Disability Support

The NSFAS Disability Bursary Programme provides financial support to students with disabilities who require 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 resulting from disabilities.

Assistance provided:

Assistive Devices




Human Support


Application process for students with disabilities

If you have a disability, you must complete Annexures A and B and attach proof of disability and quotation for assistive devices with the application form.

Download Disability Annexure A Download Human Support Claim 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 your university or TVET college. The university or TVET college can purchase the assistive device on your behalf.


Please contact NSFAS on 08000 67327 or visit your university student disability unit to get information about service providers for assistive devices.