What Documents Do I Need To Apply For NSFAS?

The documents need to be uploaded to an applicant’s myNSFAS student portal account. This account is consistently updated to show the status of the person’s application.

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By Staff Reporter (2 mins read)

When applying for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), one needs to upload the relevant, supporting documents to his/her myNSFAS student portal account. Every applicant’s account is consistently updated to show the status of the person’s application.

Below is a list of those supporting documents.

All applicants need to submit:

  • Certified copy of your ID, not older than 3 months
  • A sign and completed consent form

If you are dependent on your parent(s), guardian(s) or spouse, please also provide:

  • Certified ID copy(ies) of your parent(s), guardian(s) or spouse, not older than 3 months
  • Proof of income of your parent(s), guardian(s) or spouse (payslip or appointment letter)

If you are self-sufficient and employed, also provide: 

  • Proof of income (payslip or appointment letter)
  • 3 years IRP5

If you have a disability, also provide: 

  • Completed and signed Disability Annexure A (if your information is not pre-populated on the portal)

Other documents required, if applicable: 

  • Retrenchment letter
  • Death certificate(s)
  • Divorce decree

*Note: If you are a beneficiary of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), you do not need a proof of income.


Feature image is a screenshot of myNSFAS student portals log-in page.


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