As part of its effort to keep up with the digital age, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has launched a Virtual Outreach Exhibition (VOE).
The VOE will allow users to go on a virtual tour of NSFAS. During an interactive live stream, users will get a chance to take a look at the products and services that NSFAS has to offer.
Users will also be able to engage in real-time and watch demonstrations on how to apply.
VOE does not have any restrictions on time or location and it is available 24 hours a day. The platform can be accessed on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.
"This platform is based on two principles: accessibility and innovation, connecting people, object & spaces through enhanced visualisation and enabling them to interact." said the Department of Higher Education and Training.
VOE can be accessed on the NSFAS website.
NSFAS currently offers funding to those who come from households with a combined income of less than R350 000 per year.
Applications for 2021 funding close on 30 November 2020. Applicants can make use of VOE to virtually walk through steps they need to follow during the application process, or they can use other resources set up by NSFAS.
Applicants who do not have access to the internet are encouraged to visit the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) centres or Teachers Centres nationwide.
“We remain highly grateful to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) for their continuous support and partnership. NYDA centres and Teacher’s Centres across the country will remain operational NSFAS application centres throughout the application cycle. We would like to encourage applicants to use these centres,” said Minister Blade Nzimande, the minister responsible for Higher Education.