Which Colleges Accept NSFAS

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Which Colleges Accept NSFAS

Which Colleges Accept NSFAS

Many people in South Africa wish to pursue higher education, but financial restrictions frequently prevent them from doing so. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has been a ray of light for innumerable students, giving financial aid to those who wish to further their education.

Therefore, NSFAS provides funding to 26 universities and 50 TVET colleges to support the less privileged students to continue or further their education. The NSFAS bursary covers the following;


  • Accommodation: As per the actual costs charged by the university (costs for private accommodation must not exceed costs for university residence)
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7 500  per annum
  • Living allowance R15, 000  per annum
  • Book allowances R5200 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum for students in catered residences


  • Accommodation in an urban area is R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in a peri-urban area is R18,900 per annum
  • Accommodation in a rural area is R15,750 per annum
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7,350  per annum
  • Transport R7000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum.


Colleges That Accept NSFAS

The colleges listed below accept NSFAS;

  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Rhodes University
  • Sol Plaatje University
  • University of Mpumalanga
  • University of Fort Hare
  • Walter Sisulu University (Queenstown Campus)
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Western Cape
  • Central University of Technology
  • University of Free State
  • Boland TVET College
  • College of Cape Town
  • False Bay College
  • Northlink TVET College
  • South Cape TVET College
  • West Coast TVET College
  • Eastern Cape Tvet Colleges funded by NSFAS
  • Buffalo City TVET College
  • Eastcape Midlands TVET College
  • Ikhala TVET College
  • Ingwe TVET College
  • King Hintsa TVET College
  • King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College
  • Lovedale TVET College
  • Port Elizabeth TVET College

READ: Colleges With NSFAS 2024

Eligibility Requirements for NSFAS At Colleges

To apply for NSFAS funding, you need to meet specific eligibility criteria. However, the eligibility criteria for NSFAS funding are;

  • 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 At Colleges

Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS funding;

  • Go to www.nsfas.org.za and click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  • Create a myNSFAS account
  • Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen
  •  Upload required supporting documents where applicable
  • Click on ‘Submit’.

Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS Funding

The following documents must be uploaded to apply for NSFAS funding at colleges;

  • 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


Contact NSFAS

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

Many South African students have gained access to higher education because of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). You may pursue your academic goals without being constrained by money if you fulfil the eligibility requirements and select one of the many schools and universities that accept NSFAS applications. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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