Can You Apply For NSFAS For Second Semester 2025

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Can You Apply For NSFAS For Second Semester 2025

Can You Apply For NSFAS For Second Semester of 2025

Are you a South African student wondering if it’s possible to apply for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the second semester? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

we will explain whether you can still apply for NSFAS during the second semester of your academic year. Whether you missed the initial application period or are considering financial assistance for the second half of the year, we’ll provide you with all the information you need.

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Application Period for NSFAS Second Semester In 2025

Application for NSFAS for the 2nd semester 2025 will soon open. Apply for NSFAS bursary when the application period opens. Note that NSFAS May not consider late applications, therefore all applications must be submitted before the deadline.

                                                                               Opening date                                          Closing date

NSFAS Trimester 2  Applications                        5th May 2025                                            22nd May 2025

NSFAS Semester 2 Applications               17th July 2025                                      31st July 2025

NSFAS Trimester 3 Applications                       04th September 2025                            20th September 2025

NSFAS Eligibility Criteria For Second Semester 2025

Before applying for NSFAS, familiarize yourself with the eligibility criteria. NSFAS considers factors such as

  • 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.

NSFAS Second Semester Application Process 2025

Eligible students looking forward to applying online for NSFAS for the second semester period must use the step-by-step guide below to apply;

  • 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

Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS 2025

NSFAS Applicants are required to upload supporting documents to complete their application. The documents required are:

  • Students with disabilities must provide:

A completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form.

  • Students recognised as vulnerable children must provide:

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

  • Other documents that may be required, if applicable:
  1. Retrenchment letter
  2. Death certificate/s
  3. Divorce Decree
  4. Proof of legal guardianship
  5. Marriage certificate
other documents may be required for appeal purposes eg retrenchment letter

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NSFAS Contact

all other queries regarding students:

Tel No.: 08000 67327

Physical Address

The Halyard, 4 Christiaan Barnard St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

visit NSFAS Official website:

While the application period for NSFAS usually opens before the start of the academic year, it’s important to keep an eye out for the second-semester application period, which is announced separately. Visit NSFAS Official website here. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly leave a comment below in the comment section.


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