When Do NSFAS Applications Open For 2025/2026

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When Do NSFAS Applications Open For 2025/2026

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) can be a significant source of aid for South African students who desire to pursue higher education but are financially restricted. NSFAS is a government initiative that provides funding to qualified students so that they can pursue their academic goals. If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity and submit your application on time, you must be aware of when NSFAS opens for applications.

In this post, we will go over the key dates and requirements for NSFAS applications to ensure you are informed and prepared for the process.

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When Will NSFAS Open For Applications 2025

For the academic year 2025/2026, the NSFAS Online Application Portal will be accessible on 21st November 2024 and Ends on 31 January 2025. It is important to stay up to date on the most recent NSFAS information and to abide by its rules to submit a successful application.

Eligible students must do well to submit their applications before the closing date, as NSFAS may not consider late applications for the 2025/2026 academic year.

NSFAS Eligibility Criteria For 2025

To apply for NSFAS for the 2025/2026 academic year, you must meet the eligibility criteria set by NSFAS. The following are the eligibility criteria for NSFAS 2025/2026;

  • 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 Required Documentation 2025

When applying for NSFAS, you will need to provide various 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.

Application Process for NSFAS 2025

To apply for NSFAS, simply follow these easy 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

Application review and funding allocation:

Once the application period closes, NSFAS evaluates all received applications. The evaluation process considers various factors, including financial need, academic performance, and available funding. Successful applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application.

READ ALSO; How Many Students Are Rejected By NSFAS?

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: https://www.nsfas.org.za. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly leave a comment below in the comment section.


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