Report any gender-based violence related incidents to the following numbers | 021 959 6550 | 021 959 6301 | 060 980 0286

For more information   Click here >>>

Friday, 07 August 2020

Apply now to unlock your future

KICK-START YOUR CAREER: The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides financial assistance in the form of a study bursary to qualifying students who wish to study or are already studying at public TVET colleges and universities. KICK-START YOUR CAREER: The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides financial assistance in the form of a study bursary to qualifying students who wish to study or are already studying at public TVET colleges and universities.

Applications for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been formally opened for students from needy and working-class backgrounds with a household income of not more than R350 000 per year.

NSFAS is a public entity that reports to the Department of Higher Education and Training. The entity provides financial assistance in the form of a study bursary to qualifying students who wish to study or are already studying at universities and public TVET colleges.  South African citizens who plan to study in 2021 or are already studying at a university or TVET college qualify for a NSFAS bursary if they meet the following requirements:

  • SASSA grant recipients.
  • Your combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year.
  • A person with a disability with a combined household income of not more than R600 000 per year or
  • A student who begun their university studies before 2018 and their household income is not more than R122 000 per year.

Applicants who are approved for NSFAS funding are covered for the following:

  • Registration
  • Tuition

Allowances for:

  • Food
  • Accommodation or transport
  • Learning material
  • Personal care

NSFAS may need more information from you to process your application. Check what supporting documents are required and ensure that you have all the relevant information:

  • Your own cellphone number and email address
  • Copy of your ID or birth certificate
  • ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse
  • Your proof of income or one year’s IRP5 (if applicable)
  • Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income

Certified documents are not a requirement due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required. Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability (Annexure A) Form, click here to download.  You can apply online using a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Follow the simple steps to apply on www.nsfas.org.za. Applications close on 30 November 2020.

Contact NSFAS via the NSFAS virtual contact centre:

NSFAS Connect: www.nsfas.org.za and log into your myNSFAS account

Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Twitter page: @myNSFAS

Instagram: @myNSFAS

Email: info@nsfas.org.za

Written by Aphiwe Boyce

Email: boyceap@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Engineering and the Built Environment and Applied Sciences Faculties.