How to Write a Motivational Letter for NSFAS Appeal: On this page, you will learn how to write a motivational appeal letter to NSFAS, stating the reasons why you are appealing your application status.

NSFAS Motivational Letter Sample

Dear Mr. Man, 

My name is Sipho Ngwenya, I am in my second year at the University of Johannesburg , studying a BA Public Relations Degree. I am so grateful for the funds I have received from your institution for the last year of studies. I wouldn’t have been able to attend a university without it.

Unfortunately, I have just been notified that my NSFAS funding is ending because my marks were lower than expected. Last year, my family has been in a very difficult situation. My mother was diagnosed with cancer. As a result of her condition, I have spent a lot of time going back and forth to Port Elizabeth, where my family lives. Of course, this has taken precious time away from the time I can dedicate to school. This hasn’t allowed me to study as much as I would like, and certainly not as much as I studied during the first year of my degree.

Fortunately, my lectures have been very understanding of my situation and are willing to go extra miles in supporting me with my subjects.

A university education means the world to me. Without your help, financing my degree won’t be possible. I’m requesting that you review my case and reconsider me for funding. I am under very pressing circumstances and could use your help greatly. Thank you very much for taking the time to go over my appeal.

You will find my transcripts attached to this letter. You will also see the appeal form from your organization. If you need any other information, please contact me by phone or email and I will provide you with it.  


Sipho Ngwenya


How to Appeal NSFAS Rejection?

Follow these steps to appeal your NSFAS rejection:

  1. Log into your MyNSFAS account by CLICKING HERE.
  2. Click the Track Funding Progress option.
  3. Check the application progress tabs.
  4. If your application status reflects that it is unsuccessful, then you may submit an appeal by clicking on the Submit Appeal tab.
  5. Once you are on the Application Appeal page, you’ll be able to see the reason for your unsuccessful application status.
  6. Write a motivational letter stating the reasons why you are appealing your application status.
  7. Your motivational letter must not exceed 1000 characters (words including spaces).
  8. Upload certified supporting documents to support your motivation. A maximum of 5 documents.
  9. Click Submit Appeal.
  10. You will be able to track the progress of your appeal via your MyNSFAS account.

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