Is NSFAS Open For Late Applications 2025-2026

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Is NSFAS Open For Late Applications 2025-2026

Is NSFAS Open For Late Applications 2025-2026: NSFAS Applications

For South African students seeking financial assistance for higher education, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is here to assist you. NSFAS plays a key role in making education affordable for eligible students. However, students must be aware of the application process and deadlines to make the most of this financial aid opportunity. potential students may wonder if late applications are accepted for this scheme or not, this blog has answers to these questions below.

SEE MORE: Which College Does NSFAS Fund 2025

NSFAS Application Opening Date And Deadline 2025-2026

The application portal for the NSFAS 2025-2026 academic year

  • NSFAS application opens on November 21, 2024, therefore the application is currently open and accepting applications from eligible students. All applications for financial assistance for the 2025-2026 academic year must be submitted.
  • NSFAS application closing date is January 31, 2025, as NSFAS may not accept late applications.

Eligibility Criteria For NSFAS Application 2025

To qualify for NSFAS funding, applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria. While the criteria may vary based on different factors, some common requirements include:

  • 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
  • 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: NSFAS Online Applications 2025-2026

Required Documents For NSFAS Application 2025-2026

For the 2025-2026 academic year NSFAS application, 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

To apply for NSFAS funding 2025-2026, follow these simple steps:

  • 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: NSFAS Late Application 2025-2026

NSFAS Contact

  • 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 for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly share your thoughts below in the comment section.


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