NSFAS Appeal Process 2021

The NSFAS appeal process is now open.  Closing date 15th May 2021

NSFAS returning students who were not successful with obtaining NSFAS funding for 2021 can appeal. 

The reason for appeal may be one of the following:

  • Failure to meet the academic performance requirements (a student must pass at least 50% of modules enrolled for in the previous year)
  • Change in family financial circumstances
  • Incorrect academic results submitted, resulting in non-renewal of funding
  • Loss of Bursary Sponsor


Please make sure that you have all documents available when you appeal –These may include, but not be limited to, medical conditions, death of immediate family member, academic transcript, payslips etc. Please submit substantive documents to provide proof of your circumstances.

Applications without supporting documents will not be considered. Written motivation is not a substantive supporting document.


Please refer to your NSFAS portal for the rejection reason.

The appeal process is only open to students who were rejected or not funded – it is not a new NSFAS application process.

To appeal the NSFAS decision, please click here with all the relevant details and documents as well as the motivation for your appeal. Your appeal will be forwarded to the NSFAS Appeals Committee, which will assess each case individually.

Please ensure that you complete the form in full and submit on or before 16th  April 2021 at 18h00 so that we can conclude the process within a reasonable time. Recommendations will be send to NSFAS who will do the final approval.







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