The National Student Financial Aid Scheme General Information
How to register for the Coinvest NSFAS Student Account
NSFAS Account Onboarding Process
How to register for the Coinvest NSFAS Student Account more details: https://youtu.be/MK-sozglDi0
2023 Applications Use Guide
NSFAS - 2023 Application_ How to Apply User Guide
Who is NSFAS?
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a public entity reporting to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It provides financial assistance in the form of study bursaries to qualifying students who plan to study at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and public universities.
This is what the scheme does:
- Supports access to, and success in, higher education and training for students from poor and working-class families who would otherwise not be able to afford the cost of studying at a TVET college or university.
- Provides bursaries to qualifying students at TVET colleges and public universities.
What is required during the Application Process?
NSFAS may need more information from you to process your application, check what supporting documents are required and ensure that you have all the relevant information:
You will need the following to complete your NSFAS application:
- Your own cellphone number and email address
- Copy of your ID or birth certificate
- ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse (If applicable)
- Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable)
- Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income
- If you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required
- Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form, click here to download
- An applicant who is recognised as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form, click here to download.
More details, please follow this link: NSFAS
What does the NSFAS bursary cover?
Once your funding application becomes successful, NSFAS will cover your costs for:
Who qualifies for NSFAS funding?
You qualify for a NSFAS bursary if you are a South African citizen who plans to study in 2023 or you are already studying at a public university or TVET college and you meet the following requirements:
1: SASSA recipients automatically qualify on financial eligibility
2: Your combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year or
3: Person with a disability with a combined household income of not more than R600 000 per year or
4: Must have email and cell phone number
More details please follow this link: NSFAS
Where can I study if I am approved for NSFAS funding?
Applicants who are approved for NSFAS funding must register to study at the following universities
List of universities
- Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- Central University of Technology
- Durban University of Technology
- Mangosuthu University of Technology
- Nelson Mandela University
- North-West University
- Rhodes University
- Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
- Sol Plaatje University
- Tshwane University of Technology
- University of Cape Town
- University of Fort Hare
- University of Johannesburg
- University of KwaZulu-Natal
- University of Limpopo
- University of Mpumalanga
- University of Pretoria
- University of South Africa (UNISA)
- University of Stellenbosch
- University of the Free State
- University of the Western Cape
- University of the Witwatersrand
- University of Venda
- University of Zululand
- Vaal University of Technology
- Walter Sisulu University
For more information on NSFAS funding go to:
- Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
- Twitter page: @myNSFAS
- Instagram: @myNSFAS
You can also visit the NSFAS website on www.nsfas.org.za for more information and frequently asked questions.