Disability Support

The NSFAS 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.

Assistance provided:

Assistive Devices




Human Support


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.

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 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.