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NSFAS Application Status 2023 | How to Check


Check Your NSFAS Application Status, If you submitted an application form to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme 2023, then you ought to start checking your application status to know if you are considered.

Many applicants whose application has been submitted have started asking questions like “How do I check my NSFAS Status 2023?” What is the NSFAS Application Status Portal?” ‘How to Track Your NSFAS Application” etc.

If you are yet to register, see how to apply for NSFAS Funding

In very few steps, I will explain to you how you can access your application status at the NSFAS portal login.

How to Check NSFAS Application Status

You need your myNSFAS Email and Password to check your status online.

Now with an internet-connected smartphone or computer, Open your web browser. Google Chrome preferably. 


Step 1: Visit the myNSFAS student portal via – https://my.nsfas.org.za/Application/selfservice.jsp

Step 2: Next, Enter Your Email and Password in the field provided,

Step 3: Finally, Click on the Signin button to access your application status for free.

This Is What Your Application Status Means:

Application Submitted

Your application has been loaded on to the NSFAS system successfully.


The system checks if you are a returning student and whether you have any previous qualifications.


NSFAS is conducting third party checks with SASSA and the Department of Home Affairs.


NSFAS is verifying all the documents you have submitted during your application.

Funding Eligibility

NSFAS is verifying your household financial status that was declared in your application.

Awaiting Academic Results/Admission

NSFAS is checking your academic results and your institution admission status to ensure that you meet the requirements to be funded by NSFAS.

Many find themselves to stay on this step for a while. This is because NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen institution.

Awaiting Registration

NSFAS is receiving data from your institution to enable them to create a bursary agreement.

This is another step students find themselves on for a while. This is because NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen institution.

Signing Of Agreement

At this stage, you need to sign your bursary agreement so that NSFAS can disburse your allowances.


Your allowances are now being paid either through NSFAS mobile wallet system or through your institution.

NSFAS has said that students will receive their application results in the first or second week of January 2020 and following that, they will be advised on further steps to take should their application be approved.

Students are advised to continue to monitor the myNSFAS portal for updates.

If the status of your application is “Provisionally Funded”, please contact NSFAS Office at your university or TVET college. Please contact NSFAS for all other outcomes, as NSFAS is responsible for the application process.

If you are yet to register, see how to apply for NSFAS Bursary

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