The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is providing comprehensive bursaries to over a million deserving students pursuing tertiary education across public higher education institutions in South Africa.
Tshwane South TVET College is one of the 50 public TVET colleges in South Africa operating under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The institution strives to equip their students with vocational and occupationally directed skills to reduce unemployment, poverty and to contribute to the economic growth of South Africa.
Located in Gauteng, the TVET college has four campuses offering an range of courses and programmes.
Tshwane South TVET College Campuses
- Atteridgeville Campus
- Centurion Campus
- Odi Campus
- Pretoria West Campus
National Certificate Vocational NC(V)
- Office Administration
- Finance Economics and Accounting
- Civil Engineering and Building Construction
- Engineering and Related Design
- Electrical Infrastructure and Construction
- Information Technology
- Programme 191 Nated Courses
- General Studies
- Utility Services
- Practical Skills Training (Artisan Training)
- Practical Workshops
- Short / Hobby Courses
Will NSFAS Cover Tshwane South TVET College Courses?
Students enrolled in both public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges can apply for an NSFAS bursary, alleviating financial barriers to education.
This means that yes, NSFAS does cover the costs of studying at Tshwane South TVET College.
As part of its commitment to promoting equitable access to education, NSFAS includes TVET colleges like Tshwane South in its financial aid programme. Students who meet the required eligibility criteria can apply for NSFAS funding to pursue their chosen courses at this institution.
According to the bursary scheme, almost 95% of students enrolled for TVET colleges courses are funded by NSFAS and students who have a grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate can apply to study at a TVET College.
Complete Guide On NSFAS Applications For TVET Colleges
TVET College Courses Funded By NSFAS
NSFAS only funds certain courses offered at TVET colleges. These courses include engineering studies courses, business and utility studies courses, education and development courses and marketing and management courses.
- Engineering Studies - (National Certificate -Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Engineering studies - Report 191 N1-N6
- Engineering and Related Design; Electrical Infrastructure; Civil Engineering Construction and Information Technology & Computer Science
- Business & Utility Studies (National Certificate – Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Report 191 N1-N6
- Management; Marketing; Finance; Office Administration; Economics & Accounting; Education & Development; Hospitality; Tourism; Safety in Society and Transport & Logistics
- Pre-Learning Programme (PLP) funding through NSFAS
NSFAS Eligibility for TVET Colleges
The NSFAS criteria for TVET students are as follows:
- Must be a South African citizen
- Must be registered or intending to register on a PLP, NC(V) or Report 191 programme at any public TVET College in South Africa
- Must be admitted/received a firm offer for enrolment in a College
- Must be in need of financial assistance
- Applicants will qualify if they fall within the maximum threshold of up to R350 000 of combined gross family income per annum
- Returning students must demonstrate proven and accepted academic performance (academically deserving) in line with the College’s progression policy or the progression prescriptions of the Bursary Rules and Guidelines (whichever is higher)
- Must not be enrolling for a qualification that duplicates previous learning that was state funded.
Where to apply for TVET College funding?
- TVET college bursary offices
- NSFAS head office
How To Submit Your Online NSFAS Funding Application
Applications for the NSFAS bursary must be submitted online through the NSFAS website.
Step 1: Visit the NSFAS website.
Step 2: Click on the 'myNSFAS' tab.
Step 3: Create a myNSFAS account.
Step 4: Click on the 'APPLY' tab and complete the sections on the screen.
Step 5: Upload required supporting documents where applicable.
Step 6: Click on 'Submit'
Steps To Track Your NSFAS Application
- Visit the NSFAS website.
- Click on the "myNSFAS" tab on the menu bar at the top of the page.
- Log in to your myNSFAS account using your username and password.
- Once you are logged in, click on the "track funding progress" option.
- Your application status will be displayed on the screen, indicating whether your application has been approved or not.
NSFAS Allowances For TVET students
The allowances received by TVET college students vary depending on where they live. This as some students will live in college residences while others may stay in private accommodation.
The NSFAS bursary provides comprehensive funding to qualifying students and aims to cover all the costs related to their studies. This includes:
- Accommodation in an urban area: R24,000 annually
- Accommodation in a peri-urban area: R18,900 annually
- Accommodation in a rural area: R15,750 annually
- Transport (up to 40 km from the institution): R7,350 annually
- Living expenses allowance: R7,000 annually
- Incidental/personal care allowance: R2,900 annually
By offering financial support to eligible students, NSFAS empowers them to unlock their potential, acquire valuable skills, and contribute to the country's development. If you aspire to study at Tshwane South TVET College and require financial assistance, NSFAS stands ready to support your educational journey.
To find out more about the NSFAS bursary, applications and the latest changes, head to our NSFAS page.