Students enrolled in approved programmes at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges can now apply for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursaries. This is because the financial aid scheme officially opened Trimester 3 applications.
The application period will close on 20 September 2023 giving TVET college students a little more than two weeks to submit a NSFAS application. Applications can be submitted on the NSFAS website, at the NSFAS Head office or at a TVET College.
What's Needed For NSFAS Application For TVET College Students
The process for submitting a NSFAS application for TVET college students is simple and can be completed in a single sitting. However, applicants must have an internet connection to complete a NSFAS application.
An important component of submitting a NSFAS application is providing the documents required for a NSFAS application. The documents provided by students for a NSFAS application prove they meet the eligibility criteria set by NSFAS.
How To Submit A NSFAS Application
Step 1: Visit the NSFAS website
Step 2: Click on the “myNSFAS” tab
Step 3: Create a myNSFAS account
Step 4: Click on the “APPLY” tab and complete the sections on the screen
Step 5: Upload all the required documents for NSFAS applications.
Step 6: Click on “Submit” to complete your NSFAS application.
Tips For Your Trimester 3 NSFAS Applications
NSFAS has urged students to ensure that their application is complete.
The financial aid scheme explained that many students create profiles on the myNSFAS platform and assume this means their NSFAS application is complete. This is not the case as simply creating a profile on the myNSFAS platform does not mean that the student has submitted a NSFAS funding application.
After Submitting Your NSFAS Application
After successfully submitting your NSFAS application, you will be able to check your NSFAS application status. Your NSFAS application status will indicate whether or not NSFAS will fund you for the current academic year.
How To Check Your NSFAS Application Status
Step 2: Enter your username and password and sign in
Step 3: Click on Track Funding Progress
Step 4: You will then be able to track funding progress and check your NSFAS status
If your NSFAS application status is approved, you will receive comprehensive funding from NSFAS. This includes fully paid tuition and registration fees along with several allowances.
TVET College Courses Funded My NSFAS
NSFAS only funds certain courses offered at TVET colleges. These courses include engineering studies courses, business and utility studies courses, education and development courses and marketing and management courses.
- Engineering Studies - (National Certificate -Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Engineering studies - Report 191 N1-N6
- Engineering and Related Design; Electrical Infrastructure; Civil Engineering Construction and 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
Can University Students Apply During NSFAS Trimester 3 Applications?
University students cannot apply during the Trimester 3 application period as the Trimester application periods are exclusive to TVET college students.