How To Apply for A Bursary For 2024

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How To Apply for A Bursary For 2024

Apply for NSFAS, How To Apply for A Bursary For 2024

Providing students with a financial head start in their careers is the responsibility of the National Student Financial Aid Program (NSFAS). One such source of funding is the DHET scholarship program, also known as the NSFAS scholarship. Scholarships awarded by the National Student Financial Aid Program (NSFAS) are considered by many to be a lifesaver. To submit an application online, applicants must first register and create a MyNSFAS profile on the NSFAS website. Applicants can access their personal accounts through this profile at any time of the year to view information about their application and funding sources. read more below

NSFAS Opening Date in 2024

Applications for NSFAS are currently open for 2024. Applications for NSFAS grants begin September 28, 2023. Applications for 2023 will now close on January 31, 2024. Students seeking assistance from Financial aid should strive to complete and submit the application as soon as possible. New registrants should visit ( this website regularly for the 2024 online registration date

Who can get NSFAS Funding

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must adhere to four core criteria;

  • all South African citizens
  • All SASSA grant winners are eligible for funding
  • applicants whose gross annual household income does not exceed R350,000
  • A person with a disability
  • Total annual household income cannot exceed R600,000. students whose family income does not exceed R122,000 per year and commence studies before 2024.

Documents needed when Applying Nsfas

  • Copy of student ID / Birth certificate
  • Copy of parent/s or guardian/ spouse ID
  • Smart card: both sides of the card required
  • Proof of income (where applicable)
  • Persons living with disability (Disability Annexure A form)

An applicant who is recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and Vulnerable Child Declaration form completed by a social worker
An applicant who has indicated that s/he has no family member details and or abridged birth certificate must complete the Declaration: Non-SASSA

How To Apply for A Bursary For 2024

When applying for nsfas financial assistance, applicants can use two methods to apply.

Method 1 [When registering online]

  • Visit
  • Click the “myNSFAS” tab
  • Click “Register”
  • Check the box to allow NSFAS to verify your details
  • Then enter your ID number in the field as shown on your South African Identity (ID) document
  • Enter your full first and last name according to your ID number
  • Enter your current email address
  • Confirm your email address
  • Enter your mobile number
  • Create a password
  • Confirm password
  • Download a copy of your identity
  • Click Register
  • An OTP will be sent to the email address and phone number provided (this OTP will expire in 24 hours)
  • Enter OTP and click Submit
  • You have now completed your re-registration

READ HERE; NSFAS Application 2024 Opening Date

Method 2 [When you’re at the NYDA Centre]

Go to a NYDA center/office near you and fill out an application form.

A NYDA center worker will explain the application process and provide you an application form to fill out.

Use a black pen to fill out the application form in CAPITAL letters and sign it in the designated areas.

Submit your application form along with any supporting documentation (as listed below). Ensure that your supporting documents are signed on the front and are no more than three months old.

A receipt card with a bar code will be mailed to you.


For more info visit Nsfas Website