NSFAS Qualifying Criteria 2025

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NSFAS Qualifying Criteria 2025

NSFAS Qualifying Criteria 2025, NSFAS Qualifying Criteria

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a lifeline for South African students, this bursary scheme offers financial assistance to make higher education accessible. However, understanding the qualifying criteria for NSFAS serves as a root to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for this valuable support. this guide seeks to explain the key factors that determine eligibility for NSFAS, providing you with a clear understanding of the qualifying criteria.

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NSFAS Qualification Criteria 2025

You are eligible for an NSFAS bursary if you are a South African citizen who plans to study in 2025 or you are already studying at a public university or TVET college and you meet the following requirements:

  • South African citizens or permanent residents
  • SASSA grant recipients
  • Applicants whose combined gross household income is not more than R350 000 per year
Persons with disabilities whose combined gross household income is not more than R600 000 per year.
  • Must have an email account and cell phone number.

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Documents Required to Apply for NSFAS 2025

NSFAS Applicants for the 2025-2026 academic year must provide the following documents;

Students with disabilities must provide:

  • A completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form

Students recognised as vulnerable children must provide:

  • An applicant who is recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide and Vulnerable Child Declaration form completed by a social worker

Other documents that may be required, if applicable:

  • Retrenchment letter
  • Death certificate/s
  • Divorce Decree
  • Proof of legal guardianship
  • Marriage certificate
  • other documents may be required for appeal purposes,….eg retrenchment letter.

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How To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

Follow these procedures to successfully register for NSFAS online:

  • Create a profile:

Create a myNSFAS account via this link: https://my.nsfas.org.za/ or download the NSFAS App on Google Play or App Store. Your ID number will be your username.

  • Apply now:

Click on the “Apply’ tab to update your personal information and upload your application supporting documents, as indicated.

  • Complete:

Submit your application


NSFAS Contact

For all other queries regarding students:

  • Tel No.: 08000 67327
  • Email:info@nsfas.org.za
  • Physical Address
  • The Halyard, 4 Christiaan Barnard St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Visit the NSFAS Official website here.

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