how to submit outstanding documents to nsfas

how to submit outstanding documents to nsfas

how to submit outstanding documents to nsfas

how to submit outstanding documents to nsfas

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government bursary which is available to  underprivileged South African students who are looking to study at a public university or TVET College. They provide funding for registration, uition and allowances, these allowances cover transport, living expenses and learning materials.

All NSFAS supporting documents are submitted directly to the NSFAS website, therefore you must be online, preferably on a laptop computer, and also on a tablet or a mobile phone. Phone. Log in at You’ll need the username and password you created when you signed up for the scheme to log in. Please note that if you have not already registered, you will not be eligible for any funding or be able to upload any documents.

When applying to NSFAS they need students to upload supporting documents in order to approve them for funding and the bursary will often withhold any allowances unless all the necessary documents documents have been submitted and approved.

How to submit outstanding documents to nsfas

  • Go to and log in using your details.
  • Click on the option to ‘upload outstanding supporting documents’
  • Then lick on the tab ‘Submit Documents’

Once you have done this then you will receive a notification saying that ‘Outstanding application documents submitted successfully uploaded’.

If you did upload the documents but there was a problem the most common issue is that the documents are not clear.  If you have a problem taking photos with your cellphone you can go to a NSFAS or a NYDA office and they will assist you. If there is not a NSFAS or NYDA office near you, and you have applied to a college or varsity then ask their fees office to assist you.

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Documents needed to apply for nsfas

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will require more information from you in order to process your application, so you need to provide the following supporting documents to make sure that your application is successful.

  1. Provide your own cellphone number and email address
  2. You must have a copy of your ID or birth certificate
  3. National ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse
  4. The evidence of your income or 1 year’s IRP5 if necessary
  5. The proof of income of your parents, guardian, or spouse.
  6. If you are a SASSA grant recipient, you don’t need to provide any evidence of income.
  7. All Applicants with a disability should provide and submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form
  8. An applicant who is known as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development should also provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form.

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