NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a government loan and bursary fund for students through the NSFAS fundingNSFAS application and registration opens in the later part of the year for students with the NSFAS closing date usually being in the next calendar year.

NSFAS gives bursaries to students from poor and working class backgrounds which goes beyond just paying for your fees. They’ll also pay for your registration, accommodation, transport, books through NSFAS allowances.

So what are the NSFAS requirements?

The most important requirement is that your household income should come to R350 000 or less per year. This means that if you add up everyone’s salaries in your house for the year and it comes to over R350 000, you won’t qualify.

Usually, students and future students will submit their NSFAS online application for a NSFAS bursary using myNSFAS

Bursaries Portal has everything you need to know about NSFAS, NSFAS applications and NSFAS allowances.

Staying near to your university can be beneficial to you as it will make institution resources accessibility easier. If your application for on-campus accommodation was unsuccessful then there are other private residences that you could consider. How will NSFAS work for private accommodation though?

Once you have submitted your NSFAS application, your application will be processed by NSFAS. During the processing period, NSFAS will update you about your application status through the myNSFAS portal.

Have you applied for NSFAS funding but have accidently chosen the wrong the institution? This is what you can do about it.

If you have applied for NSFAS funding and your application status says "Awaiting Registration", this is what it means.

When you submit your NSFAS application you will be contacted by NSFAS regarding a 'Signing of Agreement', In this article we will educated you on what it means.

Once you submit your NSFAS applications, NSFAS will allow you to see the progress of your application on myNSFAS. If you have been tracking your application then you may have seen the 'Payment' status, this is what it means.

You have applied to NSFAS for student funding, however you have an 'unsuccessful' application status. Here's what you can do about it.

You applied for NSFAS and your application status is 'Missing Documents'. If you're not sure what to do about it, we're here to let you know what it means and what you can do about it.


If you have applied for NSFAS Funding and your application status is 'Funding Without Admission', you must be wondering what it means. 

If your unsuccessful NSFAS application status is  'Exceeded N+ Rule Enrollment', and you're curious to find out what it means, here is the answer.


If you are a student that has applied for funding from the National Student Financial Scheme (NSFAS) and your application status reads "null" then you're probably wondering what this means.

Thousands of first time and returning students have submitted applications to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Applications have closed and students are checking their NSFAS application status daily, but do they get a confirmation letter?

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received thousands of applications for the 2022 academic year. If you are one of the applicants who have had unsuccessful applications here's how you can appeal. 

If NSFAS has rejected your application then you are allowed to appeal using the myNSFAS student portal. If you are wondering if you qualify for a NSFAS appeal, keep reading to find out.

If your application to be funded by NSFAS was declined, you can appeal the decision. You can read below to find out how to do that. 



Once you have submitted your NSFAS application, you may have tracked your application status via your myNSFAS portal. Well, if you received a ‘Funding Eligibility’ status, here is what it means.

Students who have submitted their NSFAS bursary applications are reminded to check their application status regularly. Their application status may show ‘Application Submitted’, here is what it means.

Are you tracking your NSFAS application and notice that your application status says that it is on the ‘Filtering’ stage? Well, here is what it means.

When submitting your NSFAS application, you are required to attach certain documents to it in order for your application to be processed. Here is how you can submit your documents.

As soon as students submit their applications, they are able to view their application status. They may see that they are on the ‘Validation’ step, here is what it means.