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Your MyNsfas account will give you access to your application and any status updates. This is the same account you will use to sign your bursary agreement when it is approved. 

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. 

 

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

Ways to Repay your NSFAS Loans

In December 2017, the President announced that NSFAS will offer bursaries as a form of free education rather than loans that need to be paid back. Students who received a NSFAS loan before the president's address need to repay the loaned amount as per the agreement form that was signed. If you only started being funded by NSFAS in 2018, there is no need to pay back any money as you received a bursary. 

 

How to create an email address and a myNSFAS account

How to create an email address

1. Open your internet browser and search for free email sites. Some examples include: Gmail, Yahoo, and iCloud. 

2. Select your email site of choice and choose 'create an account' since you do not have any log in details yet. 

3. Set up your account following what steps the site needs you to follow. The most common information you will need to input is your first and last names and your date of birth. 

FAQ: NSFAS Funding

There are many frequently asked questions about funding and how your funding will be affected in different situations and scenarios. Here are a few of the common questions. 

 

Does NSFAS pay the registration costs for first year, and for returning students? 

Registration costs are covered by NSFAS and are usually the first payment towards your tutions. The university or TVET college will not expect the student to pay the registration fees upfront. 

 

FAQ: NSFAS Supporting Documents

There are many documents that you need to submit when applying for funding and it is sometimes confusing. Here is a breakdown of what documents you need to submit given based on what situation you are in. 

You may also read this article for detail as to how to submit your supporting documents that are outstanding.

 

What supporting documents do I need when I'm applying? 

All applicants are required to submit:

FAQ: NSFAS Contact Details, Accounts and One Time Pins

What if I don't have a cellphone?

You will need a phone, a valid cellphone number and your own email address. You may use the cellphone and number of a trusted guardian or relative but it would be better if you had your own. A cellphone number can only be used by one applicant as the number is used to create your personal myNSFAS account which is used to apply for funding. 

 

What do I do if I no longer use the email or cell number I registered with. How can I retrieve my One Time Pin (OTP)?

Which TVET courses does NSFAS fund?

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges were established by the government to respond the skills shortage in the country. TVET colleges qualify students with vocational and occupational skills in order to find employment in South Africa. 

NSFAS is an agent for the administration of funds to students across South Africa in order to increase access to higher education. 

NSFAS Funding Training 

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