MyNSFAS Students Portal Login 2023 Account Status

In this article, you'll learn how to use the NSFAS students portal; what to do when you have problems logging in; and how to apply and check the fund application status. The headlines will help you as you are using the portal and get help.

MyNSFAS Students Portal 2023

MyNSFAS Students Portal 2022/2023

The NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) is the South African government's financial assistance scheme for students who completed high school and entered universities and colleges in the country. 

A student who is financially disadvantaged (or cannot afford to pay tertiary institution fees) can apply for the South African National Student Financial Aid, through the NSFAS Students Portal.

The 'gateway' to securing a scholarship 2023

Since 2017, MyNSFAS Students Portal has been the 'gateway' to securing a scholarship grant for many students in South Africa. 2022/2023 MyNSFAS will be the 6th year running. And the present Grade 12 students who are selected to a university or college can apply for a 2023 grant using the portal. 

Read on to find out how to create an account, apply for a grant for 2023 and check your application status. 

How to create a new MyNSFAS portal account

The online portal will enable new students to create an account. Visit and access the NSFAS using either your cellphone or computer and go to the portal at 

If you already have a MyNSFAS account, you can already access this portal. See below for more information. 

How to login to MyNSFAS account

The registered students can access their MyNSFAS account by following these steps:

  • Go to
  • Click on MyNSFAS Account.
  • Input your username and password.
  • Login to MyNSFAS account.

MyNSFAS account status check 

At this stage, you should have had your login details (account name and password) to access the MyNSFAS student portal. Follow the steps given to check your account status - notes on the progress of your grant application status are indicated.

  • Step 1: Visit the myNSFAS student portal
  • Step 2: Enter Your Email and Password in the field provided,
  • Step 3: Click on the Sign-in button to access your application status.

Verification of documents and account status

The verification of documents and account status can take a while because there are several bodies involved in the checking. But, it should be complete before the new academic year starts. Here are the meanings of the NSFAS application status:

  • Application Submitted: Your application has been loaded onto the system successfully.
  • Filtering: The system checks if you are a returning student and whether you have any previous qualifications.
  • Validation: conducting third party checks with SASSA and the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Evaluation: verifying all the documents you have submitted during your application.
  • Funding Eligibility: verifying your household financial status that was declared in your application.
  • Awaiting Academic Results/Admission: checking your academic results and your institution admission status to ensure that you meet the requirements to be funded by NSFAS.
  • Awaiting Registration: receiving data from your institution to enable them to create a bursary agreement.
  • Signing Of Agreement: At this stage, you need to sign your bursary agreement so that NSFAS can disburse your allowances.
  • Payments: Your allowances are now being paid either through the NSFAS mobile wallet system or through your institution.

Forgotten Password

If for some reasons or other, you can’t log in to MyNSFAS due to Forgotten Password you do not need to worry. Follow the below steps to reset the login details:

  • STEP 1 – Go to, click on ‘myNSFAS’ and then select ‘forgot password.
  • STEP 2 – Type in your ID number and choose what you require help with: password or username or both, then click ‘submit’.
  • STEP 3 – The username and the link to change your password will be sent via SMS and email.
  • STEP 4 – Open the link to be redirected to the reset password page.
  • STEP 5 – Reset your password by following the prompts on your screen.

MyNSFAS Status Provisionally Funded - what to do

If your grant status is *Provisionally Funded, you should get in touch with your university or college (or Admin Staff) immediately and ask for clarity. They will be able to help you. 

Here are two reliable online platforms where you can get help for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme
  • NSFS Facebook Page.
  • South African Government website.

 MyNSFAS locked wallet - a serious problem

Many users of the MyNSFAS portal have raised concerns that their accounts are locked for some unknown reasons. The technical staff are attending to them but at a slow pace. Try this out, it might help,
accessing your NSFAS Wallet

Use your phone to unlock your NSFAS Wallet
unlock NSFAS Wallet using phone

If you are, still, experiencing this problem (locked wallet), here are 5 suggestions to help you; 
  • Send us an email to for assistance.
  • Call, email/message via Facebook page.
  • Ask your university or college Admin Staff to help you.
  • If you are in Cape Town, visit 2nd Floor, House Vincent, 10 Brodie Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800
  • Email/Call the Head Office Staff - their contact details are here.
Hope this article helps you when you are using the MyNSFAS Student Portal.

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