How To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

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How To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

nsfas application 2025 opening date, How To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026:

The NSFAS, a program initiated by the South African government, aims to offer financial support to qualified students who are pursuing higher education. If you’re contemplating applying for NSFAS, this comprehensive guide will lead you through the application procedure and offer useful suggestions to enhance your likelihood of approval.

Continue reading to understand the steps involved in applying for NSFAS and accessing the necessary financial assistance to pursue your educational aspirations.

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Application Opening Date And Deadline for NSFAS 2025-2026

If you are an NSFAS applicant, you must keep track of the application opening date and deadline. As a first-time applicant, you must submit your application IMMEDIATELY because the application portal for 2025-2026 applications has opened. All applications must be completed and submitted by

  • NSFAS Open Date 21st November 2024
  • NSFAS Closing Date; January 31, 2025.

Because NSFAS may not accept late applications for the 2025-2026 academic year, please submit your application before the deadline.

Required Documentation For NSFAS 2025-2026

To complete your NSFAS application successfully, you will need specific documents. Make sure to collect the following:

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 a 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

To apply for NSFAS for the 2025-2026 academic year, 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:

To change your personal information and submit your application supporting documents, go to the “Apply” tab and follow the instructions.

  • Complete:

Submit your application.

READ MORE: Create NSFAS Portal Account

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

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