Nsfas Bursaries 2024-2025
Nsfas Bursaries 2024-2025
An applicant for NSFAS funding must be a South African citizen and come from a family with a combined annual household income of less than R350 000 per year (in the case of students with a disability the combined annual household income may not exceed R600 000 per annum).
WHAT EXPENSES DOES NSFAS Bursary COVER?
NSFAS funding will cover the following fees: registration fees, tuition fees, study material expenses, food allowance, incidental/ personal care, as well as accommodation or transport.
University students will receive the following funding:
- Accommodation – the amount charged by the university (or the equivalent amount for private accommodation)
- Transport of no more than R7 500 per year
- Living allowance of no more than R15 000 per year
- Book allowance of no more than R5 200 per year
- Incidental/ personal care allowance of no more than R2 900 per year (if residing in catered residence)
TVET students will receive the following funding:
- Accommodation of no more than R24 000 per year in an urban area/ no more than R18 900 per year in a peri-urban area/ no more than R15 750 per year in a rural area
- Transport of no more than R7 350 per year
- Incidental/ personal care allowance of no more than R2 900 per year
University of South Africa (UNISA) students will receive the following funding:
- Books (dependent on the number of modules registered)
- Personal care allowance
Students living with disabilities will also receive Assistive Devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, adapted laptops etc.) and Human Support (careers, scribes, tutors, sign language interpreters etc.). The cover amount will be reviewed by NSFAS each year.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR NSFAS FUNDING
Applicants must ensure that they satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be studying or intend on studying towards an undergraduate qualification in 2022 (postgraduate courses will not be funded, except for postgraduate students who received funding in 2020)
- You must be studying or intend on studying at a public tertiary institution within South Africa (University or TVET College)
- You must NOT have completed any previous qualifications
- You must fall into 1 or more of these categories:
1) You must be a SASSA grant recipient (excluding the SASSA COVID-19 grant)
2) You must have a total combined household income is NOT more than R350 000 per annum
3) You must be living with a disability AND have a total combined household income NOT more than R600 000 per annum
4) You must have started studying before 2018 and have total combined household income NOT more than R122 000 per annum.
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