UFS NSFAS Appeal 2022/2023 | www.ufs.ac.za

By | May 18, 2021

NSFAS provides financial assistance to South African students enrolled in public universities. This post cover all information about the University of Free State (UFS) NSFAS appeal Application 2022/2023.

UFS NSFAS Appeal 2022Additional Financial Concession For UFS Students


The University of the Free State (UFS) has provided a variety of concessions to help students in registering, particularly those with outstanding debt, since the start of the 2022/2023 academic year.

These concessions include the following:

  • Students with outstanding debt who have been authorized for support through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the year 2022/2023 are eligible to register without making a first payment.
  • Non-NSFAS students who owe up to R 20 000 in debt can register provisionally by paying R2 050 (non-residence) or R7 290 (residence) (residential).
  • Provisional registration is open to any non-NSFAS confirmed final-year students with an outstanding debt of up to R25 000.

In addition, the following concessions were granted to 2021 NSFAS bursary students who have not yet gotten approval from NSFAS for 2022/2023 or who may not have met NSFAS requirements.
These students should register using the following information:

  • If a student does not have any outstanding debt as of 2021, he or she may enroll provisionally without paying any fees, provided they complete the academic prerequisites for registration.
  • If a student owes money in 2021, he or she can enroll using the provisional registration option.
  • The university will not be able to pay any allowances or private housing charges until the university receives confirmation of NSFAS approval and funds have been sent from NSFAS.
  • If NSFAS does not make an allocation, the student will have to support his or her own education or deregister, leaving no debt.

UFS NSFAS Appeal Application Process 2022/2023

Students whose NSFAS funding applications were unsuccessful may submit an appeal on their myNSFAS account by using the following link:


UFS NSFAS Appeal Application Requirements

  1. Students must lodge an appeal within 30 days of having been assessed as unsuccessful. This means that students must ensure that they visit their myNSFAS account frequently.
  2. The following documents are needed for final year students when submitting an appeal:
    • Certified copies of ID, and
    • Letter from the institution indicating that the student has the propensity to complete their qualification within one additional academic term. This is appropriate for N+ rule exceeded.

Appeal turnaround time: An Appeal, once all due diligence is established, could take a week to be processed by NSFAS officials. However, if additional documents are required the student will have only 14 days to submit such documentation. If a student misses this date their appeal will be withdrawn.

Senior Returning/Continuing Students

The following procedure is only for NSFAS returning/continuing students, and it does not apply to first-time or new NSFAS candidates in 2023.

For your appeal to be considered, you must provide the following documents from your “ufs4life” email address:

  • Completed and signed appeal form attached herewith.
  • Make sure the appropriate box for the reason for your appeal is checked.
  • Signed motivation
  • Supporting documents (e.g., medical certifications, death certificates, etc.) Your appeal will be denied if you do not provide paperwork to back up your rationale and motivation for filing it.

Please note that if you have exceeded the N+ term, NSFAS has stated that you will not be able to appeal. Only one of the grounds listed on the appeal form can be used to file an appeal. Please send the above-mentioned needed documents to the following campus-specific e-mail address as a single bundled attachment in legible PDF format:

Bloemfontein Campus – NSFASAppealsBfn@ufs.ac.za
Qwaqwa Campus – NSFASAppealsQQ@ufs.ac.za
South Campus – NSFASAppealsSouth@ufs.ac.za

UFS NSFAS Appeal application 2023 Closing Date

For more information, visit the university’s official website.

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