Official NSFAS Application Outcome 2022-2023 | Check Admission Status Here
we are pleased as we inform you about NSFAS Application Outcome 2022
Following the extensive outreach campaign, which saw NSFAS officials reaching out to small towns and rural
areas, we are happy to report that by November 30, 2019 the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
had received a record number of 543 268 first-time ever applications (prior year 428 929) by the closing date.
NSFAS has prioritised the poor and vulnerable students and to this end just under 50% of applications have
been received from social grant beneficiaries. The personal details and social welfare status of all applications
have been validated with the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Social Development. This is a
major improvement in NSFAS administration, as communication of funding decision prior to the commencement
of the academic year will allow students to enrol at tertiary institution without having to pay upfront registration
As in prior years it is expected that a significant number of students will apply after they have registered at TVET
colleges in January 2020, in the previous year this category of students amounted to 160 000. NSFAS, in
conjunction with the TVET sector, instituted additional administrative support to ensure rapid processing and
Students previously funded by NSFAS and will be continuing their studies in 2020 will be funded based on
progression results to be received from the institutions.
We are encouraged that most of applications were submitted through the electronic portal with only 15 000
applications submitted manually. The highest number of applications received were from KwaZulu-Natal,
Limpopo and Gauteng Province. About 80% of applicants have indicated that universities are their first choice
Funding decisions for the 2020 applications have been updated on the myNSFAS portal profiles. Applicants are
advised to check and track their application status updates online. Applicants who do not have the myNSFAS
portal profiles are encouraged to register on the website in order to ensure they have sight of their funding
Applications with outstanding supporting documents:
From the total number of applications received, 69 357 applications were incomplete or may have outstanding
or incorrect supporting documents. Applicants with incomplete applications have been contacted by NSFAS
over the festive season and as we are receiving the required documents, their applications will be processed
for funding decisions.
The list of required documents which need to accompany each application is on the NSFAS website on
10 Brodie Road, House Vincent
2nd Floor, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800
Private Bag X1, Plumstead, Cape Town, 7801
T: 0800 067 327 | 021 763 3200
OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR
The appointment of Dr Randell Carolissen as the Administrator to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme is in terms of Section 17A (3)(a) of the NSFAS Act (Act 56 of 1999 as
amended), effective from August 23, 2018 as published in the Government Gazette by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mrs Naledi Pandor, MP.
Of the 473 911 valid and fully completed applications received by the closing date, 346 364 were declared
eligible for funding at this stage, 36 865 were withdrawn, 28 979 did not meet the minimum funding criteria,
these applications are being reviewed. The remaining 61 703 applicants submitted documents of poor quality,
which were subsequently validated by Department of Home Affairs.
CATEGORIES OF COMPLETE AND VALID APPLICATIONS
Eligible status confirmed 346 364
Application withdrawn by applicant 36 865
Personal details confirmed with Home Affairs, with poor quality documents submitted 61 703
Not meeting criteria, but subject to second round of review process 28 979
TOTAL 473 911
Additional temporary staff have been employed during this application season to ensure that all applications are
processed before the start of the academic year. Applicants and returning students may contact the Contact
Centre Toll free number 08000 67327 on Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 17:00 daily alternatively send an
email to email@example.com. Students are encouraged to utilise their MyNSFAS portal for the latest update and
information on their 2020 funding decisions.
Students are advised to maintain the confidentiality of their passwords/ login details but also to ensure that the
passwords are protected. Resetting of password request is the biggest volume of enquiries by our Call Centre.
Applicants should also be wary of scams and fake news disseminated in the social media. NSFAS will never
request login or account details as this can only be changed by individual students on their portals.
Dr Randall Carolissen