required supporting documents for nsfas 2023-2024
required supporting documents for nsfas
In accordance with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was created. NSFAS is a bursary scheme that provides fully subsidized free higher education and training to poor and working-class South African students.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) aspires to provide financial aid to students from low-income and working-class households who wish to attend public universities and technical or Tvet colleges.
Former President Jacob Zuma announced on December 16, 2017, that the South African government will gradually implement “fully supported free higher education and training for poor and working-class South African students.” The money would be phased in over a five-year period, resulting in the establishment of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Bursary Scheme.
Documents required for your National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
Take note of the following key documents that must be submitted in order to complete the application:
- All applicants must provide a copy of ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted
- Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse
- Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided
- Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide latest payslip not older 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
- Person with disabilities: to complete Disability Annexure A form.
Related National Student Financial Aid Scheme links