NSFAS Application And Closing Dates

By Klenam JU •  Updated: 02/11/24 •  4 min read

We all want to study at our favorite college or University since childhood. But, lack of funds, especially in third-world countries, can take a toll on our studies. I recently scrolled through the educational loans and financial schemes and came across NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme). Students from working class and low-income families get this financial aid from the South African government. It helps students get admission into TVET Colleges and Universities for higher studies. This scheme has funded almost one million students

, with over 712,428 first-timers and 551,243 continuing students. 

Read this guide to learn more about the important online links for applying and NSFAS Application Date and Closing Date.

NSFAS Application Opening Date For 2024

Students considering getting into the TVET College or other colleges consider taking NSFAS funding. The NSFAS application 2024 opening date for the grant has already closed on July 22, 2024, for the TVET Colleges or the Vocational Colleges across the region.

I have read some questions on Reddit and other online communities posted by students on when will NSFAS open again. Well, there is still good news for the students who could not apply for this academic year, as the process for the 2024 academic year will be opening shortly. So, let me clear it in simple words. You can fill out the application form on the official website from November 2, 2024, to January 7, 2024. 

To qualify for Financial Aid:

Can I Apply For NSFAS 2022 Now?

Many students ask this question. Well, the 2024 application process has already been closed in July 2024. 

South African students are now eligible for the 2024 session only. However, students can apply for the 2024 session from November 2, 2024, to January 7, 2024. You can visit the site here. The students looking forward to answers to their query for NSFAS Application 2024 closing date can refer to this section.

Is It Too Late To Apply For The 2024 NSFAS Application?

Students have been confused lately about the opening and closing of the NSFAS 2024 applications. I came across many relative questions on the community forums asked by students from low-income group families looking to aid their studies. The question I will address here is, is it too late to apply for NSFAS 2024?

For 2024 applicants, yes, it is too late as the last date ended this year in July. Students who are looking forward to applying for the 2024 session. Here is the good news I have to give you. You can start applying from November 2, 2024, to January 7, 2024, to get your financial aid for the next year. Students can keep an eye on the NSFAS social media platforms and the official website to seek when the application portal gets opened. You can only apply during the duration of NSFAS opening and closing dates.

How To Apply For NSFAS 2024 Online?

I have simplified the points to help you fill out your form correctly. I hope this helps!

Firstly, you need to register with the site as an online user by visiting the myNSFAS link. After this, you need to:

Now, click the APPLY Tab on the official website of NSFAS to direct to your financial aid online application form. You can get all the requisite document details here, making you eligible for this financial aid. 

NSFAS Status Check

The NSFAS status check is important after successfully depositing your online application on the NSFAS platform. It will help you seek the status of your students’ funding from the South African government’s National Student Financial Aid Scheme. 

You can simultaneously check by clicking on the myNSFAS tab about the status of your student funding. The myNSFAS account will show you the current status of your funding approval or initiation process. The same email and password must be inserted that you created while applying for the NSFAS 2024. 

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