SA: NSFAS invites 2017 applications


Pretoria – The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is inviting applications for the 2017 academic year.

Grade 12 learners and post-matrics may submit applications. The NSFAS Student Centred Model has been live from 1 August 2016. However, students who were not previously funded or not funded in 2016 will only be able to apply from 1 September.

Applications close on 30 November.

“All new applications (matriculants) must be submitted directly to NSFAS online ( Students who have never received NSFAS funding must apply online. All students who were previously funded by NSFAS and are not funded in 2016 must apply online.

“All students who have signed their Loan Agreement Forms (LAF) or Schedule of Particulars (SOP) for 2016 and are currently receiving NSFAS funding do not have to reapply.

“Funding will be granted provided the funded student meets the NSFAS academic requirements,” said NSFAS.

All funded NSFAS students are requested to update their information online. Students must log onto and create the MyNSFAS account to verify their details.

“Matriculants who have already submitted their NSFAS applications before 1 August 2016 to any university or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college must not reapply. The institution will send your application directly to NSFAS Head Office,” said NSFAS.

All paper application forms can be sent to NSFAS Head Office in Cape Town either by email to or fax 086 644 2822 or by post to: The 2017 Online Applications, NSFAS Loans & Bursaries Department, Private Bag X4, Plumstead, 7801.

For further details, applicants can contact NSFAS Offices on 0860 067 327 (share call) or