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NSFAS Second Semester applications Now Open for 2024

By Thandazo · Jul 9, 2024
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National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) second semester applications for the 2024 academic year are officially open. If you are a TVET College student and did not apply for NSFAS the previous year, this is the time to apply to be funded for your second semester studies at any TVET college in South Africa.


NSFAS Second Semester Applications - 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 2024 NSFAS second semester applications are open to TVET College students who want to pursue or a pursuing an undergraduate qualification in the following fields:

  • Financial Management
  • Management Assistant
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Clothing Production
  • Tourism
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Art and Design
  • Farming and Mechanisation
  • Other business and hospitality studies



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 second semester business/hospitality studies courses
  • 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 semester should be submitted online on the NSFAS website. The second semester 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 semester of the 2024 academic year is the 26th of July 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


NSFAS remains committed to removing financial barriers for South African students attending public TVET colleges. Whether you're a continuing student or a new applicant, this is your chance to access funding to help cover the costs of your education at Any TVET College in South Africa. 

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