NSFAS will not cover the following:
Should you be partaking in any of the above, NSFAS will unfortunately not be able to pay for your fees through their bursary and you will need to look at other funding options.
The other option for you are to approach a bank for a student loan or go to the education loans specialist company, Fundi. Because they specialist in education loans they may be able to assist with the cost of tuition and the other costs involved in studying.
NSFAS will only cover first qualifications which are done at one of the 26 public Universities or TVET Colleges in the country. Should you be doing one of the above categories at a public University or TVET College, NSFAS will still not cover the course.
The bursary from NSFAS will however cover online studies for full-time courses done through a public University or TVET College.
The requirements to qualify for a NSFAS bursary are as follows:
A NSFAS bursary will pay for your tuition fees but will also cover other things such as your registration, accommodation, transport, meals and other living costs.
Applications for this bursary usually open around August/September and closes in November/December of the same year.