Who Can Qualify For NSFAS 2025-2026

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Who Can Qualify For NSFAS 2025-2026

 How do you know if NSFAS has accepted you, Who Can Qualify For NSFAS 2025-2026

Are you a South African student seeking financial assistance to pursue your higher education dreams? The NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) bursary can be your key to unlocking educational opportunities.

A piece of essential information regarding who qualifies for the NSFAS bursary, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the eligibility requirements and can take the necessary steps to secure this valuable financial aid can be seen below. Read on below to discover how the NSFAS bursary can help you overcome financial barriers and turn your academic aspirations into reality.

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Who Can Qualify For NSFAS 2025-2026

Are You a South African citizen, and plan to enrol in higher education in 2025, or are currently enrolled in a public university or TVET college, and you meet the following criteria, you are eligible for an NSFAS bursary:

  • 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.

Who Should Not Apply NSFAS

Students who have completed a previous qualification.

Students with a household income of more than R350 000 per annum.

a student who applied previously and received funding. They are automatically funded for the duration of their studies provided they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements.

NSFAS Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

When applying for NSFAS, you will need to gather and submit certain documents, including:

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 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

READ HERE; How Much NSFAS Pay 2025-2026

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 for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly share your thoughts below in the comment section.


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