The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides funding for students who want to study at a tertiary institute but do not have the funds to do so. The NSFAS bursary covers the expenses of students who would like to attend Universities or TVET colleges.
If you are one of the students who would like to attend a TVET college, this is how you can submit your NSFAS application.
Students can submit their NSFAS applications using the methods below:
Walk-in online application platform (super user)
- Students capture their application at their college computer lab
Assistive capture application platform
- Application captured by TVET official on behalf of the student'
Student funding applicants will also be required to provide the following supporting documents when submitting their applications:
- Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of the student
- Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of parent(s)/guardian/spouse
- Proof of income (where applicable) – student/parent(s)/guardian or spouse (not older than 3 months.
- SASSA recipients no proof of income required.
- A student recognised as a vulnerable child (e.g. Orphan) must submit a completed Vulnerable Child Declaration Form completed by the Social worker
- Students with disabilities must complete and submit the Disability Annexure A form.
NSFAS will then collect the completed application form along with the supporting documents after the application closing deadline.
Students who applied for NSFAS during the walk-in application period will not be required to fill out the NSFAS system access form.
NSFAS applicants who applied during the walk-in application period need to send an email to servicedesk [at] nsfas.org.za (servicedesk[at]nsfas[dot]org[dot]za) for their account to be re-activated.