All students who will register at public universities/ TVET colleges for the first time in 2017 and need financial support, can now apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance.
Application Timeline: 30 November 2017.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: South Africa
About the Aid: The National Student Financial Aid Scheme of South Africa is offering Financial aid to all 2017 first year students in need of financial support. All the above mentioned students – including those who were previously on a government funded bursary programme not offered by NSFAS – can apply for NSFAS financial assistance for the 2018 academic year .
Eligibility: First year students
Number of Awardees: Several
Value of Aid: Dependent on the awardee
How to Apply: To apply on the NSFAS website, fill and submit the application form online. You must also have scanned copies of the following required attachments:
- A signed consent form
- Your South African identity document/card or, an unabridged birth certificate
- IDs of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)
- IDs of each person living with you in your home
- Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice (not older than three months)
Award Provider: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Important Notes: to all current university/ TVET college students already funded by NSFAS:
NSFAS is in a process to receive all your information and details from the university/college where you are currently enrolled. You will be automatically migrated to the student-centred model, and will be notified by SMS/post once NSFAS has received and registered your details.