NSFAS Disability Form | National Student Financial Aid Scheme
The Disability Bursary Programme provides financial support to students with disabilities who need financial aid and possess the ability to pass their academic subjects. It is intended to open opportunities in higher education, provide the necessary additional teaching and support for students to overcome learning barriers which have resulted from disability.
Disability assistance application process
If you have a disability, you must complete Annexures A and B and submit them with your online application form.
You must provide proof of your disability and a quotation for assistive devices as required documents with the application form.
Funding for assistive devices follows the same approval process as for financial aid. If you are successful in your application for financial aid and you have received notice of the final approval amount from NSFAS, you may arrange to purchase your assistive device through the student disability unit at the university or TVET college where you are going to study.
The university or TVET college can purchase the assistive device on your behalf. Please contact NSFAS on 0860 067 327 or visit your university student disability unit to get information about providers of assistive devices.
All applicants are required to send supporting documents to NSFAS using one of the following channels within the prescribed closing dates:
- Scan and attach all documents when completing the application form
- Scan and email your required documents to NSFAS using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post your required documents to NSFAS: Private Bag X4, Plumstead, 7801
If you are not studying at any of our pilot institutions please contact your financial aid office or student support office on campus to apply for funding. Click here to find institution contact details.