The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides the NSFAS bursary which will cover not only your fees but also other needs. Will they cover University of Johannesburg (UJ) courses though?
NSFAS funds students who attend any of the 50 public TVET College or 26 public Universities in South Africa. Seeing as UJ falls under this category, students have a chance of funding, should they meet the other requirements.
The most important criteria NSFAS looks at is financial aid. For able-bodied students, the household income should come to R350 000 or less per year and for students living with disabilities, the household income should then come to R600 000 or less per year.
The other NSFAS requirements are that applicants must be South African citizens or permanent residents and must have passed Matric. They should then be applying to or already attending UJ.
The NSFAS bursary provides funding for registration, tuition and NSFAS allowances. These allowances cover transport, living expenses and learning materials.
Students studying at UJ and funded by NSFAS have been urged by UJ Student Finance to complete a UJ consent form and upload the required documents via U-Link before their allowances can be allocated. If they do not do so they will not receive their allowances.
They are also required to set up a student bank account in which they will receive the allowance payments.
There is no age limit for applicants. However, NSFAS will not cover UJ short courses, part-time courses, second degrees and UJ postgraduate courses.