NSFAS For Postgraduate 2025

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NSFAS For Postgraduate 2025

NSFAS For Postgraduate 2025, NSFAS For Postgraduate

Are you a South African student hoping to enrol in graduate school? You can make your ambitions a reality with the assistance of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). While the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has been a valuable resource for undergraduate students, it is important to emphasize that NSFAS presently does not assist postgraduate studies. As a result, prospective postgraduate students must look into additional financial sources to make their academic dreams a reality.

We will go into the realm of NSFAS funding in this post, looking at the requirements, the application procedure, the funding coverage, and the many advantages it provides. You can start your academic path with assurance and financial support if you are aware of the opportunities offered by NSFAS.

READ HERE; NSFAS Unisa Second Semester 2025

Eligibility Criteria For NSFAS 2025

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.

READ HERE: NSFAS Supporting Documents 2025-2026

What Documents Are Required For NSFAS 2025?

To apply for NSFAS, you must upload supporting documents to back  the information provided on the application form;

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

NB: Based on the application type, the system will generate a list of required documents for upload. We do not accept any affidavits or driver’s licenses as proof of ID.

NSFAS Bursary Application Procedure 2025

To apply for NSFAS funding in 2025, follow these steps:

  • Create a profile:

Create a myNSFAS account via this link: https://my.nsfas.org.za/ 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 MORE: Colleges With NSFAS 2025

Alternatives For Postgraduate Funding

Receiving NSFAS funding for postgraduate studies comes with several benefits, including:

  • Government Bursaries

Some government departments and organizations provide postgraduate scholarships in certain subjects. Exploring and applying for these bursaries might give you the financial assistance that you require for your postgraduate degree.

  • University Scholarships and Grants:

Many institutions provide scholarships and fellowships designed exclusively for postgraduate students. These financial grants may cover tuition, research expenditures, or even a living allowance.

  • International Scholarships:

Explore international scholarship options provided by foreign governments, colleges, and organizations. Many nations provide scholarships that cover tuition and living expenses to recruit outstanding individuals from all over the world.

READ HERE; Are NSFAS Allowances Extended 2025-2026

NSFAS Contact For all other queries regarding students:

  • Tel No.: 08000 67327
  • Email:info@nsfas.org.za
  • Physical Address
  • The Halyard, 4 Christiaan Barnard St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Visit NSFAS Official website here. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly leave a comment below in the comment section.


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