Will NSFAS Pay For Walter Sisulu University Courses?

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NSFAS provides a bursary that goes beyond just paying for your tuition. If you're wondering whether they'll cover Walter Sisulu University courses, here's the answer.

Funding is a very important part of planning your studies and having it sorted can lift a massive weight off of your shoulders. This is where the NSFAS bursary from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme could help.

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) students might very well be amongst those searching for funding opportunities and they might the come across NSFAS. Will they qualify?

NSFAS covers students who attend one of the 50 public TVET Colleges or 26 public Universities in South Africa. With WSU being a public University, this means that yes, WSU courses will be covered.

Getting a NSFAS bursary will mean that the following will be paid for:

  • Tuition
  • Registration
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Living costs
  • Books and Learning Devices
  • Assistive devices for students living with disabilities

So what's the criteria for being funded by NSFAS?

  • Applicants must have a household income which comes to under R350 000 per year
  • Applicants with disabilities household income must come to under R600 000 per year
  • Applicants must be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicants must be applying or already accepted at a University
  • Applicants who are SASSA beneficiaries will immediately be approved for funding

NSFAS will however not cover second degrees, short courses, part-time courses and postgraduate qualifications.

To find out more about NSFAS, click here.

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