NSFAS: Scholarship Programme 2019

Closing Date: 14 February 2019


To all 2019 first year students
All students who will register at public universities/ TVET Colleges for the first time in 2019 and need financial support can apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance as from 9 January 2019. Applications will remain open between 9 January 2019 to 20 January 2019 for those who will be studying at a university and 9 January 2019 to 14 February 2019 for those who will be studying at a TVET College.
To all current university/ TVET college students already funded by NSFAS
NSFAS is in a process to receive all your information and details from the university/college where you are currently enrolled. You will be automatically migrated to the student-centred model, and will be notified by SMS/post once NSFAS has received and registered your details.
To all current university / TVET college students, who are not funded by NSFAS, but intend to apply for NSFAS assistance for the 2019 academic year
All the above mentioned students – including those who were previously on a government funded bursary programme not offered by NSFAS – can apply for NSFAS financial assistance for the 2019 academic year as from 9 January 2019 to 20 January 2019 for those who will be studying at a university and 9 January 2019 to 14 February 2019 for those who will be studying at a TVET College .
To apply on the NSFAS website, you will be required to register first to create your personal online account, and then proceed to fill and submit the application form online. You may need about 30 minutes to complete this online process, and must also have scanned copies of the following required attachments:



  • Matric Certificate
  • Identity Document/Birth Certificate
  • Last Academic Results
  • Proof of parents income (If parent/s employed)
  • Death Certificate/s (If parent/s deceased)
  • Doctor’s Certificate (If permanently disabled)

How To Apply


Apply Online for the NSFAS: Scholarship Programme