NSFAS Funded Colleges

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NSFAS Funded Colleges

NSFAS Funded Colleges

The progress of both individuals and society has traditionally been fueled by access to high-quality education. In South Africa, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has emerged as an essential means for increasing access to and equity in higher education. NSFAS-funded institutions play an important function in achieving this aim, ensuring that eligible students can pursue their higher education ambitions without being hampered by constraints on finances.

NSFAS-funded colleges are a component of the program that caters to students enrolled in TVET institutions only. These institutions provide a wide range of courses and certifications, including degrees and certificates, in areas such as engineering, business, and hospitality, among others.


NSFAS Funded Colleges

NSFAS provides financial assistance to qualifying students to pay tuition, housing, and book and meal allowances. A means test is used to determine funding, ensuring that those with the greatest financial need receive support. Below are TVET Colleges that are funded by NSFAS;

  • Buffalo City TVET College
  • East Cape Midlands TVET College
  • Ikhala TVET College
  • Ingwe TVET College
  • King Hintsa TVET College
  • King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College
  • Lovedale TVET College
  • Port Elizabeth TVET College
  • Boland TVET College
  • College of Cape Town
  •  False Bay TVET College
  • Mnambithi TVET College
  • Mthashana TVET College
  • Thekwini TVET College
  •  Umfolozi TVET College
  • Umgugundlovu TVET College
  • Orbit TVET College
  • Taletso TVET College
  • Vuselela TVET College
  • Central Johannesburg TVET College
  • Ekurhuleni East TVET College
  • Ekurhuleni West TVET College
  • Sedibeng TVET College
  • South West Gauteng TVET College
  • Tshwane North TVET College
  • Coastal KZN TVET College
  • Elangeni TVET College
  • Esayidi TVET College
  • Majuba TVET College
  • Tshwane South TVET College
  • Western College TVET College
  • Ehlanzeni TVET College
  • Gert Sibande TVET College
  • Northlink TVET College
  • South Cape TVET College
  • West Coast TVET College
  • Northern Cape Rural TVET College
  • Northern Cape Urban TVET College
  • Flavius Mareka TVET College
  • Goldsfields TVET College
  • Maluti TVET College
  • Motheo TVET College
  • Nkangala TVET College
  • Capricorn TVET College
  • Lephalale TVET College
  • Letaba TVET College
  • Mopani South East TVET College
  • Sekhukhune TVET College
  • Vhembe TVET College
  • Waterberg TVET College.

NSFAS provides funding for 50 TVET Colleges all across South Africa. NSFAS funds are provided in the form of bursaries to public institutions to aid the less privileged students who desire to pursue higher education.

READ: Colleges With NSFAS 2024

NSFAS Colleges Application Eligibility Criteria 2024

If you wish to apply for NSFAS at colleges, ensure that you meet the following requirements;

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards an undergraduate qualification in 2024
  • You must be studying or intend on studying a public tertiary institution within South Africa (University or TVET College)
  • You must have satisfactory academic records
  • You must NOT have completed any previous qualifications
  • You must be in a state of financial need.

Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS

All applicants must upload the following documents to support and complete their application for the NSFAS fund;

  • 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.

How To Apply To NSFAS Funded Colleges

Follow the steps below to apply;

  • Visit the NSFAS portal at https://www.nsfas.org.za/
  • Select the “Create an account” tab where you will be required to fill in your ID number, first and last name, email address, contact number and your selected password
  • You will then be required to validate your account and the information you have provided
  • After creating your account, you will be able to select the “Login” tab and log in by filling in your ID number and password.
  • Fill in all the required information and upload your supporting documents.
  • Submit your application before the closing date.

READ: Which Colleges Offer NSFAS 2024

NSFAS Contact Details

NSFAS Virtual Contact Centre

We are available to assist through the following channels:

  • Email: info@nsfas.org.za
  • Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
  • Twitter: @myNSFAS
  • Instagram: @myNSFAS
  • WhatsApp: +27 78 519 8006
  • USSD:*120*67327#

Colleges supported by NSFAS are a light of hope for South African students pursuing higher education and a better future. These institutions play an important role in altering lives, communities, and the nation as a whole by reducing financial obstacles and providing students with practical skills. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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