NSFAS application 2022 closing date

NSFAS application 2022 closing date

After much anticipation, the Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has finally revealed when applications for 2022 funding will open.

NSFAS application 2022 closing date

NSFAS application 2022 closing date
NSFAS application 2022 closing date

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Bled Nzimande, held a briefing Thursday morning to explain how the new cycle of NSFAS applications will work.

He confirmed that applications will open on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, until January 7, 2022. This new application window will run later than the usual period for NSFAS applications, which will typically run from September to November in previous application cycles.

Nzimande explained that this delay was as a result of NSFAS developing a new and more efficient application system. This new system will give applicants feedback in real time, ranging from immediate application feedback to 48 hours and beyond in some cases.

“I’m aware that there’s been some concern about the perceived late opening of applications this year. However, I’d like to reassure everyone and the country as a whole that this will in no way disadvantage those who seek NSFAS for support for their post-school studies”

In the meantime, students have been urged to familiarize themselves with the application requirements to be funded by NSFAS.

Who Qualifies for NSFAS?

  • All South African citizens
  • All SASSA grant recipients
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
  • Person with disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

If you fell you have the listed requirements you can start your application here