Which Courses Are Not Funded By Nsfas

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Which Courses Are Not Funded By Nsfas

Which Courses Are Not Funded By Nsfas

Discovering The Limits: Courses Not Covered by NSFAS Funding:

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) plays an essential part in helping a great number of students in South Africa pursue higher education financially. It is vital to realize that not all of the courses and programs offered by higher educational institutions are covered by Nsfas funding. Students may look into alternate financing sources and make informed choices about their educational goals by being aware of which courses are not covered by Nsfas.

Postgraduate degrees, such as master’s and doctoral programs, frequently ask for advanced study and specialized research. Even though Nsfas largely focuses on subsidizing undergraduate degrees, postgraduate students may have few options. As a result, graduate students may need to look into alternative sources of funding, like grants, scholarships, or personal savings.

Students and prospective students who intend to study at one of South Africa’s public universities or TVET colleges can apply for funding through NSFAS. With a few exceptions, NSFAS will fund any course taken at these universities and colleges. It is essential to understand that NSFAS only pays for your first degree; it won’t pay for your postgraduate degree.

Your tuition fees, as well as additional expenditures such as registration, accommodation, transportation, meals, and other living expenses, will be covered by the NSFAS bursary. Students who enrol in an online course through a public TVET college will be covered by the financial aid program.

Read also: How Much Does NSFAS Give Students Per Month In 2024?

When Can One Apply For Nsfas Funds For 2024/2025

If you are willing to enrol or you are already studying in any of the public Universities or colleges in South Africa but are plagued with financial difficulties, then you will need to apply for Nsfas funds by the following dates:

  • Nsfas Open Date 2024: Nsfas will be opening its online application for the 2024 study season in November.
  • Nafas Deadline 2024: Nsfas will be closing its online application for the 2024 academic year on the 31st of January 2024.

Who Qualifies For Nsfas

Nsfas is not for everyone, the funds are only given the below:

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

What Does The Nsfas Funds Cover For Tshwane South Tvet College

The following are the amounts given to TSC students as bursaries from Nsfas:

  • Accommodation in an urban area is R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in a peri-urban area is 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

Which Courses Are Not Funded By Nsfas

Thje following is the list of  TSC programmes and courses that are not funded by Nsfas:

  • Postgraduate qualifications
  • Part-time studies
  • Private institution courses
  • A second undergraduate qualification
  • Short Courses and Workshops
  • Professional Certifications and Diplomas
  • Non-Accredited Courses

Why Do Some Courses Not Get Covered By Nsfas

  • Although NSFAS attempts to provide education to a wide range of students, its resources are not boundless. This means that some academic disciplines are given priority over others under the funding scheme. A number of factors, including national priorities, the need for skills in the labour market, and NSFAS budgetary constraints, play a role in which courses are excluded.

Contact Details of Nsfas:

For general, student and NSFAS Wallet inquiries

  • For all other queries regarding students:
  • Tel No.: 08000 67327
  • Email: info@nsfas.org.za

Postal Address:

  • University and TVET College documents
  • Private Bag X4, Plumstead 7801, South Africa

Physical Address:

  • 10 Brodie Road, House Vincent 2nd Floor, Wynberg, Cape Town 7700

Available to assist through the following channels:

  • Email: info@nsfas.org.za
  • Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
  • Twitter: @myNSFAS
  • Instagram: @myNSFAS

Even though NSFAS is essential to the support of education, not all courses are funded by it. For their chosen fields of study, students must thoroughly investigate and consider all available options for financial aid. Visit the official Website Of Nsfas for More Details.

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