Does NSFAS Pay For Registration At Unisa?
Does NSFAS Bursary Pay For Registration At Unisa?
In South Africa, Nsfas is known as the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, a government body which opperates under the Department of Higher Education and Training that provides financial support to students who have gained admission into any of the public Tvet Colleges or Universities. Students that are facing financial challenges who have gained admission or those currently studying at Unisa can apply for Nsfas to pay for their registration fee, accommodation, living allowance and more.
Unisa students are therefore urged to start the Nsfas application for the 2023 academic year from the 28th of September 2022 to the 7th of January 2023. Applicants should be South African citizens and also meet the Nsfas requirements to receive the funds.
Undergraduate students who are studying at the University of South Africa must have obtained an average of at least 75% and above in their previous year of study to qualify for the Nsfas bursary. Students who received the bursary in 2022 do not need to apply again. Such students must, however, meet the 75% average to be considered for the bursary in 2023.
Unisa Nsfas Registration Date For 2023
Are you a fresh intake or currently studying at Unisa, do you come from a family with an income of R350 000 or less, then apply for a Nsfas bursary? From the 28th of September 2022, Nsfas will be open for applications. Applicants are to apply before the application deadline which will be on the 7th of January 2023. Applications that will be submitted after the application deadline will be rejected.
The 2023 UNISA Postgraduate Bursary Application period will open from 1 November 2022 to 31 January 2023 for all UNISA PG Diploma, Honours, Master’s, and Doctoral bursaries.
Who Is Eligible To Apply For Unisa Nsfas 2023
Unisa undergraduate students who are willing to apply for Nsfas must fall within the following categories:
- Students must have obtained an average of at least 75% and above in their previous year of study.
- The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens registered for a formal qualification in any discipline at Unisa.
- The bursary covers tuition fees and prescribed textbooks only.
- Awards will only be made if there is sufficient funding.
- Students who received the bursary in 2022 do not need to apply. Such students must, however, meet the 75% average to be considered for the bursary in 2023.
Unisa Nsfas Registration Requirements
The following documents are required:
- Your own cellphone number and email address
- Copy of your ID or birth certificate
- ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse (If applicable)
- Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable)
- Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income
- If you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required
- Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form, click here to download
- An applicant who is recognised as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed
- Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form, click here to download.
- Academic record
Amounts indicated for accommodation, living allowance, transport and learning materials need to be aligned with the approved latest DHET guidelines. Unisa Nsfas pays for the following:
As per the actual costs charged by the university (costs for private accommodation must not exceed costs for university residence)
- Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7 500 per annum
- Living allowance R15, of 000 per annum
- Book allowances R5200 per annum
- Incidental/personal care allowance of R2900 per annum for students in catered residences
Apply For Nsfas At Unisa 2023
Follow the process to apply for Nsfas funds as a Unisa student:
- Log onto www.nsfas.org.za
- Create myNsfas account
- Click on ‘register’
- Complete the required fields (ID number, cellphone number and email address)
- Upload the required supporting documents then
- Click on ‘submit’
Contact Details Of Unisa
For general, student and NSFAS Wallet enquiries for all other queries regarding students:
- Tel No.: 08000 67327
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Physical Address
- The Halyard, 4 Christiaan Barnard St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001
If you are unable to complete the application by yourself, you can visit a National Youth Development Agency Centre, a Thusong Centre or one of the NSFAS application partner’s centres near you, where an NSFAS representative will help you apply. Visit The official website of Nsfas For More Details.