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2024 NSFAS Second Trimester applications Now Open

By Thandazo · May 13, 2024
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Great News! National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) second trimester applications for the 2024 academic year are open as of today, May 13th 2024. If you are a TVET College student looking for funding, then this is the perfect chance for you to apply.  


2024 NSFAS Second Trimester Applications for TVET College Students 2024 

About NSFAS:

NSFAS it's a South African government initiative designed to help disadvantaged students further their higher learning studies in public universities and colleges by proving them with funding. NSFAS offers bursaries and loans to eligible students. Bursaries don't need to be repaid, while loans require repayment after graduation and securing employment. The financial support from NSFAS alleviates the pressure of paying for tuition and living expenses, allowing students to focus on their studies.



The NSFAS bursary is open to TVET College students who want to pursue or a pursuing an undergraduate qualification in the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Other Engineering courses



NSFAS funding for TVET College Students cover a variety of expenses, including:

  • Tuition fees
  • Registration fees
  • Living expenses
  • Transport costs
  • Textbooks


To qualify for the INSFAS Bursary, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must be studying at any TVET College in South Africa in 2024
  • You must intend on studying at any TVET College in 2024
  • You must be studying or intend to study any trimester engineering course
  • Your total household income threshold should be R350 000 or less OR R600 000 (if living with disability)



  • Your certified ID copy
  • Your parents or guardians certified ID copies
  • Your parents or guardians payslips (If working)
  • NSFAS may require additional documents such as a marriage certificate, proof of legal guardianship, SASSA grant recipients, disability annexure form, IRP5 form, death certificates if your parent(s) is/are deceased and divorce certificate if your parents are divorced


How to apply for the NSFAS Bursary as a TVET College student for the 2024 academic year 

2024 NSFAS Applications for the second trimester should be submitted online on the NSFAS website. The second trimester NSFAS applications are ONLY open for TVET College students. If you are a university student, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply in this NSFAS application cycle. 

Steps to apply for NSFAS for second trimester: 

  1. Visit the NSFAS Website HERE
  2. Click on the "myNSFAS" tab
  3. If you already have an NSFAS account, login with your ID number and password
  4. If you don't have the NSFAS account, click on the "create profile" button to create one
  5. Begin your online application



The closing date for the NSFAS applications for second trimester of the 2024 academic year is the 31st of May 2024. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. No applications will be accepted from the university students during this application cycle.  



For queries contact NSFAS:

Tel: 08000 67327

Email: [email protected]

Whatsapp no: +27 63 093 5671


Don't miss out! Apply now to ensure you have the financial support you need to succeed in your studies. Head over to the NSFAS website for all the information you need and to start your application. If you were funded by NSFAS in the first trimester of 2024, you generally don't need to reapply. However, it's always a good idea to check your myNSFAS account for any updates or requirements.

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