NSFAS Bursary Funding 2021 – 2022

By | January 9, 2021

NSFAS Bursary Funding 2021 – 2022

NSFAS bursary holders are required to work in South Africa for a specified period after graduation. Should the bursary holders are unable to find employment in South Africa within a 3 month period post-graduation, the applicant must apply in writing to NSFAS for a fair exit clause/buy-out clause to be considered.

To get updates on NSFAS activity, visit their official website.

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African citizens
  • Applicants who wish to pursue studies at a public university or TVET college
  • Previous applicants who already have an application reference number should not apply
  • NOT a recipient of any NSFAS funding for the current academic year

For postgraduate studies, only the students of the following fields are accepted:

  • B Tech – Architecture/Architectural Technology
  • B Tech – Biokinetics/Biomedical Technology/Biotechnology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Laws/LLB

For a TVET college bursary application:

  • Registered at a public South African TVET college
  • Registered for the National Certificate (vocational)
  • Registered for certain Report 191 (NATED) programmes such as N1-N6 in engineering and N4-N6 in all other fields.

How to Apply and Application Details

Online Application:

  1. Register online as a user on myNSFAS or re-register a myNSFAS account
    • Go to www.nsfas.org.za
    • Click on “myNSFAS” tab
    • Click on “Register”
    • Tick the box to allow NSFAS to verify your details
    • Then enter your ID number on the field as it is stated on your ID document
    • Type in your full names and surname as per your ID number
    • Type in your current email address
    • Confirm your email address
    • Type in your cellphone number
    • Create a password
    • Confirm password
    • Upload your ID Copy
    • Click on register
    • An OTP will be sent to the email and cell number provided (this OTP expires after 24 hours)
    • Type in the OTP and click submit
    • You have now completed your re-registration
  2. Click the APPLY tab to be directed to the online 2021 application form.
  3. Prepare certified copies of the following documents:
    • South African identity document/card or an unabridged birth certificate
    • IDs of parents and/or guardian (death certificate if applicable)
    • IDs of each person living in your household
    • Any household proof of income (not older than three months)
    • Academic results
    • University registration documents
    • Travel and Accommodation documents (if applicable)
    • Proof of marital status (if applicable)
    • Download and complete the consent form and fill it in with signatures of all people whose incomes have been declared in the application.
    • If you have a disability, download and complete the Disability Annexure A
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Offline Application:

  • Visit your provincial/office where you will be given a hard copy of the application form to fill in.
  • Use black ink to complete the application form and write within the blocks with CAPITAL letters.
  • Do not cancel out any text and make sure to write clearly.
  • Have parents/guardian sign the consent form.
  • Have certified copies of the listed supporting documents and attach them to the application form by stapling before submission.
  • Documents must be certified on the front side of the page and should be within 3 months.
  • Sign the completed application form and submit it to one of the NYDA assistants.
  • The application will be attached with a barcode. Wait for the small acknowledgement of the receipt card with the duplicated barcode.
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Closing Date

The applications for NSFAS funding for the 2021 academic year now closed.

This year the NSFAS application window was run for a period of four months, starting from 3 August 2020 to 1st December 2020 at 23:59.

 

Contact Details

Post: Private Bag X1, Plumstead 7801, South Africa
Address: 10 Brodie Road, House Vincent 2nd Floor, Wynberg, Cape Town 7700
Tel: 0860 067 327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za