NSFAS Requirement for Application


Nsfas requirement

A. Before applying you should have decided which course you want to study and at which public university/TVET college. You will need to select these choices in the application form.

B. Make sure you have electronic (and certified copies) of the following:

  • Your South African identity document/card or, an unabridged birth certificate
  • IDs of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)
  • IDs of each person living with you in your home
  • Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice (not older than three months)
  • Please download the consent form and fill it in with your parent/guardian’s signatures. Applications without a consent form that is signed by all people whose incomes have been declared in the application will not be accepted, and will be considered as incomplete.
  • If you have a disability, please download the Disability Annexure A and fill it in

C. When you provide your cell phone number on the application form, make sure it works and please do not change it afterwards, as NSFAS will use it to communicate with you during and after the application process. Please do not provide someone else’s cell phone number as your contact number


You will also need an email address. If you do not have an email address, you can easily create a gmail address, by clicking here.

D. You must not apply if:
– You have already applied and have an application reference number
– You are not intending to apply for admission to a public university or TVET college
– You already have NSFAS funding
– You are not a South African citizen

E. For postgraduate studies, only students who plan to do the following postgraduate qualification may apply:
1. B Tech – Architecture/Architectural Technology
2. B Tech – Biokinetics/Biomedical Technology/Biotechnology
3. Postgraduate Certificate in Education
4. Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, and
5. LLB

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2 thoughts on “NSFAS Requirement for Application”

  1. I’m sangwelihle Mbatha I’m doing grade 12 at Thukela high school I’m applying for NSFAs for next I would like to study at Tshwane north college so I really need your help support because my mother is not working anywhere she only get grant money for my brother and sister and of the month she also use to go to different house’s burging to wash their clothes I will be glad if you respond fast to me thank you

  2. I really have a serious problem,earlier this year I Applied for the Sassa Grant money because of insufficient funds at home,now I Applied for Nsfas to fund me next year,I’ve been accepted at an institution but the problem is my Nsfas is stuck on Validation Step,I’m really confused,will Nsfas still fund me?

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