The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides bursaries to students from poor and working-class backgrounds. NSFAS has the sole mandate of providing funding to tertiary students who come from financially disadvantaged households.
So what happens if you are a former NSFAS funded TVET college student who decided to enrol and register to study at a University?
When you change from college to university we require a student to apply for funding. We require a student to meet our 50% pass rate of subjects/ modules for funding to continue.
The NSFAs bursary is an all round bursary as it not only covers your tuition but also registration, books, accommodation, learning devices, transport and other needs you might have as a student.
A great thing to know is that NSFAS does not have an age limit so no matter what age you are, as long as you meet the other NSFAS requirements, you will qualify for NSFAS funding.
NSFAs provides funding to students who are attending or planning to attend one of the 50 public TVET Colleges or 26 public Universities in South Africa. They will unfortunately not cover studies at any other higher education institutions.