NSFAS Unisa Allowances 2025

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NSFAS Unisa Allowances 2025

NSFAS Unisa Allowances 2025, 

As a student pursuing higher education in UNISA, it is important to have a solid understanding of the financial support available to you. In South Africa, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) plays a pivotal role in providing financial assistance to eligible students. this financial assistance provides support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enabling them to access higher education opportunities. NSFAS bursaries are in the form of bursaries, grants, and allowances. if you’re a UNISA student seeking information about NSFAS allowances, read on to discover all the essential details.

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NSFAS Allowances for UNISA Students 2025

NSFAS provides various allowances to support UNISA students throughout their academic journey. Here are the key allowances available:

  •  Accommodation Allowance:
  •  Transport Allowance:
  • Meal Allowance:
  •  Personal Care Allowance:
  •  Book and Study Material Allowance:

UNISA NSFAS Allowance Date

Allowances for returning students including

  • learning material and incidental allowances will be disbursed from Wednesday 15 March 2025.
  • New students who qualify for incidental allowance disbursement will be on 15 March 2025 and
  • learning material allowances for students who did not choose the laptop option will be disbursed from 22 March 2025.

Breakdown of NSFAS Allowances for 2025

pointed breakdown of the amount students at UNISA are likely to receive is stated below;

University Students

  • Accommodation: As per the actual costs charged by the university (costs for private accommodation must not exceed costs for university residence)
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7 500 per annum
  • Living allowance R15, 000 per annum
  • Book allowances R5200 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance of R2900 per annum for students in catered residences

Eligibility Criteria for NSFAS Allowances 2025

To qualify for NSFAS allowances, UNISA students must meet specific eligibility criteria, such as:

  • South African citizen who plans to study in 2025 or 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.

Who Cant Apply NSFAS Unisa In 2025

Your NSFAS application will not be considered if you

  • received NSFAS funding in 2024
  • have already completed an undergraduate degree or diploma.
  • are not South African citizens.
  • need funding for a Short Learning Certificate or Programme or a postgraduate qualification.

Students who have completed a higher certificate and will be starting a degree/diploma qualification in 2025 must re-apply for NSFAS funding.

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Application Process For UNISA NSFAS  2025

To apply for NSFAS allowances, UNISA students must 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 HERE: What Does NSFAS Cover For UNISA Students 2025

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

For UNISA students, NSFAS provides valuable financial assistance through its various allowances. Visit Unisa NSFAS Official website here. Hope the provided information is helpful, share your comments below in the comment section.


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