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Once your funding application becomes successful, NSFAS will cover your costs for

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Living allowance
  • Book allowances
  • Incidental/personal care allowance

If you are unable to complete the application by yourself, you can visit a National Youth Development Agency Centre, a Thusong Centre or one of our application partner’s centre near you, where a NSFAS representative will help you apply.


Documents needed to verify your NSFAS funding application


Take note of the below important documents needed to complete the application:


1. All applicants must provide a copy of ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted

2. Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse

3. Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided

4. 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)

5. Person with disabilities: to complete Disability Annexure A form.



  • You will need to first register for a myNSFAS account and submit your application online.
  • Once your myNSFAS account is set up and functional, follow these simple steps and submit your application:


Step 1: Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen by providing the required information

Step 2: Upload required supporting documents where applicable

Step 3: Click on ‘Submit’


Just like that, you NSFAS funding application has been submitted.





CLICK HERE to go the myNSFAS portal to create an account.



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