Stellenbosch University SU NSFAS Online Application 2024-2025

University of Stellenbosch NSFAS Online Application 2024-2025

Stellenbosch University NSFAS Application Status 2024-2025
Stellenbosch University NSFAS Application Status 2024-2025

Welcome to, where you will find details on how to apply for the Stellenbosch University SU NSFAS Student aid for . The NSFAS loan is a government backed initiative aimed at supporting academically sound students in financial need. The loan caters for a students tuition fees, accommodation, books, registration and extra funds for personal upkeep.

It should be noted that a student is expected to make some contribution towards their tuition fees, this amount is determined by NSFAS. During loan distribution, NSFAS determines how much a student receives, thus minimum and maximum amounts are determined by NSFAS.

During application, students are advised to Fully fill and proof read their submission to ensure all details provided are accurate. Failure to do this can result in a rejected application.

In order to access the NSFAS Online application form, students will have to create a Mynsfas Account. Below are steps on how to create an account and apply online.

Important changes in rules and allowances

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has made changes to the rules and allowances applicable to different categories of students approved by NSFAS funding. The changes were approved by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology (DHET) on 6 December 2019 and communicated to all universities on 16 January 2020.

The main changes to the allowances for 2020 include the change in the alloocated amounts; this also affects the type of allowances to students living off-campus in family homes or non-accredited accommodation. For example if your are living at home you will receive a travel allowance of R7 500 per year and a living allowance of R15 000 for the year.

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The table below provides an indication of which allowances are applicable to different categories of accommodation for students:

Accommodation Type
Allowance type
Learning Materials Living Allowance Accommodation Transport
University    managed catering R5 200 p.a Max R2 900 p.a
R24 130 p.aTygerberg: R26  543 p.a
University set residence fees
University    managed self-catering R5 200 p.a R24 130 p.a

Tygerberg: R26  543 p.a

Max R54 000 per annum
Living off  campus  in family        or        non- accredited accommodation (own arrangements)
R5 200 p.a R15 000 p.a Max R54 000 per annum R7 500 p.a
Private    off    campus accredited accommodation R5 200 p.a R15 000 p.a Max R54 000 per annum

Living allowance for students in university residences or accredited private accommodation


This applies to university students in university owned or managed residences or accredited private residences.
A living allowance will be provided directly to all DHET bursary recipients at universities not accommodated in catering residences, to cover food and incidental expenses. In 2020, this allowance will be R15 000.

All NSFAS bursary/grant recipients at universities qualify for this allowance, subject to the funding cap for returning students registered for the first time prior to 2018.

Students in catered residences receive an allowance for incidental expenses in addition to their catered accommodation. This amount is R2900 in 2020.

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University students living in private leased accommodation

These students can qualify for an accommodation allowance if they are accommodated in university accredited accommodation. As with 2019, the maximum allowance for external accommodation is capped at the cost of internal university accommodation costs for an equivalent accommodation type. Proof of a lease agreement must be provided for a student to qualify.

Wherever possible, we are accrediting private providers of student accommodation and monitor the quality of accommodation provision to students living off campus.


Note that from 2021 NSFAS will only pay out allowances to students in accredited accommodation. The university has already embarked on a process with landlords to, in the interim, register their accommodation and start a process of accreditation.

For more information on accreditation of accommodation please visit > accommodation > private accommodation.


Disclaimer: This information is taken from the NSFAS website and so it is essential that the official NSFAS website be used as the primary source. The information on the NSFAS website and/or NSFAS processes may change without notice and must be confirmed by contacting NSFAS directly

FAQs on expanded NSFAS and bursary scheme_ Final 9 January 2018 (002).pdf


Stellenbosch University welcomes students with disabilities or special learning needs. You can call the Disability Unit on +27 (0) 21 8084707, or visit for more information. You can also contact your faculty for assistance.
The Disability Unit forms part of the Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) and the physical address is 37 Victoria Street, Den Bosch.

Click on this LINK to the Dissabilty Unit Website. Herewith the different categories of dissability: Dissability Unit.pdf

The Centre for Bursaries and Loans work closely with the Disability Unit and NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) to assist with funding for students with disabilities or special learning needs.

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For your convenience, please click on the link to the NSFAS website, to apply for financial aid.
When you apply for financial aid, you need to complete this formNSFAS Disability Annexure A.pdf and upload it onto your profile with all the supporting documents.

You are welcome to contact our Client Service Centre at 021 8089111 for assistance.

Click here for the University of Stellenbosch NSFAS Online Application Procedure

Stellenbosch University NSFAS Application Closing Date

All bursary and loan a​pplications administered by the University: 31 August

Last day to submit all documents: ​11 September . No incomplete applications will be considered after this date

Private companies have different closing dates for their bursaries. See the Calender ​​ (University Calender Part 2) for the particulars.

University of Stellenbosch NSFAS Contact Details

Telephone:  +27 21 808 9111
Fax:  +27 21 808 3822

​Private Bag X1
Matieland, 7602
South Africa​

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