When Is NSFAS Application Opening 2025-2026

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When Is NSFAS Application Opening 2025-2026

When Is NSFAS Application Opening 2025-2026, When Is NSFAS Application Opening

If you’re a South African student looking to apply for financial aid through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in 2025, you’re probably wondering when the application period will open. By understanding the eligibility criteria, preparing the necessary documents, and familiarizing yourself with the application process, you can increase your chances of obtaining the financial support required to pursue your studies without financial constraints.

below we will discuss the anticipated opening date for NSFAS applications in 2025, along with essential details to help you apply successfully.

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NSFAS Application Opening Date 2025-2026

NSFAS Applications for 2025-2026, will commence on 21st November 2024 for eligible students.  Eligible students are urged to submit their applications from NOW until January 31, 2025.

NSFAS may not consider late applications, therefore prospective applicants are urged 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

Eligibility Criteria for NSFAS 2025-2026

Before applying for NSFAS funding, it’s important to understand the eligibility criteria. To be considered for financial assistance, applicants generally need to meet the following requirements:

  •  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.

It’s important to note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee automatic funding, as NSFAS allocates funds based on available resources and specific guidelines.

 NSFAS Application Document Required

To ensure a smooth application process, it’s essential to gather all the necessary documents and information in advance. While specific requirements may vary, common documents required for NSFAS 2025-2026 applications include:

Students with disabilities must provide:

  • A completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form

Students recognised as vulnerable children must provide the following:

  • 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

READ: When Is The Application For NSFAS 2025-2026

How to Apply for NSFAS in 2025

NSFAS primarily accepts online applications through their official website. To apply for NSFAS funding in 2024, follow these general 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

Ensure that all information provided is accurate and double-check before submitting your application.

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

Familiarize yourself with the eligibility criteria, gather the necessary documents, and begin your online application process. Stay updated through the official NSFAS website and their social media channels to receive the latest announcements and updates. Visit the NSFAS Official website here. Hope the provided information is helpful


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