Can Nsfas Fund You For A Second Degree

Can Nsfas Fund You For A Second Degree

Can Nsfas Fund You For A Postgraduate Second Degree


NSFAS funding has been set aside for first-time students enrolled who are beginning a brand-new program whether in a university or college. However, if a student already holds a TVET credential and wishes to pursue a university degree for the first time, they may apply for NSFAS.

According to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), students who have already attended college or earned a degree from a university are ineligible for financial aid. Students who do not qualify for  Nsfas funding may apply for other forms of funding such as university bursaries and scholarships, Fundi, Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme, Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, and bank student loans.

Almost every university offers a unique type of financial aid. Many publications detailing bursaries and scholarships are provided by some universities, while staff are present at others to explain the specifics of what is offered and how to apply.

Application Date For Nsfas Funds 2024

The NSFAS application doors will be open to all applicants beginning on November 21st, 2023, and closing on January 31st, 2024. Therefore, applicants are requested to submit their applications by the deadline.

Read: Nsfas Application For 2023 Closing Date

Does Nsfas Funds Postgraduate Programmes In 2024

Even though NSFAS does support post-graduate education, it only does so for specific programs. The STEM fields and a few others have been given priority in the program, as expected. The following are some of the postgraduate programs that can be funded by Nsfas:

  • B Tech – Architecture/Architectural Technology
  • B Tech – Biokinetics/Biomedical Technology/Biotechnology
  • B Tech: Chiropractic
  • B Tech: Clinical Technology/Dental Technology
  • B Tech: Emergency Medical Care
  • B Tech: Engineering (Chemical/Civil/Electrical/Industrial/Mechanical/Mechatronics/Metallurgy/Refractories)
  • B Tech: Forestry
  • B Tech: Homeopathy B Tech: Nursing/Nursing Science/Community Nursing/Primary Healthcare/Occupational Nursing)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Laws/LLB.

Can Nsfas Fund You For A Second Degree

Nsfas Application Requirements 2024-2025

The following supporting documents are required from all applicants in order to be taken into consideration, so make sure you have them before submitting your application. Applications lacking these materials won’t be accepted:

  • South African ID document (this can include any of the following):
  • copy of green ID document
  • temporary ID from the DHA
  • copy of both sides of the Smart ID card
  • unbridged birth certificate
  • Non-SASSA grant applicants: Parents, guardians, or spouse ID documents (copies only)
  • Own, parents, guardians, or spouse proof of income, if a non-SASSA applicant (this can include any of the following):
  • latest payslip if employed (not older than 3 months)
  • UIF letter
  • employment letter
  • retrenchment letter, if a non-SASSA applicant
  • Students with disabilities: complete and sign the Disability Annexure A Form
  • Students who are recognized as Vulnerable Children by the Department of Social Development: complete and sign the Vulnerable Child
  • Declaration Form

Other documents that may be required, if applicable

  •  Retrenchment letter
  • Death certificate/s
  •   Divorce Decree
  •  Proof of legal guardianship
  •   Marriage certificate
  •   other documents may be required for appeal purposes,….eg retrenchment letter

Can Nsfas Fund You For A Second Degree

Nsfas Application Process 2024-2025

Follow the process below to apply online for the NSFAS bursaries for 2024-2025:

  •  Create a profile: Use this link to register for a myNSFAS account: or get the NSFAS App from the App Store or Google Play. Your username will be your ID number.
  •  Apply now: To amend your personal information and upload the supporting documents for your application, click the “Apply” option.
  •  Complete: Submit your application


For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact NSFAS directly:

  • Tel: 0860 067 327
  • Email:

Hope the information given has been helpful to you, leave your comments in the comments section. Better still you can visit the official website of NSFAS for more details.

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