Nsfas Qualifying Criteria
Nsfas Qualifying Requirements And Criteria
NSFAS bursaries are available to students who intend to attend TVET Colleges and public universities. These bursaries cover funding for tuition, registration fees and allowances, transportation, accommodation, and more.
To be eligible for NSFAS funding – an applicant must be a South African citizen and come from a family with a combined annual household income of not more than R350 000 per annum (in the case of students with a disability the combined annual household income may not exceed R600 000 per annum).
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offers fully subsidized free higher education and training for students who meet the bursary requirements. NSFAS is a government-funded bursary that receives its funding budget from and reports to the Department of Higher Education and Training.
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What Are The Nsfas Qualifying Criteria For 2024
The following are the qualifying criteria that one may have to receive the NSFAS funds:
- All South African citizens
- All SASSA grant recipients qualify for funding
- Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
- The person with a 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.
Make sure you have the following supporting documents before submitting your application because all applicants must have them to be considered. Applications without these components won’t be considered:
- 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
For any queries related to this bursary program, please get in touch with NSFAS directly:
- Tel: 0860 067 327
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org