Does NSFAS Fund Rhodes Students?

If you are a student at Rhodes University or you're thinking of becoming a Rhodes students and you need help funding your higher education, it may be possible that NSFAS can help. 

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NSFAS is a bursary scheme overseen by the Department of Higher Education that provides funding for underprivileged students who wish to attend universities or TVET colleges.

But, do they fund Rhodes University?

The answer is yes, they do fund Rhodes University.

NSFAS funds students who are looking to attend or are attending any of South Africa's 26 public Universities and Rhodes University is one of them.

Rhodes University student that are funded by NSFAS receive the following allowances:

  • Once off book allowance for textbooks and other learning materials (usually up to R5200 per year)
  • Meal allowance (usually R15 000 paid over 10 months)
  • Travel allowance for students staying at home (usually R7500 paid over 10 months)
  • Accommodation allowance, for students staying at Rhodes Privately Owned Student Accommodation. (usually up to R40 000 paid over 10 months)

The requirements to qualify for NSFAS are:

  • You are a South African citizen
  • Financial constraints which doesn't allow you to fund your own studies such as: 
    • Having a combined household income that's under R350 000 per year
    • You have a disability and your combines annual household income is less than R600 000
    • You are a SASSA grant recipient
  • You are applying to get a formal qualification from a public university or TVET College
  • You passed grade 12 
  • You do not already have a degree.

Visit the NSFAS website or Rhodes University's NSFAS page for more information.

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