nsfas unisa allowances 2023-2024

nsfas unisa allowances 2023-2024

nsfas unisa allowances

nsfas unisa allowances 2023-2024

NSFAS – National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a South African government learner’s financial aid scheme which provides financial support to poor undergraduate students to help them pay for their tertiary education tuition fee after they have completed high school. It is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

From February to November each year, Unisa students enrolled in ten or more modules are given an incidental payment of R290 each month. This R290 is used to cover any small expenses incurred by these students. NSFAS will also cover your registration and tuition fees.

What is covered by the nsfas unisa allowance

The amounts mentioned for accommodation, living allowance, transportation, and learning materials must be in accordance with the most recent DHET criteria.


  • Accommodation in an urban area R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in an peri-urban area R18,900 per annum
  • Accommodation in an rural area R15,750 per annum
  • Transport (up to 40 km from institution) R7,350  per annum
  • Transport R7000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum

Who is eligible for NSFAS unisa allowance

  • All citizens of South Africa
  • SASSA award recipients qualifies for
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
  • Person with disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

How to apply

  1. Go to https://www.nsfas.org.za and look for the tab NYNSFAS and click.
  2. Create a an account called mynfas
  3. Click on apply tab
  4. Upload all the needed documents.

For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact NSFAS directly:

Tel: 0860 067 327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za

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