tvet colleges and nsfas

tvet colleges and nsfas

tvet colleges and nsfas

tvet colleges and nsfas

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges helps students to further their education without completing matric. These institutions provide training for a wide range of sectors from areas such as hospitality, travel and tourism, primary health, engineering, agriculture, transport and logistics and many more.

These are the many sectors that require a certain level of skills and not university level of training. All TVET courses are registered with the Department of Higher Education and some courses are SETA accredited.

Do you need financial assistance in order to study further? Pursuing a higher education through a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College might be the answer.

Every year, public TVET College receive bursary funding from the Department of Higher Education and Training which is administered through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Some colleges also run specific government funded programmes during the year, but these funding opportunities will vary from one college to another.

What does the bursary cover?

  • Accommodation in an urban area is R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in a peri-urban area R18,900 per annum
  • Accommodation in a rural area 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

TVET COLLEGES THAT OFFERS NSFAS

There are 50 TVET colleges that receive funding from NSFAS. If you are hoping to attend a TVET college and be funded by NSFAS, it’s important to take note of the list below.

  1. Buffalo City TVET College
  2. East Cape Midlands TVET College
  3. Ikhala TVET College
  4. Ingwe TVET College
  5. King Hintsa TVET College
  6. King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College
  7. Lovedale TVET College
  8. Port Elizabeth TVET College
  9. Boland TVET College
  10. College of Cape Town
  11. False Bay TVET College
  12. Northlink TVET College
  13. South Cape TVET College
  14. West Coast TVET College
  15. Northern Cape Rural TVET College
  16. Northern Cape Urban TVET College
  17. Flavius Mareka TVET College
  18. Goldsfields TVET College
  19. Maluti TVET College
  20. Motheo TVET College
  21. Coastal KZN TVET College
  22. Elangeni TVET College
  23. Esayidi TVET College
  24. Majuba TVET College
  25. Mnambithi TVET College
  26. Mthashana TVET College
  27. Thekwini TVET College
  28. Umfolozi TVET College
  29. Umgugundlovu TVET College
  30. Orbit TVET College
  31. Taletso TVET College
  32. Vuselela TVET College
  33. Central Johannesburg TVET College
  34. Ekurhuleni East TVET College
  35. Ekurhuleni West TVET College
  36. Sedibeng TVET College
  37. South West Gauteng TVET College
  38. Tshwane North TVET College
  39. Tshwane South TVET College
  40. Western College for TVET
  41. Ehlanzeni TVET College
  42. Gert Sibande TVET College
  43. Nkangala TVET College
  44. Capricorn TVET College
  45. Lephalale TVET College
  46. Letaba TVET College
  47. Mopani South East TVET College
  48. Sekhukhune TVET College
  49. Vhembe TVET College
  50. Waterberg TVET College

Who qualifies for NSFAS funding?

  • All South African citizens
  • All SASSA grant recipients
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
  • Persons with a disability with a combined household income not more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who have started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum

Who should not apply?

  • Students that have completed a previous qualification.
  • Students with a combined household income of more than R350 000 per annum.
  • Students who have already applied, qualified and received funding. They are automatically funded for the duration of their studies provided they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements.
  • Foreign students (any student who is not a South African citizen).
How to Apply

NSFAS bursary can be sent through on the NSFAS online application or by through their offices. On the other hand, if you are applying online, you can follow the steps below;

  • Step1 –  Go to www.nsfas.org.za and look for a tab “MyNSFAS” and click it
  • Step2 – You, therefore, have to create an account called myNSFAS
  • Step3 – Click apply tab and answer question
  • Step4 – You will have to upload documents

As a result, as soon as you submit your application, you will get the reference number on the screen

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