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There are exactly 10 days left before the closing of the 2019 applications cycle for anyone wishing to further their studies in 2019 at any public university or TVET college in South Africa. The 2019 applications cycle opened on the 1st of September, with the closing date announced to be the 30th of November 2018.

From the 01 September till today we have received 262 658 applications, with over  150 000 applications have been evaluated. A total of 44 702 applications are missing supporting documents, as a mitigation plan we have since communicated to these applicants to submit the required missing documents. We will continue to send out communications through the course of the application cycle.

On average NSFAS has been receiving 3500 applications a day, with the number increasing drastically to 5000 a day, which is also significantly higher than the 2018 application cycle.

We call on all young South Africans who have not yet applied for 2019 financial aid to submit their online applications or visit their nearest National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) centres before the closing date. It is imperative to note that NSFAS will not accept any late applications after the 30 November 2018 deadline.

What is important for applicants:
• Do not change your cell phone number or email address used for the application. These will be used by NSFAS to communicate the result of your application to you.
• Applicants who wish to inquire about their application status, or contest funding decisions can do so by calling NSFAS contact centre toll free number 0860 007 327.
• NSFAS will only fund applicants who have been accepted on an approved course at a university or a TVET college.

Provincial stats:
Eastern Cape 27 824
Free State 14 361
Gauteng 56 407
KwaZulu Natal 76 507
Limpopo 37 204
Mpumalanga 21 077
North West 11 809
Northern Cape 2 198
Western Cape 15 199

Issued by NSFAS Spokesperson Kagisho Mamabolo.

Regards,
Ms Phatisa Ntlonze
Media Liaison Officer
Marketing and Communications Services

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