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UWC NSFAS Online Application 2021-2022

University of the Western Cape UWC NSFAS Online Application 2021-2022

Are you a student hoping to study at University of the Western Cape UWC but lack the financial means to do so?, or you are a current student of UWC seeking out financial aid to continue your studies?, then look no further. On this page is a highlight and overview of all the necessary steps and procedures required to successfully apply for your NSFAS Aid for the academic year. 

Students are reminded to adhere to the NSFAS requirements and to also ensure that all details submitted during their application are correct and without errors. This is because misinformation and missing documents will greatly reduce ones chances of getting approved. Secondly, NSFAS will not be held liable for any errors you make, students are therefore encouraged to double check before submitting.

With this said, lets proceed to the UWC NSFAS Application for .

Lets get to Know What the NSFAS is all About.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a South African Government backed initiative geared towards the education of students from less privileged homes, typically households that make less than R600000 a year. The NSFAS Aid aims at enabling these students attain a university or TVET education by sponsoring their Tuition fees, Accommodation, study materials and registration while providing extra funds for personal upkeep.

So What Steps Can i Take to Apply for the University of the Western Cape UWC NSFAS for

Below are links to the UWC NSFAS Application Forms for , as well as links to Other important documents necessary for your UWC Application in . It should be noted that applicants are advised to take special care when filling the forms. Double check to ensure that all details are correct, and all documents attached.

The application for this bursary is done online on the NSFAS website, which can be accessed by clicking here. This is where the form is obtained from in case you were wondering ‘where can I get NSFAS application form?’.

Before accessing the NSFAS Online Application Form however, you will need to create a myNSFAS Account, kindly follow this link to create the account. It will provide you with a platform so you can register and create your profile online.

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Applicants should note that after creating your myNSFAS Account, changes can be effected easily, such as a contact change or name change. To do this, log into the myNsfas Account with the details provided when you initially opened the account. Visit your profile and effect the changes required. After this click on ” Update Details” to save your new changes.

This process is relatively straight forward, unlike situations where you will want to change a phone number, in this instance, a pin code is sent to the new telephone number you intend using, once confirmation is through, you are done. This is done only once.

If you are applying for the funding for the first time, you will be required to sign the NSFAS Bursary Agreement form. The process is as simple as clicking on the link that NSFAS will send to your email after you have submitted the application on your account.

Clicking on this link will require you to provide your identification number after which a One Time Pin will be shared on the phone number that you provided on your profile. You will be required to feed the One Time Pin and the other details in the form.

Once you are through, a notification will be sent on your screen to show the Terms and Conditions and that the application has been submitted. This notification means that you have successfully signed the NSFAS Bursary Agreement. If you have not attained the age of 18, your parents or guardian could sign the form for you.

All applications for student funding must be submitted via the NSFAS website

All students with a household income of R600 000 or less are encouraged to apply for possible funding for the 2018 academic year. ALL applications must be submitted via the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za


Please note the following important information:

  • The deadline for NSFAS funding is 30 November . No late applications will be accepted. For more information on the application process or to apply, please visit www.nsfas.org.za or call 086 006 7327.
  • The closing date for applications for other funding opportunities will be communicated at a later stage. Please note, however, that ALL applications for funding must be submitted via the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za

Before proceeding to apply online, students must have the following documents at their disposal. 

  • Certified copy of ID document /passport of student / mother / father /guardian / wife /husband
  • Original / certified copy of pay- slips / pension slip for both parents/guardian /spouse (these should not be older than three (3) months)
  • In the case of deceased parents, attach certified death Certificates
  • If parents are divorced, attach a copy of the decree of divorce
  • If parents / guardian / spouse are self-employed, attach a copy of the latest financial statement
  • If parents are unemployed, attach sworn affidavits accompanied by a report from a social worker , religious leader /traditional leader or Council
  • An amount for income must be provided on all affidavits
  • If parents are separated, attach pay-slips of both and an official letter from the social worker or religious leader confirming the separation
  • Certified copy of previous degree or diploma certificate
  • If you are currently in in-service training, attach pay – slip or provide the University with proof from your employer stating whether your study leave is paid or unpaid
  • ID copies / birth certificates or letters from school of other family members
  • Proof of registration for sibling at other tertiary institutions
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Now that you know the required documents, lets proceed to how you Can apply for the University of Pretoria UP NSFAS Online 

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.

What is a NSFAS loan?

A NSFAS loan is an award that a student can receive from NSFAS upon applying and qualifying for such loan. This loan has to be repaid with interest (interest of each year is linked to the national inflation rate). A maximum award size is determined for each year by NSFAS. A portion of this award can be converted into a bursary based on academic performance. The size of this bursary is determined by the number of modules which the student has passed. A 100% pass rate will result in a 40% bursary rebate on this NSFAS loan.

NSFAS loan criteria

You may apply for a NSFAS loan if you are

  • a South African student studying at a public South African higher education institution.
  • an undergraduate student studying towards a first higher education qualification.
  • studying towards a postgraduate qualification which is a requirement to practise in a chosen profession (eg Postgraduate Certificate in Education).
  • studying towards any postgraduate qualification except the MBA, the MBL, the DBA or the DBL.
  • able to demonstrate potential for academic success and that you are financially needy.

Application process
(including historic debt loans and postgraduate loans)

Please note:

  • Your application form must be fully and correctly completed.
  • You must submit all the required documentation as part of your application.
  • You must submit your application before the closing date as published on the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za

What is an NSFAS bursary?

A variety of NSFAS bursaries exist, each with its own criteria. A NSFAS bursary is an award that a student receives upon application for such funding. This bursary award does not have to be repaid. However, if the student does not adhere to the bursary conditions, the bursary will be converted to a loan. This loan will have to be repaid with interest.

For more information on NSFAS loans and bursaries, please visit the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za

UWC NSFAS Application Closing Date

Please note the following important information:

The deadline for NSFAS funding is 30 November . No late applications will be accepted. For more information on the application process or to apply, please visit www.nsfas.org.za or call 086 006 7327.

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The closing date for applications for other funding opportunities will be communicated at a later stage. Please note, however, that ALL applications for funding must be submitted via the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za

University of the Western Cape UWC NSFAS Online Application

University of the Western Cape UWC NSFAS Application Form

University of the Western Cape UWC NSFAS Application Status

List of Other University of the Western Cape UWC  Bursaries , Loans and Scholarships

University of the Western Cape UWC NSFAS Contact Details

“The university reserves the right to amend without prior notice, the regulations and bursary/loan values and/or conditions applicable to the awarding of bursaries/loans.”

A quality product is never cheap. However, this should not dissuade you from studying! At Kovsies, we do our best to assist you in dealing with these financial challenges.

For general enquiries about NSFAS loans and bursaries

Tel No.: 08000 67327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za
Postal Address
Private Bag X1, Plumstead 7801, South Africa
Physical Address
10 Brodie Road, House Vincent 2nd Floor, Wynberg, Cape Town 7700

Account, Payment and Balance Enquiries

For queries regarding payments and balances:
Tel No.: 08000 67327
Email: collections@nsfas.org.za

For general enquiries relating to accounts:
Email: queries@nsfas.org.za

Student Enquiries

For all other queries regarding students:
Tel No.: 08000 67327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za
Postal Address
– Students, University and TVET College documents
Private Bag X4, Plumstead 7801, South Africa

Vuvuzela Fraud & Corruption hotline

To submit information on fraud or corruption identified or witnessed:
Tel No.: 0860 247 653
Email: nsfas@thehotline.co.za
Fax2Email: 086 726 1681
SMS Call Back Number: 30916

NSFAS Wallet

For all NSFAS Wallet related enquiries:
Tel No: 08000 67327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za
Postal Address
– NSFAS Wallet documents
Private Bag X6, Plumstead 7801, South Africa

Outreach and Community Event Invites

For all queries regarding outreach and community event invites:
Tel No.: 021 763 3200
Email: outreach@nsfas.org.za


For all media related enquiries please contact:
Phatisa Ntlonze
Tel No: 021 763 3200
Email: media@nsfas.org.za

UWC NSFAS Contact Details

Financial Aid Office

​​Students have to complete the UWC Financial Aid Application Form to be considered for financial assistance. To qualify, students would have to be academically deserving and financially needy.​​ To qualify academically, students would have to obtain at least a 50% average mark in the previous examination and be promoted to the next year level. The student’s financial need gets determined by applying a NSFAS Means Test. This test will determine what amount the expected family contribution would be, and also determine the maximum allocation from NSFAS for the student’s study costs for that year.​Office Hours: 08h30 to 16h30


Contact Us

Financial Aid Department

The University of the Western Cape

Tel: 021-959 9753



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