Does NSFAS Fund Durban University of Technology Students?

Students of Durban University of Technology (DUT) this one is for you. If you a prospective student or are currently attending DUT and require funding for your studies we might has a solution for you. The National Student Financial Scheme might be the answer your financial problems. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a funding scheme that provides for poor students that wish to continue studying at a tertiary institution. 

Durban University of Technology is one of the tertiary institutions that they cover. 

So if you are a DUT student that requires funding, NSFAS can help you. 

There is however a list of requirement that need to be met in order to be funded by NSFAS. 

Who qualifies for NSFAS:

  • All South African citizens
  • All SASSA grant recipients qualifies for funding
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
  • Person with disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

NSFAS covers:

  • Accommodation
    As per the actual costs charged by the university (costs for private accommodation must not exceed costs for university residence)
  • Transport (up to 40 km from institution) R7 500  per annum
  • Living allowance R15, 000  per annum
  • Book allowances R5200 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum for students in catered residences

NSFAS provides for the underprivileged students in South Africa to ensure that if you qualify to study to get the opportunity, without having to deal with the stress of having to fund yourself. 

For more information on NSFAS, visit their website here

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