When Are NSFAS Applications Opening For 2025-2026

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When Are NSFAS Applications Opening For 2025-2026

nsfas application form; When Are NSFAS Applications Opening For 2025-2026

Applying for financial assistance can be a step in pursuing higher education, especially for students in need. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in South Africa is a prominent organization that offers financial support to eligible students.

If you’re wondering when NSFAS applications open, this blog will provide you with all the essential information you need to know. Read on to discover the application process and important dates to ensure you don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity.

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NSFAS Application Opening Date And Deadline 2025-2026

The NSFAS Online Application Portal is OPEN NOW and actively accepting applications from eligible students of South Africa. The application portal will remain open from NOW until January 31, 2025. As NSFAS may not consider late applications for the 2025-2026 academic year, prospective applicants are advised to submit their applications before the closing date

NSFAS Application Calender 2025

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2025                                                              Opening date                      Closing date

Trimester 2 Applications                               5th May 2025                         22nd May 2025

Semester 2 Applications                               17th July 2025                        31st July 2025

Trimester 3 Applications                          04th September 2025.             20th September 2025

NSFAS Eligibility Criteria 2025-2026

You are eligible to receive funds from NSFAS if you meet the following criteria;

  • South African Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • 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 Online Application Procedure 2025-2026

Follow the step-by-step guide below to apply online for NSFAS for the 2024-2025 academic year;

  • 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.

Documents To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

To apply for NSFAS for the 2025-2026 academic year, the following documents must be uploaded;

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 a 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


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

Applying for NSFAS can significantly alleviate the financial burden of pursuing higher education in South Africa. By following the application process outlined here you can increase your chances of receiving financial aid. Remember to gather all the required documents, submit a complete application, and track the progress of your application. Visit the NSFAS official website for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful,


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