University of Pretoria NSFAS Approved List


Applications Reopen 9 January 2019

NSFAS will reopen 2019 applications as from 9 January 2019. Learners and students are encouraged to make use of this application period if you have not applied during the 1 August 2019 to 30 November 2019 application period. This reopened application period will close on 20 January 2019 for learners and students who will be studying at a public university, and on 14 February 2019 at a TVET College.
Application results for applicants who applied during the 1 August 2019 to 30 November 2019 period will receive communication via SMS as from 5 January 2019, thus it is important that we have your correct cellphone number. Update your contact details by calling the NSFAS Contact Centre on 086 006 7327.

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 2017 to 14 February 2019 for those who will be studying at a TVET College .