Requirements Needed To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

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Requirements Needed To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

nsfas application form, Requirements Needed To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in South Africa provides financial assistance to eligible students who aspire to pursue tertiary education but lack the necessary funds. The scheme provides several financial alternatives, including loans and bursaries, to qualified candidates pursuing qualifications at public universities and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges.

Applying for NSFAS requires meeting specific requirements to ensure that deserving students receive the financial aid they need. Prospective applicants for the academic year 2025 must be educated in the requirements and steps involved in the NSFAS application process. we will discuss the essential requirements needed to apply for NSFAS, helping prospective applicants navigate the process smoothly.

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NSFAS Eligibility Requirements 2025-2026

To be eligible for an NSFAS bursary, a South African citizen must meet the following criteria and either be enrolled in or intend to enrol in school in 2025 at a public university or TVET college:

  • 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.

NSFAS Application Required Documents 2025-2026

To complete the NSFAS application for the 2025-2026 academic year successfully, applicants need to gather and submit various supporting documents, which are:

Students with disabilities must provide:

  • A completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form

Students recognised as vulnerable children must provide the following:

  •  An applicant who is recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide a 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

NB: Based on the application type, the system will generate a list of required documents for upload.

Application Process For NSFAS 2025-2026

Prospective applicants can apply for NSFAS online through the official NSFAS website or on the NSFAS App. To apply for the 2025-2026 academic year, follow the steps below;

  • Create a profile:

Create a myNSFAS account via this link: 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.

When Will My NSFAS Application Results Be Communicated?

Once NSFAS receives confirmation from the institution that an academic offer has been given to you, the results of your application will be conveyed to all applicants. This will be sent to you via SMS, email, and your myNSFAS account before the start of the academic year.

What Does NSFAS Bursary 2025 Cover?

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS Funding bursary for 2025-2026 covers the cost of tuition, and some additional expenses related to your studies, which include:

Applicants who are approved for NSFAS funding are covered for:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees

After your funding is confirmed, you may also receive allowances for the following:

  • Living allowance
  • Learning Material
  • Personal Care
  •  Accommodation or Transport

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NSFAS Contact

 all other queries regarding students:

  • Tel No.: 08000 67327
  • Physical Address
  • The Halyard, 4 Christiaan Barnard St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides a lifeline to countless students in South Africa by offering financial aid for tertiary education. To apply for NSFAS successfully, prospective applicants need to meet the requirements laid down by NSFAS for the 2025-2026 academic year. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful,

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