National Bursary Agreement

If you are a First Time Entering Student (FTEN) or a first time bursary recipient that has applied to NSFAS for the first time and you are approved for funding, then you need to sign the National Bursary Agreement form (NBA)

How does it work

Step 1: You will receive an email notification to sign online

Step 2: The email will contain a link to the online portal, click on the link

Step 3: You will be required to input your ID number to receive a One Time Pin (OTP)

Step 4: The OTP will be sent through an SMS, to the cell phone number registered with NSFAS

Step 5: Enter the OTP and sign the NBA online. This deadline for the signing of all NBA's is the 31st of July 2018.

If you have changed your cell phone number and that cell phone number was saved on your NSFAS profile it may no longer be valid. To change your cell phone number send the following supporting documents via email to

1. Certified copy of your green barcoded ID or smart card

2. A completed affidavit specifying that you have changed your cell phone number; with the new and old number listed.

Once you have signed you will see a notification stating that the Terms and Conditions of the agreement have been submitted, which indicates that you have signed successfully.