NSFAS Opens Trimester 2 Applications



The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) will look to increase the number of students they are funding as they open a new round of applications. However, this application period will only remain open for a short period of time.




The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has officially opened its Trimester 2 applications. The application period will close 19 August 2022. This gives qualifying students just over a week to apply.

It's important to note that this application period is only open to students studying at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges. The bursary will cover a student's tuition costs, accommodation costs, living expenses, transportation costs, textbook costs and student meal allowance.

Nsfas has advised students to apply online or through TVET college bursary offices. 

TVET colleges offer students a wide range of courses that aim to equip them with technical skills which they can use for employment or start their own business. However, Nsfas will not fund every course offered at TVET colleges. 

Nsfas Provides Bursaries For The Following Tvet College Courses

  • Engineering Studies
    • National Certificate -Vocational NQF levels 2-4
    • Report 191 N1-N6
  • Engineering and Related Design; Electrical Infrastructure; Civil Engineering Construction; Information Technology & Computer Science
  • Business & Utility Studies
    • National Certificate – Vocational NQF levels 2-4
    • Report 191 N1-N6
  • Management; Marketing; Finance; Office Administration; Economics & Accounting; Education & Development; Hospitality; Tourism; Safety in Society and Transport & Logistics
  • Pre-Learning Programme (PLP) funding through Nsfas

Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande committed to increase the amount of TVET college students funded by the government bursary scheme.

Their aim is to increase the number of TVET college students receiving funding from Nsfas from 261 404 in 2020/21 to 329 554 in 2022/23.





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