NSFAF 2022 INTAKE (Requirements, Fees, Deadline, Everything You Need To Know)

By | April 7, 2022
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The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) 2022 Intake Information

The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2022 applications.

Applications open on 27 January 2022  for Undergraduates, Postgraduates, and Vocational applicants to study at local and SADC/International recognized institutions with accredited programs. 

Please note that mature age applications will only be accepted for local public institutions.

It is mandatory that all required documents are uploaded during the application period as no additional documents will be accepted after the deadline. Visit https://namibiahub.com/nsfaf-2022-intake-requirements-fees-deadline-everything-you-need-to-know/ to understand specific requirements per funding category (undergraduate, postgraduate, and vocational).

Due to funding limitations, applications are subject to the below criteria:

  • Applicants apply towards priority fields of studies which are available and can be viewed here
  • Total combined debt to NSFAF may not exceed N$350,000 (previous debt plus loan to be awarded).
  • If you have previously benefited from the NSFAF, contact Recovery to acknowledge your debts before a new award is made.
  • Applicants are subjected to vetting with employment status (including self-employment).
  • Financial assistance is granted, subject to availability of funds.
  • Funding parental income threshold is N$500,000 for students who are 28 years of age or younger and unemployed.
  • Funding own/spousal income threshold is N$300,000 for employed students or above the age of 28 and unemployed.


  • Students will be provisionally awarded provided the applicant meets the NSFAF basic funding requirements.
  • All applicants will be required to apply online, including trainees at VTCs. No manual application will be accepted.
  • Due dates are final and will not be extended.


The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund notifies potential applicants for 2022 academic year about important information and documents required for application.

Prospective applicants are advised to take note of the following information:

  1. NSFAF provides financial assistance to eligible students mainly in a form of loans.
  2. No student should be considered for NSFAF funding if he/she has already benefited from a programme at the same level of qualification framework.
  3. A student may only receive financial assistance from the Fund to study at any two qualification levels (i.e. Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Honour’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or Doctoral Degree). Funding for a third qualification level shall only be permissible if a debtor has settled previous debts. This is necessary to allow the opportunity for other students to benefit from the allocated student funding and also in case of a loan to avoid over-indebting the students.
  4. A student who is already a beneficiary but failed/passed a previous academic year but applied for funding the following year to pursue a different programme will not be funded for the new program. NSFAF shall nullify the award upon identifying such a case.
  5. An applicant, who fails to submit all required documents before the closing date of the application period, will be rejected.
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  5.1 Documents to be attached when applying for UNDERGRADUATE studies’ financial assistance: 

a) A copy of the Full birth certificate, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath,
b) A copy of a Namibian Identification (ID), Certified by the Commissioner of Oath,
c) A copy/copies of school leaving certificate(s) [Grade 11/12 or equivalent, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath, (this applies to those already with grade 11/12 results),
d) A copy of mother’s ID or Death certificate, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath or a Declaration made with  the Namibian Police made by any remaining  parent/guardian,
e) A copy of father’s ID/ Death certificate, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath or a Declaration made with  the Namibian Police made by any remaining  parent/guardian,
f) Parents/ Guardian pay slip with the company stamp or Declaration made with the Commissioner of Oath, in case of unemployment,
g) A copy of your payslip with the company stamp (if the applicant is employed),
h) In case the applicant is married, provide Spouse’s ID and payslip instead of parents’,
i) A copy of a grade 10 certificate, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath (VTCs or mature age applicants),
j) A copy of proof of admission and test results on mature age from a Public Institution, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath, (For applicant through mature age, applicable only to those with at least 23 years old),
k) Copy of work experience, (applicant applying through Mature Age entry, 3 years for grade12 certificate holder and 5 years for grade 10 certificate holder),
l) A copy of evaluation from Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA), certified by the Commissioner of the Oath, for all foreign qualifications (including grade 12 certificates).
5.2  Documents to be attached when applying for POSTGRADUATE studies’ financial assistance:

a) A copy of the Full birth certificate, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath,
b) A copy of a Namibian Identification (ID), Certified by the Commissioner of Oath,
c) A copy of Bachelor’s degree at least on NQF level 7, if studying towards an honors degree, or a copy of a master’s degree if studying towards a PhD, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath. If certificates are not issued by the Institution at the time of application, attach academic records, indicating the certificate has been obtained,
d) A copy of mother’s ID/ Death certificate, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath or a Declaration made with  the Namibian Police made by any remaining  parent/guardian,
e) A copy of father’s ID/ Death certificate, Certified by the Commissioner of Oath or a Declaration made with  the Namibian Police made by any remaining  parent/guardian,
f) In case the applicant is married, provide Spouse’s ID and payslip instead of parents’,
g) A copy of your payslip with the company stamp (if the applicant is employed),
h) A copy of the evaluation from Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA), certified by the Namibian Police, for all foreign qualifications.


6.1. Requirement for undergraduate

6.1.1. Undergraduate degree programmes

  • Applicants should have obtained 25 points in Grade 12, in Five (5) subjects with a minimum of E symbol in English. English will form part of the five subjects to be counted; or
  • Applicants should have obtained a Diploma at NQF Level 6 at an accredited Institution of Higher Learning provided the applicant has a minimum of 22 points in Grade 12.
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Undergraduate Studies at international Institutions

  1. Applicants should have obtained 35 points (in grade 12) in five subjects (including English) with an E in English to qualify for funding to study internationally for medicine and engineering.
  2. For other fields of study, applicants should have obtained 30 points (in grade 12) in five subjects (including English) with an E in English to qualify for funding.

6.1.2. Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

  • Applicants should have obtained 22 points in Grade 12, in Five (5) subjects with a minimum of F symbol in English. English will form part of the five subjects to be counted.

6.1.3. Undergraduate through Mature age (Applicable for Public Institutions only)

  • must be 23 years of age and above;
  • has a Grade 10 certificate, with five (5) years minimum working experience; or
  • has a Grade 12 certificate with three (3) years minimum working experience;
  • Has ability to top up should funding be insufficient for the intended course of study;
  • Provide proof of admission on mature age level from the institution of higher learning including the mature age entry test results.

7. Requirements for VET financial assistance

7.1 Government or SOE owned VTCs

  • Full-time/Part-time Applicants studying at approved Vocational Training Centres (Institutions registered under Vocational Education and Training Act, 2008 (Act No. 1 of 2008);
  • Priority will be given to applicants studying priority fields of study as determined from time to time to qualify for funding; and
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7.2 Privately owned VTCs

  • Full-time/Part-time applicants studying at accredited and recognized VTC (Institutions registered under VET ACT 1 of 2008) and offer accredited qualifications;
  • Obtain a minimum of 20 points in Grade 12 in six (6) subjects with a Symbol F in English;
  • Obtained admission at an approved VTC in Namibia studying towards minimum NQF Level 1 and Maximum NQF Level 6 qualification;
  • Priority will be given to Private VTC beneficiaries studying priority fields of study as determined from time to time to qualify for funding

7.3 International requirements for VET trainees

  • Must have obtained 25 points in grade 12, in five subjects, with at least symbol F in English;

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  • Priority will be given to applicants studying abroad in priority fields of study if the programme/level is not offered in Namibia.

8. Requirement for postgraduate studies

  • Applicants studying towards post-graduate Diploma/ Honours, Masters and PhD programmes or Research based postgraduate study;
  • Applicants already have prior undergraduate qualifications (Bachelor degree level 7, Honours level 8, or Masters level 9), or have completed their studies but waiting for the graduation to be officially conferred;
  • The applicant must have been admitted or enrolled to study on a full-time or part-time or distance mode at an approved local or international institution of higher education;
  • Consideration will only be given to applicants studying towards priority fields of studies;
  • Applicants should submit proof of provisional admission attached to their applications;
  • Preference will be given to the students studying at Local Institutions and within SADC.


The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.

For enquiries or further assistance during the online application process, contact NSFAF Head Office at Tel: 061: 434 6000 or via e-mail: info@nsfaf.na

Note: For more information, visit this page

NSFAF Vision, Mission, Mandate, and Core Values

NSFAF Grants and Loans

NSFAF General Eligibility Criteria

Vocational Education and Training Financial Assistance

How to Apply for the NSFAF

Student Application Guide

NSFAF Student Application Portal

NSFAF Application Guidelines

Required Documents for NSFAF Application

Payment Plans and Calculators for Students Abroad

Paying Back NSFAF Loans

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Contact Information

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116 thoughts on “NSFAF 2022 INTAKE (Requirements, Fees, Deadline, Everything You Need To Know)

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  2. Rauna Meameno

    I applied last year then I got the acknowledgement letter from NSFAF ,now the problem is i didnt manage to go to school due to some healthy conditions… so now my name was out to receive the loan but i can’t because i didn’t go to any University. Now will NSFAF allow me to apply for a loan this year or i will be seen as a thief???

  3. Perpetual Heinrich

    good day !

    Do NSFAF fund welwitchia student in certificate in enrolled nurse and midwifery

  4. petrus alina

    I was a student at NIMT,, I applied for the loan and I didn’t get any approval letter, now I want to change my career to another institution, Tulipohamba training institute. Do I reapply or what must I do


    good day

    kindly requested to show me how can i get the application form online ? i can not find it please.

  6. Anna Ndeyapo

    I was awarded a loan by NSFAF 2020, I was doing my first year then. I failed my first year then I had to fund for my studies 2021.
    Now this year 2022 I would like to change to a different course, my question is do I have to re-apply or how do I go about it?

  7. Geraldo

    I was funded by NSFAF previously to do HR course. I did not complete all my modules. I want to know if i can apply again to continue and finish the program?

  8. Lahja

    i have question, in regard of absent parents, do i still need to upload they document, if i have a guardian present

  9. Lacave Mvula

    I was doing Early Childhood Development at DAPP from 2020 till 2021 doing Diploma level 5 and i was funded by nsfaf for those two years now I’m registered with Namcol for level 7 can I get assistance from the fund body again if yes which document should I need to provide or should I reapply from step 1?

  10. Joseph

    In my case i only have my father birthcertificate instead of his ID cos i dont know where he is currently i tried by all means but never found him..so my question is that will i be able to secure the loans with his birthcertificate with a declaration?.is it me who need to declare under oath or my parent(mother) regarding my father issue?

  11. Basilius ndjulu

    I want to take a course at a private institution of approximately 1month to complete it, but it requires 9500 because after doing the course the company recruits you .

    Does nasfaf also assist with such matter to aponsor a loan ?

  12. Klaudia kahamba

    Can I use my August results (23 points with a D in english)to apply …because I’m not yet done with my rewriting of exam

  13. Beatha

    As NASFAF application,are out. i want to apply for a loan but am afraid that the due date will come soon because i did not apply yet to the instution,i will apply with june 2022 intake..can i still apply if there is no letter 0f admission?

  14. Totela

    I was doing Education in 2020, and Nsfaf paid for my first year, so in 2021 I changed to Nursing at the same institution but I paid for myself and Nsfaf did give me an approval letter in 2021 around march saying that they will pay my tuition fees starting as from my second year( 2022) in Nursing. Now the question is what do I do this year( 2022) about Nsfaf paying for me? Do I have to go to the office with my documents or do I have to reapply?

    1. Operi

      Hi Im Operi currently having 21 points in 5 subjects is there a chance that I can be funded if I’m doing a certificate in enrolled nursing at WHTC I need help there please

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  16. Hilka Namawe

    iam doing certificate in enrolled nurse and midwifery at welwitchia with 24 in 5 and E in english , will i be able to get nasfaf funding if i apply ?

  17. Kaveto Eleitoria

    I would like to log into my portal to continue with my application, I get a reply that wrong username and password, but I am using the unique ID I was sent via email, but I have already received an acknowledgement letter, what can I do? Please help

  18. Kaveto Eleitoria K

    Failing to login in order to finish my application, but it is Failing, and I received an acknowledgement letter should I be worried? Please help

  19. Christophine

    Good evening am Christophine I have been trying to apply for funds for 2022 academic year but am not going through is the form available I have registered at nust but I have no money the registration is duing on the 11 February and I have no single penny with me I need help with this funds please provide me with the form…


    Is it possible for me to get a loan from NSFAF even though i did not receive my ID card but i applied for it but hos not yet arrived.

  21. Ndaafapawa petrus

    I am doing occupational health and safety at paramedic with grade 10 . will i able to get nsfaf funding if I apply?

  22. Emilia Mupewa

    Good day, does NSFAF offer loans to a graduate that was offered loan before and still didn’t pay the loan back? I want to know if I can be funded twice for a different course ?

  23. ndully

    Evenng dearest ..i want to apply September intake 2022 but the deadline is on march will I able to apply with addimision letter incase of your due day

  24. kandele

    Hey .will I able to apply nsfaf since I didnt apply at varsity ..I want to go with September intake 2022. .and the due date for 2022 is coming soon…or should I wait for adimittion letter on September and apply 2023

  25. Julia

    I applied in 2021 but then didn’t get the funding because i didn’t go to school..i am then trying to apply again and it’s saying my id number is already available.I must just log in my NSFAF ID,but as i am trying to do so,it’s saying the unique id is wrong.[21OMUS08929]

  26. Barbara

    Goodday,i was funded 2015 for a diploma in junior education, now i want to do my honours degree in education, do i also need to present a declaration since I’m still an undergraduate student?or only a payslip?

  27. Nangula

    Kindly help me here, I’m planning to go for further studies in September 2022 so since the deadline for NSFAF is 31 March 2022, do i have to apply now and just be waiting for acknowledgement letter or do I just have to wait and apply for the loan next year when am already admitted into the institution?

  28. Moses fanuel

    Am Moses and I have applied to your institution,
    My question is the names for March intake 2022 level 1 at nimt will be out when? Please whatsapp me 081260263

  29. Grace

    Good Morning

    I applied to study at Stadio formerly known as Southern Business School will i qualify for a loan if i apply for one.

    please advise

  30. theo

    does one qualify for loan with 24 points in grade 11, doing nursing at welwicthia

  31. Attty

    Why is nsfuf not fundind people if they are admited into any institutions. Like doing batcherol at welwitchia with 24 point in5 with D symbol in English.since our qualification is 25 point in 6 to do batcherol an I have 27 in 6

  32. liina

    Good day will i be able to get a loan with 20 point in grade 12 doing office administration at vtc

  33. Albynnegumbo

    I’m a parent with a child at I-Care doing certificate in midwifery. Is she qualified to apply for Nasfaf loan or not

  34. Martin

    I want to study at nimt to do electrical engineering,but I have an F symbol in English, would I be given a loan at NSFAF

  35. apollos

    do I hand in the special consideration application at the offices or i should apply online

  36. Nande Sackeus

    I have a grade 10 with a certificate of electrical installation and maintenance and been a self employed for 3 year now want to go continue with my study at NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY It’s possible for me to be funded for my further study…!

  37. Rachael

    Goodday,do you apply for nasfaf the previous year and study the next year? Or do you just apply the year you are studying?

  38. Shindodi Gerson

    Good morning , I’m a student at welwitchia doing certificate level 6 , I have obtained 19 points in 5 and E in English , do I qualify to apply for NASFAF

  39. Seponde Evaristus k

    Good morning sir or madam, my name is Seponde Evaristus Kayambuka ID no 97022100675, studying at a local institution in Namibia. I have a problem with my full birth certificate which is claimed to be lost that led me to declare it lost from the oath. I am un able to duplicate it due to the system problem at the home affairs in Rundu (Kavango east) the system’s errors on finding my full information instead it only shows my birth certificate Code. I was asked to look for my late parents details which are currently not available. I had to upload a declaration for my lost document before it is too late to apply.

  40. Fabiola

    Does NASAF give a loan to IOL student..?Im a second year student at IOL,doing Diploma in Junior Primary Education,I need your help to finish my studies,I’m unemployed,It supposed to be my 3rd year due to the lack of money..please i beg you in the name of God to help me,I’m now 37 years old..please

  41. Balbina Kleopas

    If my full birth certificate is complicated will Nsfaf fund me or what do I need to do?

  42. abraham stefanus

    I have 26 points in 6 subjects, a B in English will NSFAF be able to fund me I wanna go do fitting and turning at NIMT

  43. Victoria

    I was awarded a loan in 2014 for 4 years ,NSFA paid for the first years and i could not finish due to unforeseen cercuatances ,This year i want to go do Nursing at Welwitchia so i still stand a chance even for the last two years

  44. Nakale Hosea

    I have a question, i applyed 2020 for to be funded and i was accepted and i didn’t continue with my study that year, now i apply for another course, will i need to reapply or what must i do, help please.


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