Does NSFAS Fund Walter Sisulu University Students?

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Walter Sisulu University students and future students might be wondering whether their studies will be funded by NSFAS, should they apply. Here are some answers.


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NSFAS provides bursaries to poor and working class students and will this include students from Walter Sisulu University? 

Well, yes it does.

NSFAS funds students who attend or are considering attending one of South Africa's Public Universities as they fund all 26 of them.

So what's the criteria for being funded by NSFAS?

  • Applicants must have a household income which comes to under R350 000 per year
    • Applicants with disabilities household income must come to under R600 000 per year
  • Applicants must be a South African citizen
  • Applicants must be applying or already accepted at a University
  • Applicants who are SASSA beneficiaries will immediately be approved for funding

Who shouldn't apply for NSFAS funding?

  • Students who have finished a previous qualification, unless they apply for an approved funded postgraduate qualification then you should go ahead and send that application in
  • Students who have already applied and received funding in previous years. They are automatically funded for the duration of their studies, provided they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements.
  • Students with a combined household income of more than R350 000 per year
  • Foreign students
  • Students who are looking for funding for short courses

NSFAS exists to provide financial aid to eligible students at TVET colleges and public universities.

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


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