify for a meal allowance of up to R15 000 for the year, except distance-learning students. The allowance for students registered for the full year will be paid over a period of 10 months (Feb–Nov)

Quick Links:

NSFAS Online Application

NSFAS Application Status

Nsfas banking details

Nsfas Bursaries for Teaching

Nsfas Address

Nsfas Application Forms

Nsfas Requirements

Nsfas Contact Details

NSFAS Registration for the academic year