Bursaries For Tvet Colleges

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Bursaries For Tvet Colleges

Bursaries For Tvet Colleges

When it comes to getting access to high-quality TVET education, many aspirant students encounter financial obstacles. The good news is that you can overcome these challenges and open the door to your future with the help of a variety of bursaries. We will look at the bursaries for TVET colleges in this post, offering insightful information on the possibilities, prerequisites, and benefits of obtaining a technical college.

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges allow students to further their education without completing matric. These institutions provide training for a wide range of sectors from areas such as hospitality, travel and tourism, primary health, engineering, agriculture, transport and logistics, and many more.

Knowing About TVET Bursaries:

Bursaries for technical and vocational education are cash prizes intended to help students pursue such training. By covering a variety of costs, including tuition, books, and living expenses, these bursaries increase access to education for a wider range of people.

Do you need financial assistance in order to study further?

Pursuing a higher education through a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College might be the answer. Each year public TVET colleges receive bursary funding from the Department of Higher Education and Training which is administered through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

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Who May Apply?

Applicants from a variety of backgrounds are often eligible for TVET college bursaries, including recent high school graduates, current TVET students, and even professionals seeking to advance their professions or upskill. Various bursary sponsors may have varied eligibility requirements, but typical ones frequently include financial necessity, academic achievement, and a strong desire to complete a technical education.

How To Get A Bursary

Obtaining a bursary gets harder each year as more students compete for the same opportunities.

While there is no way to guarantee that you are selected there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances.

What does the bursary cover? 

  • Accommodation in an urban area is R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in a peri-urban area R18,900 per annum
  • Accommodation in a rural area is R15,750 per annum
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7,350  per annum
  • Transport R7000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum

Required documents:

  • Signed bursary application form
  • 5 Certified copies of I.D.
  • Proof of income (grant, pensions, etc.) of both parents OR
  • Affidavit if parents/sponsor/guardians are unemployed, deceased, or their whereabouts are not known
  • Latest academic results of the applicant (average of 40%)
  • Proof of residence
  • I.D. or birth certificates of all household members
  • Reports of all students in the household


  • You need a minimum academic qualification of Grade 9 (nine) with a minimum average of 40%.
  • Your family’s gross income must not be more than R 122 000 per annum.
  • You must have an acceptable academic record and display an ability to successfully complete the program.
  • You need to agree to ongoing counseling and academic assessment.
  • The Bursary will cover class fees. It might also cover a portion of the residence and/or travel fees.
  • In order for an approved bursary to be fully effective, the student will need to sign a bursary agreement before any funds will be disbursed.