Does NSFAS Fund 6 Months Courses?

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Does NSFAS Fund 6 Months Courses?

Does NSFAS Fund 6 Months Courses?

Are you thinking about enrolling in a 6-month course and wondering if NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) might help you financially? NO. Short courses are not funded by NSFAS.

NSFAS is a South African government program that assists financially disadvantaged students in pursuing higher education. It primarily assists students enrolled in public universities and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutes with financial assistance.

NSFAS Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for NSFAS funding, applicants must meet specific requirements and criteria. The following requirements must be met:

  • 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.

How To Apply For NSFAS

NSFAS Application is done online on the official website of the agency.NSFAS application procedure is simple, convenient and straightforward. 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.
  • 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.
  • Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’.

Contact NSFAS

Contact NSFAS through the following details;

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

Ensure that your course is accredited, select a reputable institution, and satisfy the financial conditions to maximize your chances of receiving NSFAS funding. Remember to remain up to date on application deadlines and to follow the procedure meticulously for the greatest potential outcome in your educational quest. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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