NSFAS Application, How to Apply and Requirements 2023/2024

State Student Financial Aid Program Any student may submit an application for a loan or bursary through NSFAS, a public organization that is governed by the NSFAS Act. The main goal is to make NSFAS an effective source of financial aid to students from less fortunate families while promoting access to higher education and other types of training.

The outcomes of new NSFAS applications will be shared. You can also use your NSFAS profile account, which you created throughout the application process, to check the status of your application.

If you do this, your NSFAS application will be denied.

  1. Last year, NSFAS money was already in place.
  2. have already earned an undergraduate degree or diploma
  3. You do not have South African citizenship.
  4. require money for a short-term study certificate or program
  5. with the exception of the following credentials, which require financing for a postgraduate qualification


Bachelor of Technology in Architecture / Architectural Technology

Engineering (all disciplines), Cartography, and Forestry BTech

Bachelor of Technology in Biokinetics, Biomedical Technology, or Biotechnology

Chiropractic, homeopathy, and all nursing BTech

Clinical or Dental Technology, Emergency Medical Care BTech
Education Postgraduate Certificate
Accounting Postgraduate Diploma

How to Apply NSFAS Application 2023/2024

Please visit the Unisa registration page at www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration dates.

returning NSFAS students who received funding in 2022 but have not yet completed their degree: Please make sure you register during Unisa’s registration period as you wait to hear whether you will get NSFAS funding for the 2022 academic year.

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Returning NSFAS students who received funding in 2022 but were refused it in 2022: If you want to do so, kindly pay the low registration fee while you wait for the NSFAS appeal decision.

If you are a first-time NSFAS applicant, please make sure you are temporarily registered throughout Unisa’s registration period while awaiting NSFAS funding confirmation. You will be required to find alternative finance before your registration is activated if your NSFAS application is rejected or delayed before the registration time has ended.

In the event that your NSFAS application is temporarily accepted, you are not required to pay the minimum registration fee. Your registration will become active as soon as Unisa gets confirmation of the NSFAS funding.

Appeals Request

You may only submit an appeal during the designated appeal application period if your NSFAS application is rejected. The application process’s specifics will soon be made public. At www.nsfas.org.za, new applicants must submit an appeal directly to NSFAS.


Once NSFAS confirms that the registration data processing with Unisa was successful, all NSFAS-funded students who paid the minimum registration price to activate their registration will get a refund.

An application for a refund is not necessary. The student’s bank account will get the return.

NSFA Living Allowance and Learning Material Allowance

Only a Living Allowance and a Learning Material Allowance (LMA) are available to students receiving Unisa NSFAS funding (LA).

According to the 2022 DHET Grant Funding Guidelines, LMA is calculated based on the number of modules registered: R600 per module for the first four modules and a one-time cost of R5200 for five to 10 courses. There won’t be any additional LMA fees after paying R5200 for the first five modules.

The DHET Grant Funding Guidelines for 2022 state that students who have registered for 10 units are eligible for LA. Unfortunately, this allocation will be lost if a student enrolls in 10 courses and subsequently drops some of them.


Returning NSFAS students who received funding in 2022 but were refused it in 2022: If you want to do so, kindly pay the low registration fee while you wait for the NSFAS appeal decision.

How to Check the Status of an NSFAS Application for 2023|2024

Follow the steps below to check the NSFAS Application Status for 2023.

  • Visit the NSFAS Status website: www.nsfas.org.za
  • Then, sign in to your myNSFAS account or make one if you don’t already have one. Click HERE
  • Type in your User ID.
  • Type in the password you made when you filled out the application.
  • To check the status of your NSFAS application for funding in 2023, click “Track Funding Progress.”

TVET Colleges NSFAS Application 2023-2024

When the National Senior Certificate results are announced on January 21, 2023, the NSFAS application system for 2023 is anticipated to be accessible from November 2, 2022, through that date. NSFAS Application 2023–2024

Cycles of NSFAS Application

  • Annual – online application and walk-in assisted capture application at the beginning of each year for National Certificate Vocation (NC(v)), Semester 1 and Trimester 1 –
  • Trimesters 2 and 3 of the DHET calendar are in May and September, respectively. Application for walk-in assistive capture
  • Semester 2 walk-in, June – July helpful capture application

Where should you apply for TVET College funding in 2023?

  1. TVET college bursary offices
  2. Online
  3. Head office NSFAS

Online NSFAS Head Office Application Requirements for TVET Colleges for 2023

  1. Only South African nationals are eligible for this scholarship program.
  2. Students must be enrolled in or plan to enroll in a PLP, NC(V), or Report 191 program at one of the fifty (50) public TVET Colleges in South Africa.
  3. must need financial support (NSFAS will decide if a student satisfies the financial qualifying requirements.
  4. According to the College’s progression policy or the progression requirements of the Bursary Rules and Guidelines, all returning students must provide documentation of their demonstrated and recognized academic accomplishment (academically worthy) (whichever is higher)
  5. Candidates shouldn’t sign up for a certification program that duplicates prior, publicly supported education.
  6. If a candidate has obtained a strong offer of admission to a college and has a combined gross family income of up to R350,000 annually, they will be eligible.
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How to Reapply and Register for the NSFAS 2023-2024 Application

For 2023, applicants must apply and create an account on the myNSFAS website, or log into an existing account. To achieve this, adhere to the steps stated below:

  1. Applicants can go to the NSFAS website at www.nsfas.org.za to apply.
  2. Click on the “myNSFAS” option at the upper right corner of the NSFAS homepage. The myNSFAS page will appear with a welcome message. “Welcome to myNSFAS, the student portal.”
  3. To Re-register your myNSFAS account, enter your username (email address) and password.
  4. If you wish to register, please click the “Register” button. Before registering your profile, please confirm that you have a valid copy of your South African ID or an unabridged birth certificate copy.
  5. Tick the box to authorize NSFAS to share the information you’ve supplied with third parties for verification and validation.
  6. Then, type your ID number into the form exactly as it appears on your ID document.
  7. In the area provided, enter your entire name and surname as they appear on your ID card.
  8. Fill in your current email address.
  9. Verify your email address
  10. Please provide your mobile number.
  11. Make a password for yourself. After that, your Password confirmation
  12. Upload a copy of your identification document.
  13. Following that, please click on register to acquire a one-time pin.
  14. An OTP will be issued to the email address and mobile number you supplied (this OTP will expire after 24 hours)
    Enter the OTP and press the submit button.
  15. Finally, your NSFAS Registration for 2023 is complete.