Which Courses Does NSFAS Fund

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Which Courses Does NSFAS Fund

Which Courses Does NSFAS Fund

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, or NSFAS, has been a ray of light for numerous South African students hoping to further their education. It has been critical in bridging the financial gap, allowing those from poor families to pursue university education. If you’re thinking about going to college and want to know which courses will be sponsored by NSFAS in 2024, you’ve come to the correct spot. We will offer you a complete list of NSFAS-funded courses for the forthcoming year in this post, allowing you to make educated decisions regarding your academic career.

READ: NSFAS Required Documents

Courses Funded By NSFAS

NSFAS offers financial aid for a wide range of undergraduate courses. For students seeking bachelor’s degrees, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme normally pays tuition and may grant allowances for textbooks and living expenses. NSFAS-funded courses are listed below.

Engineering and Technology:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science

Health Sciences:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Business and Commerce:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management

Social Sciences and Humanities:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations

Natural and Applied Sciences:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology

Arts and Humanities:

  • English Literature
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Fine Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology

Agriculture and Environmental Studies:

  • Agricultural Science
  •  Horticulture
  •  Animal Science
  •  Environmental Management
  • Forestry
  • Conservation Biology.

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How To Apply For NSFAS Courses

Follow the detailed guide below to apply for National Student Financial Aid Scheme programs offered at TVET Colleges and Public Universities;

  • Visit the official website of NSFAS at:  www.nsfas.org.za
  • Click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  • Create a myNSFAS account with your personal information
  • 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 Courses

Applying for NSFAS requires applicants to submit supporting documents. The following documents must be submitted to apply for NSFAS;

  • 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

NSFAS Virtual Contact Centre

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

The programs funded by NSFAS include a wide range of topics, allowing students to follow their interests while also contributing to the country’s growth. If you meet the criteria for qualification and want to pursue higher education, NSFAS can help you make your aspirations a reality. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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