Does NSFAS Fund 2 Courses?

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Does NSFAS Fund 2 Courses?

Does NSFAS Fund 2 Courses?

Are you a South African student looking to take multiple courses and wondering if NSFAS will support two of them at the same time? In this detailed guide, we’ll look into whether NSFAS offers financial help to students who take more than one course. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a South African government project that attempts to make higher education more accessible to financially disadvantaged students. NSFAS provides financial assistance to qualifying students for a variety of educational expenses such as tuition, textbooks, and housing.

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Does NSFAS Fund 2 Courses?

The National Student Financial Aid Service (NSFAS) typically funds students for their first undergraduate qualification, such as a bachelor’s degree or a certificate. At any one moment, a student can only be financed for one qualification at one institution. If the student achieved an N6 qualification at a TVET institution, he or she may be eligible for university funding. Once your N6 is completed, you will need to apply for university funding.

NSFAS Funding Academic Requirements

To get NSFAS funds to study at a TVET college, you must have completed Grades 9 to 12, and Grade 12 to study at a university or TVET college. If you are approved for NSFAS funding, you must first complete the academic admission requirements set by the university or TVET institution before NSFAS will provide you with any funds.

NSFAS Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a South African citizen / permanent resident
  • Combined gross household income should not exceed R350 000 per annum
  • Combined gross household income (persons living with disabilities) should not exceed R600 000 per annum
  • SASSA recipients automatically qualify for financial eligibility
  • Must have email and cell phone number.

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Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS Funding

  • Copy of student ID / Birth certificate
  • Copy of parent/s or guardian/ spouse ID
  • Smart card: both sides of the card required
  • Proof of income (where applicable)
  • Persons living with disability (Disability Annexure A form)
  • An applicant who is recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed Vulnerable Child Declaration form completed by a social worker
  • An applicant who has indicated that s/he has no family member details and or abridged birth certificate must complete the Declaration: Non-SASSA.

NSFAS Application Procedure

NSFAS Application is done online on the official website of the agency. Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS funding;

  • Step 1: Go to and click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  • Step 2: Create a myNSFAS account.
  • Step 3: Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen.
  • Step 4: Upload required supporting documents where applicable.
  • Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’.

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Contact NSFAS

Contact NSFAS through the following details;

Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Twitter: @myNSFAS
Instagram: @myNSFAS
WhatsApp: +27 78 519 8006

NSFAS generally funds a single undergraduate diploma. It is important to review NSFAS rules and remain up to speed with their current regulations to ensure you fulfil all of the qualifying criteria and have a successful application. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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