The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is responsible for the DHET Bursary Scheme, what we call the NSFAS bursary. NSFAS bursary applications will open tomorrow for Trimester 2 bursaries.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will open applications for TVET College students to study in Trimester 2 tomorrow. They will then close on 19 August, giving students just over a week to apply.
This application period is only for those wishing to study during Trimester 2 at one of South Africa’s 55 Public TVET Colleges.
NSFAS has advised students to apply online or through TVET college bursary offices. Here’s the ways students can apply:
- Walk-in online application platform (super user)
- Students capture their application at their college computer lab
- Assistive capture application platform
The application will then be captured by TVET official on behalf of the student. When applying, students will be required to provide the following supporting documents:
- Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of the student
- Copy of South African birth certificate/copy of ID document/Temporary ID of parent(s)/guardian/spouse
- Proof of income (where applicable) – student/parent(s)/guardian or spouse (not older than 3 months.
- SASSA recipients no proof of income required.
Students who were listed as a ‘Vulnerable child’ will also need to submit a Vulnerable Child Declaration Form from a social worker.
If the applicant is living with a disability, they would then need to submit a Disability Annexure A form, along with the rest of the required documents.
Students should visit the NSFAS website to track their applications. Those who have applied for NSFAS during the walk-in application period will not be required to fill out the NSFAS system access form. They will only need to send an email to email@example.com for their account to be re-activated.