Does NSFAS fund TVET students?

Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges are post high school education and training institutions. TVET Colleges offer vocational training programmes and education and training for students to become skilled workers in the workforce.

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Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges are post high school education and training institutions. TVET Colleges offer vocational training programmes and education and training for students to become skilled workers in the workforce.

NSFAS does fund students at TVET colleges. 

NSFAS only offers funding for certain courses. These are: 

  • Engineering courses
  • Business courses
  • Hospitality and Tourism 
  • Safety, Transport and Logistics
  • Education and Development
  • Pre-Learning Programme (PLP)

For specific details on the courses click here

You can read this article to find out the qualifications for NSFAS funding. 

For information about what a bursary from NSFAS for a TVET college covers, it is outlined here

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The wait is almost over, as applications for NSFAS funding will be opening soon. Minister Blade Nzimande held a media briefing on Thursday morning to reveal when students can start applying. 

Students who are funded by NSFAS qualify to receive allowances directly from the financial aid scheme. These allowances are kept in their NSFAS wallets. Here's how you can check your NSFAS wallet balance.

Boland College has opened applications for NSFAS appeals and applications. The TVET College has announced the period for application submissions. 

After closing due to the lockdown in 2020, NSFAS has officially reopened its walk-in centre. This means hopeful applicants, as well as current NSFAS bursary holders, can visit the centre for assistance.

If you are currently receiving funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), you might be wondering if you can apply for the R350 grant. 

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