How Can You Check if NSFAS Has Approved Your 2022 Application?

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a South African government student financial aid scheme that provides financial assistance to undergraduate students to assist them in paying for the costs of their tertiary education once they have completed their high school education. The Department of Higher Education and Training provides funding for this program.


Various bursaries, such as the Funza Lushaka Teacher Scholarship (for students pursuing a teaching qualification), the DHET Disability Scholarship, and other bursaries from the Sector Education and Training Authorities, are administered through this program (SETAs).

History of NSFAS

When the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA) was decommissioned in 1999, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was established to take its place.  The FSA program was a non-profit organization that managed and operated NSFAS from the time of its inception until its demise in 2000. TEFSA was transformed into a statutory organization known as NSFAS in 1999.

Approximately R30 billion in financing from the Department of Higher Education and Training, as well as contributions from local and foreign donors, underpins the scheme in 2018. The bursaries cover the costs of tuition, room, and board, as well as food and travel expenses for “full-time” students, and solely the costs of tuition and board for “part-time” students.

Since January 2019, NSFAS has received 365,922 applications for financial aid in 2020, an increase from the 278,738 applications received the previous year as of November 20, 2019. NSFAS has been awarded roughly R80 billion by the government over the next three years, according to Dr. Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology in 2019.

History of NSFAS
History of NSFAS

Who are Qualifiers for NSFAS?

In the case of South African citizens who are registering for the first time at a public South African higher education institution and who meet the requirements of the means test, a bursary may be awarded. According to the means test, the applicant’s combined household income (gross) must not exceed R350,000 per annum in order to be considered.  In addition, a few post-graduate student qualifications are covered by the bursary (such as a postgraduate certificate in education).

How Can You Check If NSFAS Has Approved Your 2022 Application?

Thousands of South African students apply for the NSFAS Bursary. This post will let you know if NSFAS has approved your 2022 application.

Many prospective students in South Africa have been unable to enroll for the 2022 academic year. They can’t afford the fees of tertiary education. That’s why many students apply for National Student Financial Aid Scheme scholarships and bursaries (NSFAS). In South Africa, the NSFAS supports impoverished students attending public universities and TVET institutes.

The bursary system received roughly 906 000 applications for financial assistance in 2022. While several of these universities and colleges have begun the 2022 academic year, some students who applied for NSFAS have yet to hear back. It may also preclude them from enrolling for the current academic year.

These steps will help you to check your application status:

  • First Visit the My NSFAS portal.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Once you are on the portal, you’ll see the Track Funding progress button.
  • Click on it to see your funding status.
  • If your application has been approved, you see the “Approved” otherwise you will have to contact the NSFAS Helpline for further processing.


The NSFAS application status for 2022/2023 can be checked through your NSFAS portal. You’ll need to first log in to the portal using your username and password using this link.

Once you are on the portal, you’ll see the Track Funding progress button.

Click on it to see your funding status.

Application submitted: Your application has been added to the NSFAS system and worked.
People who come back to school and who have previous qualifications are checked out by the system when it does its work.

There are third-party checks being done by NSFAS to make sure that SASSA and the Department of Home Affairs are being truthful with their information.

This is what NSFAS is doing to make sure that everything you sent in during your application was correct.

NSFAS is making sure that you can get the money you need to pay for school.

NSFAS is looking into your academic results and whether or not you’ve been accepted to your school to make sure you meet the requirements to get money from NSFAS, so they can pay you. Many people find that they stay on this step for a while. The reason for this is that NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen school.

Data from your school will help NSFAS make a bursary deal with you. In the long run, this is another step that students are on for a long time. The reason for this is that NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen school.

At this point, you need to sign your bursary agreement so that NSFAS can pay you your money.

Your allowances are now being paid either through the NSFAS mobile wallet system or through your school. Students should keep an eye on the myNSFAS portal for new information.

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