FAQ: NSFAS Applications and Appeals

Applications

When will I know if I've been accepted? 

Application results will be released after the institutions confirm with NSFAS that an academic offer has been made to you. This will be communicated to students before the start of the year. 

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Applications

When will I know if I've been accepted? 

Application results will be released after the institutions confirm with NSFAS that an academic offer has been made to you. This will be communicated to students before the start of the year. 

 

I have applied for funding and I have an application number but I haven't received feedback.

You can check your application status on your myNSFAS account. If you don't have an account, you can read this article on how to create an account.  

 

How can I find out about the decision of my funding application? 

You can check your application status once you have logged in to your myNSFAS account. You can read here to find out what your application status means. 

For more information, you can read this article

 

How can I apply if I only have a cellphone number and no email address?

You need an email address to apply for funding but it is very easy to do so. Please click here to read about how to create your own email address, and how to create a myNSFAS account. 

 

Appeals

What can I do if I'm declined for a bursary?

If you are not satisfied with your results, you can appeal the decision through your myNSFAS account if you're a first time student or if you are a continuing student you can approach the financial aid office of your institution. 

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