Applications Now Open For NSFAS Trimester 2


Applications to get NSFAS funding for Trimester 2 are now open. NSFAS Trimester 2 applications are only open for limited time so apply as soon as you can!


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has now opened applications for Trimester 2 NSFAS funding. Apply now!

Applications will close on 31 May, giving students just over two weeks to apply. Applications for NSFAS bursaries and loans are now open to help you finance your higher education journey at TVET College.

How to Apply for NSFAS Funding

The application process for remaining 2024 cycles remains the same as the first cycle. Here's how to apply:

  • Online: Visit the NSFAS website and navigate to the myNSFAS portal when applications open.
  • Offline: Get assistance with your application at your college's financial aid office.

NSFAS Eligibility Requirements for TVET College Students

  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Be registered or planning to register for a PLP, NC(V), or Report 191 program.
  • Demonstrate financial need (NSFAS will assess your eligibility).
  • Returning students must maintain good academic performance (according to your college's policy or NSFAS guidelines, whichever is stricter).
  • Comply with the NSFAS National + Rule (explained on the NSFAS website).
  • Not be enrolling for a qualification that duplicates previous state-funded studies.
  • Have a combined gross family income of R350,000 or less per year and a confirmed admission offer from your chosen TVET College.

What Does NSFAS Funding Cover for TVET College Students?

NSFAS goes beyond just tuition fees! Here's what your bursary or loan could cover:

  • Registration fees
  • Accommodation costs
  • Transportation expenses
  • Learning materials
  • Other approved student needs

The academic schedules at TVET Colleges vary from those of universities and other higher education institutions. This then sees NSFAS adjust its application timelines to accommodate TVET College students enrolled in programmes that don't follow yearly structures.

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