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Contents Applying For National Student Financial Aid Scheme : University of Zululand

Organization : University of Zululand

Head Quarters: Kwadlangezwa

Facility : Applying For National Student Financial Aid Scheme


University of Zululand NSFAS Scheme

** The University administers two categories of Funding, Merit and Needy Cases

1.1 Merit :

** Matric merit focusses on first year matric students that performed at achievement levels of between 7 and 5.

** The University funds them fully from registration, and continue to fund them if they continue to pass and drop no modules during the course of their studies.

** Senior students merits are sourced through ICT, looking at top performers last year or year last registered on campus.

** We focus on distinction and first class students that do not fail any module, undergraduate academic programme, and doing the full number of modules in any particular year.

** Awarding in subsequent years is dependent on similar performance.

1.2 Needy Cases :

** Students personally apply or get referred to us by the Faculties and the Office of The Dean of Students.

The criteria to access these are :

** Proof that the student is destitute in terms of household income;

** Proof of family situation that renders the family destitute, e.g. orphanage;

** Fair academic performance at an average of 75 percent; and

** Non-receipt of another funding, except for NSFAS loans.

** Kindly contact Mr TT Mthiyane at 035 9026682 or 035 9026307 for more information

2. Applying For National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) :

** Next year’s (2017) students will apply for a loan online and use cellphone-generated vouchers to pay for books and food.

** The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has re-engineered the system so the new centralised online application process is expected to start on August 1.

** Now the students first apply for funding approval to NSFAS through the new centralised system, list their “wishlist” of institutions where they hope to study, then take that financial approval to the institutions to apply for a place.

** The deadline for applications for financial aid for next year is November 1.

New NSFAS Application Process

** The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Student Centered Model is Live as from 01 August 2022.

This means that :

** All new applications (matriculants) must be submitted directly to NSFAS nline (

** Students who have never received NSFAS funding must apply online

** All students who were previously funded by NSFAS and are not funded in 2022 must apply online

** All students who have signed their Loan Agreement Forms (LAF) or Schedule of Particulars (SOP) for 2022 and are currently receiving NSFAS funding Do Not Have To Reapply.

** Funding will be granted provided the funded student meets the NSFAS academic requirements

** All funded NSFAS students are requested to update their information online. Please log onto

** and create the MyNSFAS account to verify your details.

NSFAS Application For Funding

** Please read every section of the form, and fully complete all required sections.

** Application forms without ALL supporting documents will not be processed by NSFAS.

** NSFAS requires that you provide a cell phone number or an email address so that NSFAS can communicate with you during the application process, and to inform you of the outcome of your application.

** If your application is successful, we need the cell phone number provided in case you qualify for allowances.

** If you are a student with a disability, you must complete an additional form, available on the NSFAS website, and will be required to provide a medical certificate in support of your disability condition.

** Please contact NSFAS on 0860 067 327 for more information, or the applicant can go to the nearest university/TVET college financial aid office for assistance.

Application for Financial Assistance for South African undergraduate students :

Please return the completed form with supporting documents to :

Reference: Online Application/2017

National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Loans and Bursaries Service Unit

Private Bag X4



Cape Town

OR you can scan and email to: apply AT or fax to: 086 644 2822.

Very Important Information :

1. Please note that even if you may be eligible for NSFAS funding, we advise you to also apply for other bursaries/student loans, as your application to NSFAS does not guarantee acceptance.

2. NSFAS will not consider you for financial assistance unless you meet its criteria for funding, details of which can be found on our website

3. Information and documentation required in support of this application, will ONLY be used for the purpose of assessing the financial eligibility of prospective students.

4. The information may be shared with third parties including credit bureaus and other agencies for the purposes of information validation, criminal checks and to verify previous academic records.

5. You are required to provide consent for NSFAS to use the information you provide.

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