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.
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
- 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
- Click the APPLY tab to be directed to the online 2021 application form.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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