LASTCHANCE: Applications for NSFAS funding for 2021 registration Opened

NSFAS has opened its late registration period for all Unfunded students to apply before the deadline closes for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Applications have been opened for two weeks, from August 18, 2021, to September 03, 2021.

NSFAS encourages qualifying students who are registered in the 2021 academic cycle and are without any other form of a bursary to enquire with their Financial Aid Office whether they qualify to apply during this window, prepare all the relevant supporting documents and apply as soon as the university gives you the go-ahead. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.


Students must register on the myNSFAS portal and complete the application form to apply for funding as well as to track their application status after applying.

Log onto

Click on ‘register’

Complete the required fields (ID number, cellphone number and email address)

Upload a copy of your ID or birth certificate. If you are uploading a copy of a Smart ID, please ensure that both sides are visible on the copy

A One Time Pin to activate the account will be sent to the contact number you submitted. Once you have created a myNSFAS profile, You will then be able to apply online by following the few steps below:

Click on ‘Apply’

Complete all the required fields where applicable

Upload all supporting documents

reference number will be sent to your cellphone number and email address

  • Please note that NSFAS no longer requires a signed consent form to allow for the verification of applicants’ details with third parties. Students can give consent by clicking on the box at the bottom of the page before submitting the application.
  • Students are not required to certify copies of their documents.