College Students Moving To University Must Reapply For NSFAS

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If you are a NFSAS-funded college student wanting to study at a university in the next academic year, then you need to reapply for the NSFAS bursary. Read more about this below. 



The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary is a government bursary which provides financial support to more than a million tertiary students in South Africa. Applications for the NSFAS bursary have recently opened, so APPLY NOW!

NSFAS funds South African students who are studying at TVET Colleges and public universities. They cover the costs of registration, tuition and provide students with various allowances. These allowances cover transport, living expenses and learning materials. 

If you are a NSFAS-funded student currently studying at a college but you are wanting to go to university in the 2022 academic year then NSFAS has stated that you will have to re-apply for the bursary. 

The following are the requirements for the NSFAS bursary:

  • All South African citizens.
  • All SASSA grant recipients.
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum.
  • Persons with a disability whose combined household income is not more than R600 000 per annum.
  • Applicants who first registered at university before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

If you need assistance with your NSFAS application, there are many centres around South Africa who are willing to help applicants apply for the NSFAS bursary. These application centres aim to assist those applicant who do not have access to the internet and those who are living in rural areas.

Click here for more information on the application centres you can visit. 

NSFAS will fund students for the duration of their studies granted that they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements. 

NSFAS will fund students for the entire duration of their course or degree. Most degrees take about 3 to 4 years, whereas medical degrees for example take up to 7 years. However, they will fund an extra year of study should a student fail one year. 

Applications for NSFAS funding will close on 7 January 2022. 

Visit the NSFAS website for more information. 



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