Disability Assistance

If you have a disability and wish to apply for financial aid, you must complete Annexure A and B. Previously funded applicants do not need to submit this medical report.
If you have a disability, you must complete Annexures A and B and submit them with your 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. Should you require more information about NSFAS loans and bursaries for students with disabilities, please click here.

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: apply@nsfas.org.za
  • Post your required documents to NSFAS: Private Bag X4, Plumstead, 7801

Click here to Download Annexure A