NSFAS Online Application 2021 | www.nsfas.org.za for South African Students

NSFAS 2021 Application Portal

NSFAS Online Application 2021 | www.nsfas.org.za for South African Students

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, officially opened the NSFAS 2021 Application cycle, on the 3rd August 2020.

“In the current academic year, NSFAS has funded over 700 000 students; 248 242 at TVET colleges and 481 339 at universities [students with registrations data], this is a 20% increase from the previous year when we compared registration data received in the same period 2019 versus 2020,” Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said in a statement.

He added NSFAS beneficiaries accounted for 40% of the undergraduate population at universities, and 70% at TVET colleges.

Due to Covid-19, applicants will also not be required to submit or upload consent forms but would need to accept and submit an electronic one.

Applicants would, however, still be expected to submit their supporting documents which include parents or guardians’ proof of income and cope of their IDs.


NSFAS funding covers the cost of registration, tuition and allowance for food, learning material, personal care and accommodation or transport. Apply for NSFAS funding today and let us take care of all your financial stress as you focus on your studies.


To be eligible for NSFAS funding applicant must be a South African citizen; Come from a family with a combined annual household income of not more than R350 000 per annum; For students with a disability, the combined annual household income of not more than R600 000 per annum.

HOW TO APPLY |NSFAS 2021 Application Portal | www.nsfas.org.za for South African Students

It is very important that students provide the correct ID numbers, name and surname as reflected in their ID documents when completing the 2021 application. New applicants will need a copy of their IDs or birth certificates to register and create a profile on the myNSFAS portal, while existing users would need to log in using their registered details.

NSFAS Online Application 2021