NSFAS Closing Dates 2021

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is here again to fulfil its dreams of facilitating the development of the youths in South Afric. This bursary scheme is to aid brilliant students who need financial support in their academics. NSFAS provide students with financial assistance to cover the cost of registration and tuition and provide allowances for books, food, transport and accommodation in the South African Universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

NSFAS Application Form 2021 / 2022: Important Dates:

How to Apply for NSFAS?

You can apply online: www.nsfas.org.za

If you are Already Registered with NSFAS

How to update your NSFAS account details:

  1. Login to nsfas.org.za
  2. Enter your username and password (on the ‘already registered’ tab)
  3. Click ‘sign in’
  4. Select ‘My Personal Details’ and delete incorrect cell phone number and replace it with correct one (the same can be done with other incorrect information)
  5. Click ‘update details
  6. A one-time pin (OTP) will be sent to the new cell phone number
  7. You will be asked to enter and submit the OTP on the NSFAS website once it has been sent to you
  8. Once this is done, your details are updated

The manual process of changing contact details is still available. This involves emailing a certified copy of an ID book or smart card, along with an affidavit stating that the cell phone number has been changed (the old and new number must be noted), to the following email address: uds@nsfas.org.za.

If you are NOT yet Registered with NSFAS

How to create an NSFAS profile:

  1. Go to nsfas.org.za
  2. Click on ‘MyNSFAS Account’
  3. Register and create a profile

Once you have applied to NSFAS, you should wait no longer than a week to have your application acknowledged. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your application, you are requested to call the Toll Free NSFAS call centre (08000 673 27).

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How to sign your NBA or SOP?

Go to: http://www.nsfas.org.za/content/nba.html

Students who are funded by NSFAS for the first time are required to sign the NSFAS Bursary Agreement form.

How to sign?

Step 1: You will receive an email with a link to sign online, click on the link to proceed
Step 2: After inserting your ID number, you will receive a One Time Pin (OTP) through an SMS to your registered cell phone number.
Step 3: Type in the received OTP to continue with the signing of the agreement

Supporting documents

Make sure that you have certified and valid copies of the following documents before attempting to apply for funding:

Please note: The stamp on all certified documents should not be older than three months.
You may apply if

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Please note that your application will NOT be considered if

Applicants may make use of the computer lab on campus to apply and may also contact the financial aid office on campus for assistance with their 2021 applications.

You may call the NSFAS Contact Centre on 08 000 67327.

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