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NSFAS Unveils Semester 2 Bursary Applications for TVET College Students

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NSFAS Unveils Semester 2 Bursary Applications for TVET College Students

NSFAS Unveils Semester 2 Bursary Applications for TVET College Students. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has initiated the opening of applications for Semester 2 bursaries, specifically catering to students enrolled at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in South Africa. This marks an opportunity for eligible students to secure funding through NSFAS for their educational pursuits during the upcoming semester. As the application deadline swiftly approaches, prospective beneficiaries are strongly advised to submit their funding applications promptly.

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Semester 2 Application Timeline

The application window for Semester 2 bursaries is scheduled to commence on Monday, 17th July 2023. Applicants are reminded that the application period will conclude at the end of the month, specifically on 31st July 2023. This limited timeframe underscores the urgency for students to initiate and finalize their NSFAS applications for Semester 2.

Application Process for TVET College Students

The application procedure for Semester 2 bursaries remains consistent with the approach employed during the earlier cycles of 2023. Students are required to complete their applications individually through the NSFAS website. This electronic process includes the following steps:

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  1. Visit the NSFAS website.
  2. Access the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  3. Create a personalized myNSFAS account.
  4. Navigate to the ‘APPLY’ section and complete the provided fields.
  5. Attach any necessary supporting documents.
  6. Finalize the application by clicking the ‘Submit’ button.

Eligibility Criteria for TVET College NSFAS Bursaries

To qualify for the NSFAS bursaries designated for TVET college students, several prerequisites must be met:

  • South African citizenship.
  • Enrollment or intention to enroll in approved programs like PLP, NC(V), or Report 191 at any of the 50 public TVET colleges.
  • Demonstrated financial need, subject to NSFAS assessment.
  • Household income not exceeding R350,000 per annum (R600,000 per annum for students with disabilities).
  • Consistent academic performance in alignment with college progression policies.

Moreover, students seeking NSFAS funding must not be pursuing qualifications that replicate prior state-funded learning.

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Required Documentation for NSFAS Applications

TVET college students applying for NSFAS bursaries are obligated to provide pertinent documentation to substantiate their applications. These include:

  • Personal contact details (cell phone number and email address).
  • A copy of the student’s ID or birth certificate.
  • ID copies of parents, guardians, or spouse (with applicable death certificates).
  • Marriage certificate, if applicable.
  • Proof of income or IRP5 for one year (if applicable).
  • Proof of income for parents, guardians, or spouse.
  • Additional documents based on circumstances, such as court orders or disability-related forms.
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NSFAS Funding Details for TVET College Students

Recipients of successful NSFAS applications will be granted comprehensive funding, covering tuition, and registration fees. Additionally, TVET college students will receive various allowances intended to address their study-related expenses. These allowances encompass learning materials, living expenses, accommodation, and even transportation.

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NSFAS Application Timeline for 2023 Trimester 3

The application window for NSFAS Trimester 3 bursaries tailored for TVET college students is set to open on 4th September 2023. Aspiring beneficiaries must ensure their submissions are completed before the closing date of 20th September 2023.

Semester 2 Bursaries Exclusively for TVET College Students

Notably, the Semester 2 bursary application period is exclusively available for students enrolled at TVET colleges. University students are not eligible to submit NSFAS bursary applications during this time frame, as it pertains specifically to TVET college enrollment.

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