The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding applications for 2023/2024 is open for qualified applicants who got admitted to public university in South Africa.
As announced by the management of NSFAS, the NSFAS 2023 Online Application Portal will go live on this opening date for an interested applicant to create an account and login to complete the online application form.
About NSFAS Online Application Portal
After benchmarking with similar platforms, the NSFAS Online Application Portal has been redesigned to be more user-friendly and closer to other platforms that prospective applicants are accustomed to such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The application process has been simplified and the questions asked are easier to understand.
New channels include a NSFAS mobile App, Short code (USSD), and WhatsApp. Through these channels, one can apply for NSFAS funding, track the application status, and cancel applications, amongst others.
Additionally, applicants will be able to pause the process and continue at a later stage without restarting from scratch.
How to Apply for NSFAS 2023
To get start, check out our comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to apply for NSFAS and learn ways to navigate via the Student Portal, check status online as well as access the Intellimali Student Portal.
Let’s get started with the application process and required supporting documents.
To correct issues with the payment of allowances, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) sought an alternative, secure and student-centered approach which will see students receiving their allowances through a bank card.
In the 2023 academic year, NSFAS will pilot this solution with several students first, following which the full roll-out will occur in a phased approach.
The plan is to have all NSFAS beneficiaries at universities and TVET colleges receive their allowances and transact through the NSFAS Mastercard.
NSFAS Student Accommodation Portal
In the 2023 academic year, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will roll out a student accommodation portal that will ensure efficiency in areas such as grading and accreditation of accommodation, costs, paying off private accommodation providers, small accommodation providers (“backrooms”) and increased student accommodation capacity.
Furthermore, the process to increase the capacity of accreditation providers is underway.
The Management urge students to be vigilant of online scammers claiming to assist with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding applications at a fee. For assistance, contact NSFAS through official social media platforms.
NSFAS will also embark on an outreach campaign to ensure that individuals who do not have access to technological devices are given the necessary resources and support to apply.
Email: [email protected]
NSFAS Website URL: https://www.nsfas.org.za/