Does NSFAS Fund University of Johannesburg Students?
Are you a UJ student or looking to study at UJ and wondering whether NSFAS will fund your studies? Keep on reading to find out if they do and what they offer.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a government bursary that is available to underprivileged South African students who are looking to study at a public university or TVET College.
They provide funding for registration, tuition and allowances. These allowances cover transport, living expenses and learning materials.
So do they fund students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)?
The answer is yes they do and according to a statement released by UJ as of 3 March 2021 NSFAS approved 15 564 UJ students to enable them to register for the 2021 academic year.
NSFAS Funded students will receive the following:
- 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 UJ Privately Owned Student Accommodation. (usually up to R40 000 paid over 10 months)
The amounts of these allowances are yet to be confirmed by the university for the 2021 academic year.
Students studying at UJ and funded by NSFAS have been urged by UJ Student Finance to complete a UJ consent form and upload the required documents via U-Link before their allowances can be allocated. If they do not do so they will not receive their allowances.
They are also required to set up a student bank account in which they will receive the allowance payments.
UJ has provided a list showing the students who are yet to complete the online consent process.
If you are still unsure whether NSFAS will be funding you, the University of Johannesburg has also released a list of the 2021 NSFAS Funded Students.
For any finance queries students are advised to contact UJ Student Finance at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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