Are NSFAS Applications Still Open For 2025-2026

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Are NSFAS Applications Still Open For 2025-2026

Are NSFAS Applications Still Open For 2025-2026; NSFAS Applications 2025-2026

YES. NSFAS Applications are still open for the 2025-2026 academic year. Throughout the year, numerous aspiring students in South Africa are eagerly seeking details about the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications for 2025. Now that you know you can still apply, it’s advisable to apply early to avoid your application being rejected. detail explanation of the application procedure, date to apply, qualification criteria and more can be seen below.

READ MORE: NSFAS Online Applications 2025-2026

Application Opening and Closing Dates For NSFAS 2025-2026

The NSFAS application portal for the 2025-2026 academic year opens on November 21, 2024 therefore the portal is currently open and accepting applications from eligible students. All applications must be submitted before January 31, 2025, closing date. Prospective applicants are advised to submit their applications online before the closing date as late applications may not be considered for the 2025 academic year.

Who Can Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026?

You are eligible for an NSFAS bursary if you have the following;

  • 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.

READ: When will NSFAS Open Again for 2025-2026

How To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

To apply for NSFAS 2025 follow the steps below;

  • 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.

READ: When NSFAS Will Open Again For 2025-2026

Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

Applicants for the NSFAS 2024 academic year must submit the following documents as required of them to apply;

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

SEE ALSO: NSFAS Application 2025-2026 Opening Date

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, 780

For more information check the official website.


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