Applications are open today for NSFAS. If you want to study next year you should be applying now.
What Is NSFAS?
NSFAS is a government entity under the Department of Higher Education and Training which provides financial support to disadvantaged students who wish to further their studies at public universities or TVET colleges.
NSFAS has a new and improved system that allows each applicant to be considered with great care and enormous attention is given to evaluating every application.
Since 2008 Clientèle has committed itself to doing its part through the IFA Bursary Scheme by giving academically deserving learners the opportunity to lead a successful career in their chosen profession.
Clientèle has invested over R11 million since 2009 in the IFA Bursary Scheme and given over 115 learners the opportunity to study at the top tertiary institutions across the country.
Obtaining a bursary gets harder each year as more students compete for the same opportunities. While there is no way to guarantee that you are selected there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances.
Apply early Don't wait till you reach your matric year to look for financial aid opportunities. By the time you enter Grade 10 you should have started to think seriously about potential careers.
Every bursary contract has a criteria that must be met by the prospective student in order to apply. Requirements can include elements like location, age or academic achievement. If you are thinking of applying for financial aid here are some common bursary requirements that you will have to meet first.