What Is The NSFAS 2022 Application Closing Date?

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NSFAS applications are open for students who need funding for their studies in 2022. Here's when applications will close. 

NSFAS Applications for 2022 funding will be closing on 7 January 2022. A countdown is available on the NSFAS website home page, letting applicants know just how many days, hours, minutes and seconds they have until applications close. 

In order to apply for NSFAS, you will need to meet certain requirements. The following people qualify for funding:

  • All South African citizens
  • All SASSA grant recipients 
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
  • Person 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.

How To Apply For NSFAS Funding:

Supporting documents required: 

  • Copy of ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted.
  • Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse.
  • Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided.
  • Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide latest payslip not older 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse).
  • Person with disabilities: to complete Disability Annexure A form.

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