NSFAS Semester 2 Applications Close A Moment From Now!

The Second Semester NSFAS applications for TVET college students have been open since Monday 4 July, so if you are yet to submit your application, please endeavor to do so, you have a very limited amount of time to do so.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will be closing second-semester student funding applications for TVET College students who are not currently funded but wish to apply for funding.

NSFAS applications, have been open since 4 July 2023 and will close on 22 July 2023 for TVET Colleges across South Africa. The following procedures can be applied by students who have not yet submitted their NSFAS applications:

Walk-in online application platform (superuser): Students capture their application at their college computer lab, Assistive capture application platform: Application captured by TVET official on behalf of the student

When applying, students will be asked to provide the following supporting documents when submitting their applications:

  1. Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of the student
  2. Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of parent(s)/guardian/spouse
  3. Proof of income (where applicable) – student/parent(s)/guardian or spouse (not older than 3 months.
  4. SASSA recipients have no proof of income required.

A student recognized as a vulnerable child (e.g. Orphan) must submit a completed Vulnerable Child Declaration Form completed by the Social worker. Students with disabilities must complete and submit the Disability Annexure A form.

Once the application has been completed, NSFAS will collect the application form along with the supporting documents after the application closing deadline. Students who have applied for NSFAS during the walk-in application period will not be required to fill out the NSFAS system access form.  They will only need to send an email to [email protected] for their account to be re-activated.

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The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for student funding from the Nation Student Financial Aid Scheme.

  1. Must be a South African citizen.
  2. Can be a SASSA grant recipient.
  3. Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum.

Persons with a disability whose combined household income is not more than R600 000 per annum. Applicants who first registered at university before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

NSFAS is a bursary scheme funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for South African students who wish to study at public universities or TVET colleges but do not have the financial means to fund their studies and cannot access bank funding, study loans or bursaries.


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