Which Colleges Offer NSFAS Funding 2024

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Which Colleges Offer NSFAS Funding 2024

Which Colleges Offer NSFAS Funding 2024 | What is the NSFAS allowance for 2024 for TVET colleges | TVET Colleges that receive NSFAS Funding

Prospective students may be keen to learn more about their options and find colleges that provide NSFAS assistance as 2024 draws closer. Knowing which Tvet Colleges are a part of this program will help students choose the ones that best suit their academic objectives and financial requirements as they plan their educational journey. This article seeks to give a summary of the South African colleges anticipated to offer NSFAS financing for the 2024–2025 academic year.


NSFAS Application Cycles For 2024-2025

If you are applying for NSFAS, then submit your NSFAS application form by the following dates

  • National Certificate Vocation (NC(v)), Semester 1 and Trimester 1 – Annual – online application and walk-in assistive capture application at the beginning of each year
  • Trimesters 2 & 3 as per the DHET calendar, in May 2023 and September 2023 respectively, also Walk-in assistive capture application
  • Semester 2 June – July 2023 walk-in, assistive capture application


Tvet Colleges Courses Funded by NSFAS

NSFAS funding Students and programs that have received ministerial approval must contact each college, however, the normally supported programs are listed here.

  • Engineering Studies – (National Certificate -Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Engineering studies – Report 191 N1-N6
  • Engineering and Related Design; Electrical Infrastructure; Civil Engineering Construction and Information Technology & Computer Science
  • Business & Utility Studies (National Certificate – Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Report 191 N1-N6
  • Management; Marketing; Finance; Office Administration; Economics & Accounting; Education & Development; Hospitality; Tourism; Safety in Society and Transport & Logistics
  • Pre-Learning Programme (PLP) funding through NSFAS


NSFAS Qualification Criteria For 2024-2025

Prospective NSFAS applicants will only be considered for funding for the academic year if you:

  • Only South African citizens are eligible for this bursary scheme;
  • A student must be registered or intending to register on a PLP, NC(V), or Report 191 programme at any of the fifty (50) public TVET Colleges in South Africa;
  • Must be in need of financial assistance (NSFAS will determine whether or not a student meets the financial eligibility criteria);
  • Returning students must demonstrate proven and accepted academic performance (academically deserving) in line with the College’s progression policy or the progression prescriptions of the Bursary Rules and Guidelines (whichever is higher);
  • Must not be enrolling for a qualification that duplicates previous learning that was state-funded; and
  • Applicants will qualify if they fall within the maximum threshold of up to R350,000 of combined gross family income per annum and are admitted/received a firm offer for enrolment in a College.



TVET Colleges that receive NSFAS Funding

The majority of the 50 Tvet-approved and accredited colleges in South Africa will receive NSFAS financing for the 2024–2025 academic year. Some of those colleges are listed below.

  • Motheo TVET College
  • Northern Cape Rural TVET College
  • South Cape TVET College
  • West Coast TVET College
  • Coastal KZN TVET College
  • Central Johannesburg TVET College
  • Eastcape Midlands TVET College
  • False Bay College
  • Tshwane North TVET College
  • Lovedale TVET College
  • Port Elizabeth TVET College
  • Flavius Mareka
  • Goldfields TVET College

Tvet Colleges NSFAS Allowances For 2024-2025

Tvet college students will receive an NSFAS allowance of R24,000, R18,900, and R15,750 per year for accommodation in urban, peri-urban, and remote areas.

For the academic year 2024–2025, NSFAS provides the following additional allowances to students who qualify:

  • Full Registration & Tuition Fees
  • Personal Care Allowance of R2900
  • Transport Allowance of R7,350 up to 40 km from


Where to apply for TVET College funding?

You can apply through:

  • TVET college bursary offices
  • Online
  • NSFAS head office


How to Apply Online For Nsfas Funding

You must have a working phone, a current phone number, and your own email address in order to apply online.

  • Online Applicants must log onto the official website www.nsfas.org.za
  • Create an Account called myNSFAS Here
  • After this account, the portal will be accessible for all information to be provided
  • Fill the required fields with accurate data
  • Upload all supporting Documents and click submit


NSFAS Application Supporting Documents For 2024

The following files must be uploaded as part of your NSFAS application for the academic year 2024.

  • Copy of your student ID or Birth certificate if you don’t have the ID yet
  • Copy of parent/s or guardian/ spouse ID (They must be South African Citizens)
  • 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



  • NSFAS Toll-Free Helpline:
    • Phone Number: 08000 NSFAS (08000 67327)
    • Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:30 am to 17:00 pm
  • NSFAS Email:
  • NSFAS Online Platforms:
  • NSFAS Social Media:
    • Twitter: @myNSFAS
    • Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme – NSFAS

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