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Do you qualify for a TVET College bursary?


Do you need financial assistance in order to study further? Pursuing a higher education through a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College might be the answer.

Each year public TVET College receive bursary funding from the Department of Higher Education and Training which is administered through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

[pullquote]Some colleges also run specific government funded programmes during the year[/pullquote], but these funding opportunities will vary from one college to another.

There are fifty registered and accredited public TVET Colleges operating in both rural and urban areas around the country.

Public TVET Colleges are subsidised by the state. As part of this subsidy government aims to help financially needy and academically deserving students access higher education.

In order to be considered for funding students must comply with the DHET Bursary Administration Guidelines.

Students who seek to obtain financial assistance will have to undergo a “means test”. This test is designed to ascertain the student's need for financial assistance and their academic record.

Applicants will have to answer questions like:
Do you have parents?
Are they working?
Do you stay with your grandparents?
Who supports you?

Click link for the online application

If you think you meet the criteria contact your nearest public TVET College. Each college is equipped to provide application forms and oversee the application process.

By Cindy Payle - Portal Publishing


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