How To Contact NSFAS

There are various ways that you can contact the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Keep reading to find out how you can contact them if you're in need of funding or assistance with your application.



NSFAS is a government bursary that provides funding to many South African students. In order to be considered, applicants must earn a combined household income of R350 000 or less, and be completing their undergraduate qualification. 

If you would like to get a hold of NSFAS, you can do so in the following ways:

Tel: 0800 067 327

Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Twitter: myNSFAS

Instagram: myNSFAS  

The following students are encouraged to apply for NSFAS funding:

  • South African citizens
  • SASSA grant recipients 
  • Applicants with a combined household income that is not greater than R350 000 per annum
  • For persons with disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

The following students are advised to not apply for NSFAS funding:

  • Students that have completed a previous qualification.
  • Students with a combined household income of more than R350 000 per annum.
  • Students who have already applied, qualified and received funding. They are automatically funded for the duration of their studies provided they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements.
  • Foreign students (any student who is not a South African citizen).

Funding applications for the bursary scheme open annually, when NSFAS announces the opening date for applications.

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