SUN NSFAS Application 2022 Online

How to Apply for SUN 2022 Students’ Financial Aid | The Stellenbosch University Financial Aid is officially published. This page will direct and help you to know the detailed steps required in successfully applying for the SUN NSFAS Application 2022. It should be emphasized that the South African government established this loan to satisfy the needs of deserving students who show academic promise.

Stellenbosch University 2021/2022 Admission Point Score (APS)

All students from families with a gross household income of less than R350 000 per year, qualify for an NSFAS-Bursary that covers their full cost which includes (tuition, residence, allowances for meals, personal care, and learning material). Students living with their parents, qualify for a living and transport allowance.

Therefore, the University focuses its own financial support efforts on the so-called “missing middle” where the gross family income is between R350 000 and R600 000 per year. In cases where there is more than one child of a family studying at a tertiary institution, families with an income of up to R1 million are also considered for financial assistance.

Very important note: The University, due to limited funding, cannot assist students with the full cost of their studies but strive to assist students with the cost of their basic tuition fees, excluding any additional module or program costs. 

Eligibility criteria for financial aid

SUN will receive from NSFAS the relevant application information confirming eligibility for funding.

All SUN NSFAS Application is checked against the following eligibility criteria:

  • Citizens and permanent residents of South Africa
  • First undergraduate qualification
  • Financial eligibility
  • If the student was registered at a tertiary institution before, and the number of years of registration to apply the N+1 rule

Note: The post-degree law programme is no longer funded (LAWP01, as well as the PGCE, PGDA programmes)

How do I apply?

Use the link below to the NSFAS website to register and proceed to complete your online SUN NSFAS Application.

When will I know if I am eligible?

The outcome of your application will be communicated by NSFAS once your eligibility has been assessed. The funding eligibility statuses are normally available on the MyNSFAS portal after the NSC results are released. Universities will receive the information the same time applicants do. Or you can click here to check your SUN Nsfas Application Status

Will all my costs be covered if I am successful?

NSFAS funding is based on the parameters set in the National Bursary Rules and Guidelines annually.

See Undergraduate Funding Scenarios for examples of costs covered.

However, a student will only be funded at one University. Should you cancel your registration at one University and register at another, your NSFAS funding may be compromised,  if the study costs have already been submitted. SUN accepts no liability for the financial implications of changing your registered institution.

NSFAS Allowances 2022

Please take note of the below information with regards to the allowances for 2022.

1. Allowances for Private accommodation will take longer as the information provided needs to be verified.

2. Students who are receiving the Capped NSFAS funding (Those who were initially funded before 2018) will only receive their book allowance until we are able to determine their cost of study to pay out the balance.

The annual NSFAS allowance breakdown for 2022 is as follows:

Allowance Category Annual Amount Campus Months / Payments Self-Catered Res Catered Res Private Accommodation Home
Study Materials (Once off) R5 200.00 Stellenbosch & Tygerberg 1 R5 200.00 R5 200.00 R5 200.00 R5200.00
Accommodation (Max) R56 166.00 Stellenbosch 10 R5 617.00
Tygerberg 11 R5 106.00
Living Allowance R15 000.00 Stellenbosch 10 R1 500.00 R1 500.00 R1500.00
Tygerberg 11 R1 364.00 R1 364.00 R1364.00
Incidental Allowance R2 900.00 Stellenbosch 10 R290.00
R3 190.00 Tygerberg 11 R290.00
Travel R7 500.00 Stellenbosch 10 R750.00
Tygerberg 11 R682.00

Note: The credit balance caused by the rebate on your accommodation will be refunded to NSFAS. Note that your food allowance will also be adjusted in terms of the national guidelines for food allowances to recipients of NSFAS-bursaries. All students staying in private accommodation or with their parents receive a maximum allowance of R1,500 per month for food. Adjustments will be made from the date you have left your SU residence. Credits that were caused as a result of these adjustments will be refunded to NSFAS and is not available to the students to spend on food. Credits that were caused as a result of the discontinuation of modules as well as other top-up funding, will be reserved and paid back to NSFAS.

NSFAS Bursary

The Bursary funding includes requirements that must be fulfilled by recipients. These include but are not limited to:

  • Community service.
  • Academic pass and progression requirements for renewal of funding.
  • Funding limited to the minimum duration of programme plus 1 extra year for undergraduate study. All years of study will be counted irrespective of the funding source for those years of study.

Further information on NSFAS funding is available at


Can I hold other awards along with the SUN financial assistance?

Funds are limited, and we encourage students to look for other sources of funding to cover their costs. You are obliged to inform SUN of any other financial assistance or sponsorship that you receive.

Funds released are used to support other financially needy students.

Is SUN & NSFAS financial assistance renewable?

Yes, funded students are automatically considered for renewal based on academic performance each year and the number of years of study. No student will be funded for longer than the minimum duration of the programme plus 1 year.

SUN NSFAS Application 2022

SUN NSFAS Application 2022

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