NSFAS Student Portal

NSFAS Student Portal

Explore National Student Financial Aid Scheme – NSFAS student portal which was established to provide financial aid to eligible students at TVET colleges and public universities. MyNSFAS student portal serves as the link between NSFAS and students thereby allowing students to apply for NSFAS Funding Online, Check your NSFAS Application Status, Submit Appeals on myNSFAS, etc.

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NSFAS Requirements 2024

Below are the NSFAS application requirements for all South African students

  • Applicant must be a South African Citizen
  • All SASSA grant recipients (the SASSA COVID-19 grant does not count);
  • An applicant whose income is not more than R350 000 per year
  • Persons with disabilities with a combined household income not more than R600 000 annually.
  • A permanent resident-An individual who has a valid Permanent
  • Residency Permit issued by the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa

Documents Required NSFAS Application

Applicants looking to apply for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme will required to submit the following documents

  • A copy of their ID document. Smart ID cards copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided,
  • A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs
  • Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parents, legal guardian/guardian or spouse,
  • Proof of income applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide the latest payslip, not older than 3 months, UIF letter appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s) legal guardian/spouse).
  • Your own cellphone number and email address
  • ID copies of parents, guardian, or spouse (If applicable)
  • Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (Note: no proof of income for SASSA grant recipient)

Note: ID number, Name, and Surname is validated against the Department of Home Affairs database.


  • Access the mynsfas login url via my.nsfas.org.za
  • Enter your id number and password
  • Accept the capture on the form
  • Click on the login button to login
  • Wait for the platform to authenticate you and redirect to your dashboard

Create your NSFAS Login Account

Applicants interested in NSFAS funding will be required to first register for myNSFAS login account using the guidelines below:

  1. Visit myNSFAS Portal via www.nsfas.org.za
  2. Navigate to the myNSFAS tab and Click register.
  3. Tick the box to allow NSFAS to verify your details.
  4. Enter the ID Number found on your  ID document.
  5. Enter your Full Name and Surname (same as your ID number)
  6. Enter your current email address and Confirm
  7. Enter your contact number
  8. Create a password and confirm the password.
  9. Upload a copy of your ID.
  10. Click on the register button.
  11. An SMS or mail will be sent via the cell number and Email address provided (this OTP expires after 24 hours).
  12. Enter the OTP code received
  13. Click on the Submit button.
  14. Wait for the system to confirm and redirect you.

How to Apply for NSFAS Funding Online

This step-by-step guide will assist you in how to apply for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme funding

  1. Access the myNSFAS Portal Login url nsfas.org.za
  2. Click on the myNSFAS tab
  3. Login to myNSFAS account
  4. Click on the APPLY‘ tab and complete the sections on the screen
  5. Upload required supporting documents where applicable
  6. Preview and ‘Submit’

Check your NSFAS Application Status Online

Check NSFAS application status online with the following guidelines;

  1. Access the myNSFAS Portal Login url nsfas.org.za
  2. Click on myNSFAS on the navigation tab
  3. Enter your Username and Password
  4. Click the Sign In button
  5. Navigate to your NSFAS Dashboard
  6. Click on Track Funding Progress

Expenses Covered by NSFAS

The NSFAS bursary for students covers the following fees and expenses

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Living allowance
  • Learning Material
  • Personal Care
  • Accommodation or Transport

Read Also: mynsfas portal

NSFAS Contact Details

Toll-Free: 08000 67327 | [email protected]

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