NSFAS Application For 2022 Opens: How to Apply for NSFAS?

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NSFAS 2022 applications are now open in South Africa. NSFAS announced that there will be an opportunity for eligible students to apply for the 2022 academic year. NSFAS applications for 2022 are will be open from 2 November 2021 until 07 January 2022 when the NSC results are released. For some people who don’t know how to apply for NSFAS funding, you’ve come to the right place because in this article, you will learn more about the NSFAS application 2022 process.

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NSFAS Application For 2022: How to Apply for NSFAS Funding 2022

NSFAS Application online has been made easier. You can apply for NSFAS funding online using your laptop or computer. Follow the below NSFAS Application guidelines:

  • STEP 1: Go to NSFAS website www.nsfas.org.za
  • STEP 2: Click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab
  • STEP 3: Create a myNSFAS account
  • STEP 4: Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and answer the questions on the screen
  • STEP 5: Upload your application supporting documents and then click on ‘Submit’ to submit your NSFAS application for 2022.

After you submit your NSFAS application, your application reference number will appear on the screen. The reference number will also be sent to the email address and cellphone number and email address you registered with.

NSFAS Application For 2022

If you are unable to complete the NSFAS application by yourself, you can visit a National Youth Development Agency Centre, a Thusong Centre or one of our application partner’s centre near you, where a NSFAS representative will help you apply.

To check your NSFAS application status, click here and follow the simple steps. Once you have been approved for NSFAS funding, the bursary will pay for your course registration, tuition fees, accommodation, and provide you with allowance for food and study material.

Fore more information about NSFAS Application for 2022, contact NSFAS on this toll free number 08000 67327 or visit https://www.nsfas.org.za/content.

Who Qualifies for NSFAS Funding?

You qualify for a NSFAS funding if you are a South African citizen who plans to study in 2021 or you are already studying at a TVET college or a public university. You must meet the following requirements:

  • If you are a South African citizen
  • If you are a SASSA grant recipient
  • If your combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year
  • Persons with disability whose combined household income is not more than R600 000 per year
  • Applicants who first registered at university before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per year

Who Should Not Apply for NSFAS Funding?

According to NSFAS official website, you should not apply for NSFAS if you meet the following criteria:

  • A non-South African citizen
  • If you have completed a previous tertiary qualification
  • If you have already applied and received funding in previous years
  • If your total household income is over R350 000 per year

NSFAS Application Required Documents

You will also need the following to complete your NSFAS application for 2022:

  • A valid cellphone number and email address
  • Copy of your South African ID or birth certificate
  • ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse
  • Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable)
  • Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income (if applicable)
  • If you receive SASSA grant, no proof of income will be required
  • Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form.
  • An applicant who is recognized as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form

Once your NSFAS application becomes successful, NSFAS will cover your costs for the below:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Living allowance
  • Book allowances
  • Incidental/personal care allowance

Image Courtesy: www.nsfas.org.za

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