Are NSFAS Applications Closed 2025-2026

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Are NSFAS Applications Closed 2025-2026

Are NSFAS Applications Closed 2025-2026: NSFAS Contact Information

As a prospective student in South Africa, it is essential to remain informed about the latest developments concerning the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) if you require financial assistance for your tertiary education. NSFAS aims to support deserving students and plays a significant role in facilitating access to higher education. we will explore the topic of whether NSFAS applications are currently closed, providing you with the most up-to-date information and essential details to consider.

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Are NSFAS Applications Closed 2025-2026

NO. The NSFAS Application portal for the 2025-2026 academic year is currently OPEN. If you are considering applying for the NSFAS grant program, it is highly recommended to submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

The deadline for NSFAS funding applications for the upcoming academic year is 31 January 2025. Ensuring that you apply before this date is crucial to be considered for financial assistance from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Eligibility Requirements For NSFAS Application 2025-2026

You qualify for an NSFAS bursary if you are a South African citizen who plans to study in 2025 or you are already studying at a public university or TVET college and you meet the following requirements:

  • South African citizens or permanent residents
  • SASSA grant recipients
  • Applicants whose combined gross household income is not more than R350 000 per year
  • Persons with disabilities whose combined gross household income is not more than R600 000 per year.
  • Must have an email account and cell phone number.

Documents  Required To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

To apply for NSFAS 2025, the following documents are required;

Students with disabilities must provide:

  • A completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form

Students recognised as vulnerable children must provide:

  • An applicant who is recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide and Vulnerable Child Declaration form completed by a social worker

Other documents that may be required, if applicable:

  • Retrenchment letter
  • Death certificate/s
  • Divorce Decree
  • Proof of legal guardianship
  • Marriage certificate
  • other documents may be required for appeal purposes,….eg retrenchment letter

How To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

As the application period is open, prospective applicants can adhere to the following steps to apply for NSFAS for 2024-2025:

  • Create a profile:

Create a myNSFAS account via this link: or download the NSFAS App on Google Play or App Store. Your ID number will be your username.

  • Apply now:

Click on the “Apply’ tab to update your personal information and upload your application supporting documents, as indicated.

  • Complete:

Submit your application

SEE ALSO: NSFAS How To Apply 2024-2025

NSFAS Contact Information

  • Website:
  • Email:
  • South African students: 0860 067 327
  • International students: +27 21 763 3232
  • Physical Address: 10 Brodie Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa, 7700
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X1, Plumstead, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 7801

Check the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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