All applications for NSFAS funding can only be submitted online, through the NSFAS website. If you need help figuring out how to apply for NSFAS, follow the steps below:
- Visit the NSFAS website and click on the myNSFAS tab
- Create a myNSFAS account
- Click on the 'apply' tab and complete the sections on the screen
- Upload the required supporting documents
- Click 'submit'
It's best to sort out your supporting documents before beginning the application process. In order to apply for NSFAS, you will need the following documents:
- Copy of your ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted
- Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse
- Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided
- Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide latest payslip not older 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
- Person with disabilities: to complete Disability Annexure A form.
If you do not have access to the internet or need help with your application, you can visit any one of the NYDA offices around the country for assistance.