The NSFAS online application 2022/2023 has commenced, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology made this known in a press conference on Thursday morning.

Blade Nzimande, South Africa Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology explain how the 2022/2023 NSFAS Application will function.

In this post, you will find details on the NSFAS online application procedure and what is new in NSFAS. The application has opened on the 2nd of November and will close 7th of January 2022. You can visit the nsfas website or portal for more details.


The NSFAS is calling on all prospective students to apply for the program. All applicants are also encouraged to visit NSFAS social media and website to keep track of activities.

NSFAS application 2022 is officially open and all students that are seeking admission into the University of TVET college can proceed to apply for NSFAS in their various institutions of choice.

When are NSFAS Applications for 2022 opening?

The NSFAS application for 2022 opened on the 2nd of November, 2021 and will close on the 7th of January 2022. Any application submitted later will not be considered.

How to Apply For NSFAS Online Application 2022/2023?

All interested candidates that are interested in the NSFAS online application 2022 should follow these steps;

  • Visit NSFAS Online Application portal:
  • Create your myNSFAS account.
  • Click on the “Apply” button on the NSFAS website
  •  Complete the NSFAS application form with your details
  • Upload all the supporting documents to make you eligible
  • Click on the “SUBMIT” button to complete the application process.

PLEASE NOTE: All candidates must attach all the supporting documents and fill all the required fields to qualify for the NSFAS grant. Also, late applications will not be considered.

Make sure you input your correct cellphone and email into the application.

Supporting Documents for NSFAS Online Application 2022/2023

Applicants are to upload the following supporting documents on the NSFAS online application page;

  • Your ID or birth certificate
  • Your parents, guardian, or spouse ID
  • The proof income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable,)
  • Your parents, guardian, or spouse’s evidence of income
  • Those who are SASSA grant recipients, are not to have any proof of income.
  • All Applicants with a disability are to submit a completed and sign the Disability Annexure A Form
  • All recognized applicants as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development should also provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form.

How do I Check my NSFAS Application Status?

A notification will be sent by NSFAS regarding their application status to all applicants. Those that have been provisionally funded should log on to the NSFAS account portal to check their application status.

You should follow the steps below to check your NSFAS application status;

  1. Visit NSFAS Status website:
  2. Login to myNSFAS account, if you don’t have one, see how to create NSFAS account
  3. Enter your User ID
  4. Input your account password
  5. Click “Track Funding Progress” to check your NSFAS Application Status 2022

How to Check NSFAS Balance

You can check your NSFAS balance on your cellphone and through the internet. The steps to check each are below.

On cellphone:

  1. Dial short code *134*176# on your cellphone
  2. Input your password and press the send button
  3. Select option 2. Query
  4. View cash balance and transactions

On the internet:

  1. Visit this link on your browser
  2. Log in with your cellphone number and password then click the Login button
  3. Click More
  4. Click Transactions
  5. View transactions

TVET Colleges NSFAS Application 2022-2023

The application for NSFAS is between the 2nd of November 2021 and January 2022 during which the National Senior Certificate results will be out.

NSFAS Application Cycles

Below is the NSFAS application cycle;

  • National Certificate Vocation (NC(v)), Semester 1 and Trimester 1 – Annual – online application and walk-in assistive capture application at the beginning of each year
  • Trimester 2 & 3 as per DHET calendar, in May and September respectively, also Walk-in assistive capture application
  • Semester 2 June – July walk in, assistive capture application

Where to apply for TVET College funding?

You can apply for the TVET College funding through the following:

  • TVET college bursary offices
  • Online
  • NSFAS head office

NSFAS Requirements for TVET Colleges Application 2022

Below are the requirements for the NSFAS TVET College application. Applicants must meet all the following requirements applicable to them:

  1. Must be a South African citizen
  2. Registered or intending to register on a PLP, NC(V), or Report 191 programme at any public TVET Colleges in South Africa
  3. Students in need of financial assistance (NSFAS will determine if a student meets the financial eligibility criteria)
  4. Returning students must meet the academic requirements to be a beneficiary. This is in line with the College’s progression policy or the progression prescriptions of the Bursary Rules and Guidelines.
  5. Not enrol for a qualification that duplicates previous learning that was state-funded
  6.  The combined household income of the applicants must not be more than R350,000 per annum.

NSFAS Account Application Process 2022-2023

To register for the myNSFAS account, applicants must register online on the NSFAS portal. Below are the application processes:

  1. Visit the NSFAS website:
  2. Click on the “myNSFAS” tab at the top right corner of the page
  3. You are now on the myNSFAS page, here you will see a welcome message ” Welcome to the myNSFAS student portal”
  4. For those that want to Re-register their myNSFAS account, enter your username and password
  5. If you want to register a myNSFAS account click on “Register”. Provide your birth certificate and South Africa ID on the registration page.
  6. Tick the box to allow NSFAS to verify and validate the information you have provided with third parties
  7. Enter your ID number on the field provided
  8. Input your full name as it is in your ID document
  9. Input a working email address
  10. Verify your email address
  11. Enter a correct cellphone number
  12. Create password
  13. Then you Confirm the password
  14. Upload a certified copy of your ID document
  15. After that, kindly click on register to receive a one time pin
  16. A One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to your Phone number and Email address.
  17. Input the OTP and click submit

You have successfully registered for the NSFAS Account.

How to unlock NSFAS user profile

Follow the steps below to unlock your NSFAS user profile;

  • Visit
  • Input your ID number  and press Submit (If you get UserProfile doesn’t exist, You need to re-register)
  • Select ” I can’t remember my password ” on the dropdown and hit submit
  • Check your email for more instructions.

NB: The password you put should be unique, don’t use the old password or Enter [email protected]  as a password; Your account will be unlocked immediately.

Below are some passwords that can unlock your NSFAS user profile


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