When NSFAS Will Open For 2025-2026

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When NSFAS Will Open For 2025-2026

NSFAS Open date; When NSFAS Will Open For 2025-2026

Many prospective students and existing National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) recipients are eagerly awaiting word about the opening of the application process for the 2025–2026 academic year as the school year goes on.

To give you accurate information and help you plan your educational journey, we will provide you with the most recent updates and insights into when NSFAS is anticipated to open for applications in this post.

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Application Period For NSFAS 2025-2026

The NSFAS application period has begun for the 2025-2026 academic year. The application portal is open until 31 January 2025, the NSFAS Online Application portal for the 2025–2026 Academic Year is accessible. This gives candidates enough time to compile the required paperwork and submit their applications before the start of the academic year.

Eligibility Requirements For NSFAS 2025-2026

Before applying for NSFAS, you have to meet the eligibility criteria. To be eligible for the 2025 academic year, you must meet the following requirements;

  • 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.

Application Process for NSFAS 2025-2026

To apply for NSFAS 2025-2026 academic year,  steps below;

  • 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:

To change your personal information and submit your application supporting documents, go to the “Apply” tab and follow the instructions.

  • Complete:

Submit your application.

Required Documentation For NSFAS 2025-2026

When applying for NSFAS, preparing and submitting the documentation accurately is crucial. While the specific document requirements may differ slightly each year, here is a list of commonly requested documents:

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

SEE ALSO: When Can I Apply For NSFAS For 2025-2026?

NSFAS Contact Information

  • Website: www.nsfas.org.za
  • Email: info@nsfas.org.za
  • South African students: 0860 067 327
  • International students: +27 21 763 3232
  • Physical Address: 10 Brodie Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa, 7700
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X1, Plumstead, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 7801

As the NSFAS application portal is open and currently ongoing for the 2025-2026 academic year. Submit your application NOW and be considered for financial assistance. Visit the NSFAS Official website here for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly share your thoughts below in the comment section.


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