The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced that NSFAS laptop application 2021 is now open.
In a statement on Tuesday (13 April), NSFAS Chief Corporate Services Officer, Sibongile Mncwabe, said the Scheme will receive its first batch of laptops on 18 April 2021.
This means others can also apply for a free laptop either in 2021 or 2022. Now for those of you who would want to apply for an NSFAS Laptop in 2022, here is a guide on how to apply.
NSFAS laptop application 2022: How to apply
NSFAS-funded students registered at public universities and TVET colleges can now make their NSFAS laptop application 2022 via a student Digital Learning Device Online Order portal.
“All NSFAS-funded students who require a device can visit www.nsfas.org.za, click myNSFAS, and click the Online Order portal to place an order. To complete the order, students need to agree to the terms and conditions,” Mncwabe said.
In addition, the portal will require the following information from applicants:
- South African ID number;
- Student number, Contact details;
- Name of the institution they are registered at;
- Campus name and home address.
Students who are not funded by NSFAS but who need a laptop should consult their institutions.
According to Mncwabe, these students will be responsible for paying for the laptop they receive from their institution. As such, they need to agree to the institution’s repayment terms.
Mncwabe said consultations with universities started soon after Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande issued a directive for NSFAS to expedite issuance of laptops to students.
“Consultations with the university sector have neared completion allowing university NSFAS-funded students to commence ordering their devices through our portal,” she said.
“We are speedily continuing with the TVET consultation to enable college NSFAS-funded students to also submit their orders online.”
NSFAS urged applicants to direct their inquiries via the following contacts: NSFAS CONTACTS