NSFAS Postgraduate 2025

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NSFAS Postgraduate 2025

NSFAS Postgraduate 2025, NSFAS Postgraduate

Are you a South African student with aspirations of pursuing postgraduate studies? it’s important to know if NSFAS will fund you if you decide to pursue a postgraduate program. While NSFAS is widely known for providing financial assistance to undergraduate students, it does not provide funding to individuals pursuing postgraduate qualifications which it used to do previously. but provides another benefit to its beneficiaries. but incase you wish to know more about undergraduate funds kindly scroll down.

READ HERE; How Many Qualifications Does NSFAS Fund 2025-2026

NSFAS Funding Coverage 2025

NSFAS  funding covers various aspects of your academic journey, including

  • tuition fees,
  • prescribed study materials,
  • accommodation, and
  • meal allowances.

The exact funding amount is determined based on the means test, considering the financial circumstances of the applicant and their household.

Considerations for Postgraduate NSFAS Funding 2025

NSFAS funding for postgraduate studies is typically provided for a specific number of years, depending on the program. However, if you require additional time to complete your studies due to valid reasons, such as research extensions or unforeseen circumstances, you may be able to appeal for extended funding. The appeal process allows for a case-by-case evaluation, considering factors like academic progress, the nature of the program, and extenuating circumstances.

Eligibility Criteria NSFAS 2025

To be eligible for NSFAS postgraduate funding, you must meet certain criteria, including:

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.

NSFAS Application Process 2025

To apply for NSFAS postgraduate funding, you need to complete the online application form available on the NSFAS website during the specified application period. Ensure that you have all the required supporting documents, such as

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

Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS;

  • 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

It’s important to submit your application before the deadline to be considered for funding.

Benefits of NSFAS Funding

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

  • Financial support: NSFAS alleviates the financial burden associated with pursuing a postgraduate qualification, making it more accessible for eligible students.
  • Equal opportunities: The funding ensures that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have equal access to higher education and the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills.
  • Reduced financial stress: By covering tuition fees and providing allowances, NSFAS funding enables you to focus on your studies without the worry of financial constraints.

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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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