UNISA NSFAS Allowance 2025

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UNISA NSFAS Allowance 2025

UNISA NSFAS Allowance 2025, UNISA NSFAS Allowance

The UNISA NSFAS allowance is designed to alleviate the financial strain associated with tuition fees, study materials, accommodation, and monthly living expenses. This funding opportunity can make a significant difference in the lives of students, enabling them to fully engage in their studies and pursue their academic aspirations.

To access the UNISA NSFAS allowance for the 2025 academic year, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for the 2025 academic year.  We will explore the UNISA NSFAS allowance for 2025-2026, providing valuable insights into the financial assistance available to UNISA students.

READ: Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail 3 Modules?

Eligibility Criteria For NSFAS Allowance 2025

UNISA students must fulfil various requirements to be eligible for NSFAS allowances, such as:

  • 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.

Who Can’t Apply For The NSFAS Unisa In 2025

Your NSFAS application won’t be taken into consideration 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.

NSFAS Allowances for UNISA Students 2025

NSFAS provides various allowances to support UNISA students throughout their academic journey. NSFAS pays R700 per module for the first 4 modules, R5460 for 5 or more modules per academic year and Students registered for 10 or more modules qualify for an incidental allowance of R304.50 per month for 10 months. A breakdown of NSFAS Allowances for 2025 is provided below;

  • 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.

Process For UNISA NSFAS Applications

The actions below must be taken by UNISA students who wish to apply for NSFAS allowances:

  • 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.

Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS Unisa 2025

Below are essential supporting documents required for the 2025 application are listed below:

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

NOTE: Based on the application type, the system will generate a list of required documents for upload.

READ MORE: What Are The Requirements To Qualify for NSFAS 2025-2026

NSFAS Account 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

Contact UNISA

  • University of South Africa
  • P O Box 392 Unisa
  • 0003
  • Ethics Hotline: 0800 075 278
  • unisa@thehotline.co.za

 By understanding the eligibility criteria, the application process, financial need assessment, and effective utilization of the allowance, you can maximize the benefits of NSFAS funding and alleviate financial burdens throughout your academic journey. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly share your thoughts below in the comment section.


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