How To Submit An Absa Student Loan Application

Please share this article


The Absa study loan gives students an opportunity to borrow funds at low interest rates to help you fund your studies. Find out how to submit an Absa study loan application below.

Absa Bank helps students finance their full tertiary experience from the tuition fees, accommodation, study books and technical equipment they need for their studies.

To qualify for the loan, you must be a South African citizen or person living in South Africa permanently and earn more than R3,000 a month.

The study loan can be taken out in the name of:

  • A parent, who has proof of income.
  • A sponsor or guardian, who has proof of income.
  • A part-time student, who is full-time employed and has proof of income.

Applications for the student loan can be done in either of the following ways:

  1. At any Absa branch, where a consultant will assist you in completing the application.
  2. On the Absa student bureau.
  3. By calling Absa on 086 010 0372, a consultant will assist you telephonically.

Documents needed to complete application:

  • A valid South African ID document or Smart card
  • Proof of residential address such as a municipal or rates bill
  • Your last three months’ payslips or bank statements
  • Proof of study in the form of a final letter of acceptance or proof of registration 
  • Proof of course costs for the year of study (invoices/statements); for tuition fees, textbooks, accommodation for full-time students not living with parents or relatives and any other study related devices.
  • For second and subsequent years of study, proof of the previous years’ academic results to ensure student is permitted to continue studies.

When repaying the loan students can opt to make capital and interest repayments or pay interest only for the first 12 months and only start repaying from month 13.

Should you have any further questions or queries you can visit the nearest Absa branch.

Suggested Article:

students exiting campus after successful payment of tuition fees through student loan

If you have ambitions to study further, it is important that you know of alternative ways to fund your education. Should you consider taking out a student loan, it’s important that you are aware of the repayment plan of that particular financial bank.


Online Shopping Links

Takealot - Temu - Amazon - Shein

WhatsApp Channel

Sponsored Ad

Google News

Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


Where to Study

Advertisement m



Advertisement i