Details Needed for NSFAS (Requirement)


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A. Before applying you should have decided which course you want to study and at which public university/TVET college. You will need to select these choices in the application form.

B. Make sure you have electronic (and certified copies) of the following:

  • Your South African identity document/card or, an unabridged birth certificate
  • IDs of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)
  • IDs of each person living with you in your home
  • Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice (not older than three months)
  • Please download the consent form and fill it in with your parent/guardian’s signatures. Applications without a consent form that is signed by all people whose incomes have been declared in the application will not be accepted and will be considered as incomplete.
  • If you have a disability, please download the Disability Annexure and fill it in

C. When you provide your cell phone number on the application form, make sure it works and please do not change it afterwards, as NSFAS will use it to communicate with you during and after the application process. Please do not provide someone else’s cell phone number as your contact number.

You will also need an email address.

D. You must not apply if:
– You have already applied and had an application reference number
– You are not intending to apply for admission to a public university or TVET college
– You already have NSFAS funding
– You are not a South African citizen

E. For postgraduate studies, only students who plan to do the following postgraduate qualification may apply:
1. B Tech – Architecture/Architectural Technology
2. B Tech – Biokinetics/Biomedical Technology/Biotechnology
3. Postgraduate Certificate in Education
4. Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, and
5. LLB

Students wishing to undertake other postgraduate qualifications MUST NOT apply. These students will need to apply to the NRF when they open their applications later this year. 

3 thoughts on “Details Needed for NSFAS (Requirement)”

  1. Hi my name is MPHO Sibiya, I’d like to be funded. But I can’t provide any payslip because my mother does not work,so I’d like to know what are my chances.

  2. Hi my name is Phumzile i’ve applied this year for nsfas and got a reference number but unfortunately i didnt find a space at the university so what must i do in order to be funded by nsfas on the 2021 accademic year ?

  3. Hi my name is Bongumusa, I applied for NSFAS last year and it was approved unfortunately I didn’t space. I’m trying to register this year and I changed my surname, when I apply it names my names and ID doesn’t match, what must I do please help it’s urgent. Thank you

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