What Documents Are Needed To Apply For NSFAS 2025

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What Documents Are Needed To Apply For NSFAS 2025

What Documents Are Needed To Apply For NSFAS 2025, Documents Needed To Apply For NSFAS

If you’re a South African student planning to apply for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in 2025, it’s important to understand the documents required for a successful application. Gathering the necessary documents in advance ensures a smooth and efficient process, increasing your chances of securing financial assistance for your higher education.

The below piece will provide you with an informative guide on the documents needed to apply for NSFAS in 2025, enabling you to prepare and submit your application confidently. By familiarizing yourself with the required documents, you can streamline your application process and avoid any delays or complications.

READ HERE: What Is Needed For NSFAS Application 2025-2026

Documents Needed To Apply For NSFAS 2025

NSFAS Applicants are required to submit documents to support their applications. These documents are used to verify the provided information on the application form. For the 2025-2026 academic year, the following documents are required;

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

2025 NSFAS Online Application Procedure

Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS funding for the 2024-2025 academic year;

  • 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.

What Does NSFAS Burary Cover 2025-2026

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS Funding bursary for 2024-2025 covers the cost of tuition, and other additional expenses related to your studies. Below is a breakdown of what NSFAS covers;


  • Accommodation
As per the actual costs charged by the university (costs for private accommodation must not exceed costs for university residence)
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7 500  per annum
  • Living allowance R15, 000  per annum
  • Book allowances R5200 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance of R2900 per annum for students in catered residences


  • Accommodation in an urban area is R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in a peri-urban area R18,900 per annum
  • Accommodation in a rural area is R15,750 per annum
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7,350  per annum
  • Transport R7000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum

READ HERE: NSFAS Accounts 2025-2026

Contact NSFAS 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

Uploading the required necessary documentation completes your applications and, you increase your chances of securing financial aid for your higher education journey. Check the official website for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly share your thoughts below in the comment section.


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