Documents You Need For Your NSFAS 2023 Application To Be Successful

Before applying for NSFAS bursary, it’s good to know exactly which documents you’ll need to give the company when you apply.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) may require additional information from you to process your application, in the form of supporting documents. When providing these required documents, ensure that you have all the relevant information.

You will need the following to complete your NSFAS application: 

  1. Your own cellphone number and email address.
  2. A copy of your ID or birth certificate.
  3. ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse (or death certificate where applicable).
  4. Marriage certificate (where applicable).
  5. Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable).
  6. Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income; if you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required.
  7. A court order (where applicable).
  8. Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form.
  9. An applicant who is recognised as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form.

Nsfas applicants will be able to pause the process and continue at a later stage without restarting from scratch.

Applications for Nsfas bursaries can also be submitted through the NSFAS mobile App, USSD line and WhatsApp. 


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