NSFAS Online Application Procedure 2020 – 2021

NSFAS Online Application Procedure 2020 – 2021

Application for the NSFAS Scheme is relatively simple and straightforward. Applicants can simply visit nsfas.org.za to apply online. Applicants can also visit any NYDA branch close to them and pick up hard copies of the application form. It should be noted that students must thoroughly fill out and provide all the necessary documents required of  them. Failure to provide all the necessary documents may lead to a rejected application.

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Students who have already applied for and received NSFAS funding for the previous year are not to reapply. Such persons will be required to sign the Agreement Form, after which funds will be released. It should however be noted that, a student needs to maintain a progressive score of atleast 50% to remain eligible for loans.

The NSFAS scheme is NOT a bursary. Under special circumstances, the loan can be converted into a bursary depending on the academic performance of the student. The bursary can cover up to a maximum of 40% of the loaned amount.

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NSFAS determines the maximum and minimum amount of funds a student receives. Below is an outline on how to apply for your loan.

Step 1

GO TO MY.NSFAS.ORG.ZA

Take note of all the supporting documents you will need, read the terms and conditions, and download the parent consent form.

Step 2

  • Register yourself as a user on myNSFAS.
  • You will need to create a username and password, which you will use to log in to your myNSFAS account to update your details.
  • To complete the register process you will need a cellphone number and email address.
  • If you do not have an email address, you can easily create a gmail address, by clicking here.

Please note that registering on myNSFAS is not the applying process yet. You must proceed to the APPLY tab to access the application form and apply.

Step 3

Once you have registered, click the APPLY tab and you will be taken to the online application form. Read the form carefully, and start to fill in your particulars.

IMPORTANT! Before filling in the application form, you will need to have scanned copies of all the supporting documents. These supporting documents must be uploaded. Don’t start the application until you have all the supporting documents, as you will not be able to save the form and come back to it later.

When you have completely filled in the application form and attached all the supporting documents, click the Submit button to submit the application, and wait to receive a reference number.

Make sure you submit your application on or before the closing date of 30 November . Applications that arrive after this date will not be considered.

For information on where to drop your form, please contact NSFAS or the NYDA head office on 0800 52 52 52
or visit www.nyda.gov.za to download a full list of all branches.