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Last Chance For Tvet College Students Apply Now For Nsfas Trimester 3 Funding



Last Chance For Tvet College Students Apply Now For Nsfas Trimester 3 Funding

Important Reminder for TVET College Students

Last Chance For Tvet College Students Apply Now For Nsfas Trimester 3 Funding. If you haven’t applied for NSFAS Trimester 3 funding yet, time is running out! Act now to secure your financial aid.

Submit Your NSFAS Trimester 3 Application Today

Today marks the final day for applicants to submit their applications for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Trimester 3 funding cycle.

Final Opportunity for TVET College Students

This is your last chance to apply for funding if you are enrolled in approved programs at Technical Vocational and Training (TVET) colleges.

Key Dates for NSFAS Trimester 3 Applications

NSFAS Trimester 3 applications for TVET College students opened on Monday, 4 September 2023, and will close today, Wednesday, 20 September 2023.

Complete Your Application Before the Deadline

NSFAS urges students to complete and submit their applications before the closing date.

Guidelines for NSFAS Applications for TVET College Students

Eligibility Requirements

Find out if you meet the NSFAS criteria for TVET students:

  1. Must be a South African citizen.
  2. Must be registered or intending to register on a PLP, NC(V), or Report 191 program at any public TVET College in South Africa.
  3. Must be admitted or have received a firm offer for enrollment in a College.
  4. Must be in need of financial assistance.
  5. Applicants will qualify if they fall within the maximum threshold of up to R350,000 of combined gross family income per annum.
  6. 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).
  7. Must not be enrolling for a qualification that duplicates previous learning that was state-funded.

Supported TVET College Courses

NSFAS supports specific courses offered at TVET colleges, including:

  • Engineering Studies (National Certificate – Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Engineering studies – Report 191 N1-N6
  • Business & Utility Studies (National Certificate – Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Report 191 N1-N6
  • Pre-Learning Programme (PLP) funding through NSFAS

NSFAS Allowances for TVET Students

Discover the allowances provided by NSFAS based on where you live:

  • 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

Where to Apply for TVET College Funding?

You can apply for TVET College funding at:

  • TVET college bursary offices
  • Online
  • NSFAS head office

How to Submit Your Online NSFAS Funding Application

Follow these steps to submit your NSFAS bursary application online:

  1. Visit the NSFAS website.
  2. Click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  3. Create a myNSFAS account.
  4. Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen.
  5. Upload required supporting documents where applicable.
  6. Click on ‘Submit.’

Required Documents for NSFAS Applications

TVET college students must submit the following documents to support their NSFAS bursary application:

  • Your own cell phone number and email address.
  • A copy of your ID or birth certificate.
  • ID copies of parents, guardian, or spouse (or death certificate where applicable).
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable).
  • Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable).
  • Your parents, guardian, or spouse’s proof of income; if you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required.
  • A court order (if applicable).
  • Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form.
  • An applicant who is recognized as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form.

Track Your NSFAS Application

Here how to track your NSFAS application:

  1. Visit the NSFAS website.
  2. Click on the “myNSFAS” tab on the menu bar at the top of the page.
  3. Log in to your myNSFAS account using your username and password.
  4. Click on the “track funding progress” option.
  5. Your application status will be displayed on the screen, indicating whether your application has been approved or not.


Don’t miss out on this final opportunity to apply for funding during Trimester 3. Submit your application promptly to meet the deadline.

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