NSFAS Application Form PDF

By | December 6, 2019

NSFAS Application Form PDF


NSFAS Application Form PDF

NSFAS Application Form PDF


The National Student Financial Assistance Program is the South African government’s student financial assistance program, which provides financial aid to undergraduate students to help them pay for post secondary higher education. It is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Training.

NSFAS is a governmental entity under the Ministry of Higher Education and Training. It was established under the NSFAS Act (Act 56 of 1999) to provide financial support to disadvantaged students who wish to continue their studies at public universities or TVET institutes.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must ensure that they meet the following minimum income standards before applying:

  • South African citizens
  • Receive SASSA subsidies
  • Total family income is R350,000 or less per year
  • Apply to study at a TVET college or public university
  • Have registered as a university student, The total family income is less than R122,000 per year
  • Through 9th and 10th grades to obtain funds to study at TVET academies
  • Through Matric to obtain funds to study at a university
  • First admission to a public university for an undergraduate degree or a national vocational certificate at a public TVET university Courses/Reports 191

There are 3 ways in which you can apply:

METHOD 1: On the NSFAS website (if you wish to apply online, follow the instructions below)
1) Create your myNSFAS account here: https://my.nsfas.org.za/mynsfas/selfservice.html
You will be required to provide the following information when registering an account: username, password, ID number, cellphone number and email address
2) You can then login using your selected username and password
3) Complete the application form by clicking the “apply” button
4) When you have filled in all the required information (do not leave any fields blank), you can upload electronic copies of your supporting documents (as listed below). Once all your documents have been uploaded, click the “submit” button to receive your reference number

METHOD 2: At your closest NYDA Center
1) Visit a NYDA center/ office closest to you
2) A NYDA center worker will explain the application process and provide you with an application form to complete
3) Complete the application form in CAPITAL letters with a black pen and sign it in the allocated spots
4) Hand in your application form and supporting documents (as listed below). Ensure that your supporting documents are certified on the front of the page and not be older than 3 months.
5) You will receive a receipt card with a bar code attached

METHOD 3: At a Financial Aid Office on campus/ computer lab


Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document/ ID card (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Unabridged birth certificate (if you do not have an ID document or ID card) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate (if applicable) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Payslips/ employment letters/ pension advice (not older than 3 months) (do not submit SASSA slips. SASSA should be excluded from household income) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Contact details (cellphone number/ email address where NSFAS can communicate with you throughout the application process, as well as to provide feedback on the outcome of your application)
  • NSFAS Consent Form pdf– completed and signed by parents/ guardians
  • If disabled, complete and include the NSFAS Disability Annexure A (.pdf)
  • If orphaned, complete and include the NSFAS Declaration Form (.pdf) – to be signed by an Isibindi Child Youth Care Worker/ a social worker from the Department of Social Development and submitted to an Isibindi Center/ NYDA office


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact NSFAS directly:
Tel: 0860 067 327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za

For more info visit Nsfas Website

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