How can I get Nsfas

How can I get Nsfas

How can I get Nsfas : We have produced an infographic for quick reference on how to get an NSFAS Loan. As well as who, how and how much goes into an NSFAS Loan.

73,7%: The collective bumber of courses passed by all students receiving NSFAS funding.

Amount paid out to students:

2000 – R513m
2005 – R1, 217m
2007 – R1, 791m
2008 – R2, 375m
2009 – R3, 154m

NSFAS are giving six times the amount of loans they were ten years ago.

Number of students in higher education assisted:
2009 – 138 235
2008 – 118 445
2007 – 113 617
2006 – 108 416
2005 – 106 852
2004 – 98 810
2003 – 96 555
2002 – 86 149
2001 – 80 516
2000 – 72 037

NSFAS have assisted over a million students in the last ten years.

Demographics of recipients 2007 -2009:
45% – Male
55% – Female
93% – African
7% – Other

What funding do you need?

Study Loan:
Apply, Apply at the educational institution where you plan to study.
Some institutions will issue you with study & financial application forms. Fill in both.

Pay Back, You only start repaying once you start earning a salary. Repayments are based on the salary you earn,starting at 3% of your annual salary.

Who is eligible,
– SA Citizens
– Registered at a SA University or University of Technology
– An undergraduate, studying for 1st Higher Ed qualification
– Studying for a 2nd Higher Ed qualification if neccesary for profession eg. LLB
– Able to demonstrate potential for academic success
– In need of financial assistance

Bursary:
Funza Lushaka Bursary, Full-cost bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they receive the bursary.

Social Work, Bursaries for those interested in studying Social Work are provided by the Dept of Social Development. The student applies for the bursary at the Provincial Department’s offices. These bursaries have a work back condition.

National Skills Fund, Bursaries from the National Skills Fund are available for students with a study focus in a scarce skills area.

FET College Bursaries, Bursaries for the National Certificate (Vocational) and for certain NATED courses at FET Colleges are available for qualifying students. Students must apply for funding through the FET College’s Student Support Services.

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Visit www.sastudy.co.za for more.
General NSFAS enquiries contact info@nsfas.org.za
Information sourced from http://www.nsfas.org.za/loan-and-bursary.htm

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Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.