Documents You Need To Submit With Your NSFAS Application

NSFAS applications are currently open and you may be wondering which documents you need to submit with your application.



Take your first step towards a bright future by applying for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary. 

When applying for funding, you need to submit the following documents with your application:

All applicants:

  • Copy of your ID.
  • Consent from the parent(s), legal guardian or spouse to submit their personal information for validation and verification. When you accept the application terms and conditions you confirm that you have received consent from all relevant parties.

If the applicant is dependent on their parents/guardian/spouse, they should provide the following:

  • ID copies of parent(s), guardian or spouse.
  • Proof of income (payslip/UIF letter/appointment letter/recruitment letter) of parent(s), guardian or spouse where applicable.

Persons with disabilities need to provide:

  • A completed Disability Annexure A (if their information is not pre-populated on the online application form)

If you are a Sassa grant recipient then no proof of income is required.

To upload missing/outstanding documents for your application, follow these steps:

  • Sign in to your myNSFAS account
  • Upload the requested missing documents
  • Click submit

If any documents are missing or outstanding, NSFAS will not be able to process your application, so be sure to include all the necessary documents.

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