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In order to facilitate access to the National Certificate (Vocational) qualification, the Department of Higher Education and Training has made bursaries available. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) administers the bursaries on behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Who may apply for the DoE TVET College bursary scheme?

  • Registered students for the new National Certificate Vocational Programmes (NQF Level 2 – 4)
  • A South African citizen
  • In need of financial assistance with necessary proof
  • Able to demonstrate potential for academic success
    • without parents i.e. an orphan;
    • unemployed parents;
    • being a member of a family headed by a single parent or a single legal guardian with an annual income of less than R12 000 per year; and
    • employed parents with a joint netto income of less than R10 000 per month

Application requirements:

  • Certified original copy of ID
  • Proof of registration
  • Proof of residence
  • Latest school/college results
  • Parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ proof of income
  • Affidavit in case of unemployment
  • Proof of Transport and Accommodation

As from today NSFAS has opened for online applications for the 2017 academic year, where current matric pupils are invited to apply for 2017 NSFAS funding until 30 November 2016. To register just click on the icon below.


For service SETA bursaries just click here


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