Ultimate Guide: How to Upload Documents on NSFAS

Do you know how to upload documents on NSFAS portal? Do not worry too much. This simple guide will help you through the entire process and make it even easier for you.

If you’re a new applicant to the NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) program, you may have questions about how to upload your required documents. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! In this simple guide, we’ll walk you through how to upload documents on NSFAS portal. It’s a crucial part of the application process, so let’s get started.

What documents do you need?

Before we dive into the uploading process, let us take a look at some of the documents you will have to upload. These typically include:

  1. Proof of Identity: Your South African ID document, smart card, or birth certificate.
  2. Proof of Income: You might need your parents’ or guardians’ proof of income, such as payslips or an affidavit if they’re unemployed.
  3. Academic Records: Your matric certificate or latest academic results.
  4. Proof of Residence: A utility bill or an affidavit from your landlord if you’re not the bill payer.
  5. Declaration Form: This is usually provided by NSFAS, and it needs to be completed and signed.
  6. Parents’ or Guardians’ ID Copies: If you’re a dependent, you’ll need copies of their IDs.
  7. Bank Account Details: Ensure you have your own bank account, as NSFAS disburs funds through electronic transfers.
It is very important that you know how to upload documents on NSFAS. This also means you know the NSFAS application requirements. We wrote about that in an earlier article. 

How to upload documents on NSFAS portal

Now that you’ve gathered all the necessary documents, it’s time to upload them to NSFAS. To upload the documents to the NSFAS portal, you might have been in the process of filing your NSFAS online application to you are filing for an NSFAS appeal. Follow these simple steps:

If you have not register for NSFAS account yet, follow the NSFAS online application process to start filing your application. 
  • First, start by visiting the NSFAS website (nsfas.org.za) and log into your account. You should see a similar page as the one in the screenshot below.
  • Click on the myNSFAS button to start logging into the NSFAS student portal. The login page looks like the one in the screenshot below if you are logged in from your laptop or desktop.
  • Enter your ID number and Password to log into the portal. If you are fully logged in, then let us now look at how to upload documents on NSFAS portal.
  • In your NSFAS dashboard, look for the document upload portal or a section related to document submission.
  • NSFAS usually categorizes documents. Select the appropriate category for each document you plan to upload (e.g., Proof of Identity, Proof of Residence, etc.).
  • Click on the specific category and upload the respective documents from your computer or mobile device. Make sure the copies are clear and legible.
  • Double-check to ensure that you’ve uploaded all the required documents. Missing documents can delay your application process.
  • Once you’ve uploaded all the necessary documents, submit your NSFAS application. You’ll receive a confirmation once it’s successfully submitted.
  • Keep an eye on your NSFAS dashboard for updates on your application status. NSFAS may request additional documents or provide feedback.
Keep an eye on your NSFAS application. Make sure you know how to check your NSFAS application status as well as knowing what each status mean. 


These are some of the questions people frequently ask about how to upload documents on NSFAS portal. If you have any question that has not been answered here, kindly leave it in the comment section and we will reply as early as possible.

How do I upload documents to NSFAS?

1. Make sure you have all your documents scanned and in PDF format and are readily accessible on your device.
2. Log into your NSFAS portal
3. Locate the application and use the upload button to upload the documents required.
4. Click on the submit button when you are done to submit your documents.

Apart from how to upload documents on NSFAS, we have written a lot of articles about NSFAS earlier that you must read. below are the links to some of the articles.


Uploading your documents to NSFAS is a crucial step in securing financial assistance for your education. By following these simple steps and ensuring you have all the required documents, you’ll be well on your way to completing your NSFAS application successfully.

If you encounter any issues or have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to NSFAS for assistance. Good luck with your application, and we hope this guide has been helpful!

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