List of NSFAS Funded Courses for 2022/2023 Academic Year

Both NSFAS-funded and non-NSFAS-funded students registered for approved courses at public universities in the 2022 and 2023 academic years are eligible to receive these learning devices to support their studies. All Courses offered in TVET are funded by NSFAS.

The following bursary programs are offered by the NSFAS Application for 2023:

1. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) which is responsible for the assessment practices and systems for vocational and continuing education and training. The TVET bursary covers full cost of college fees as indicated in the programme costs of the current academic year as well as travel and accommodation expenses.

2. Public University Bursaries: The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) provides through the National Student Financial Aid System (NSFAS) assistance to the needy but qualified students who have gained admission to public universities in South Africa. They pay for the tuition fees and accommodation while providing allowances to students to help them throughout their chosen funded course.

3. Social Work Bursaries is provided by the Department of Social Development and is aimed to provide financial assistance to qualified students who wish to pursue studies in Bachelor of Social Work degree. Priorities are given to youth between the ages of 18 – 35 years in line with government’s goals of youth’s active participation in socio-economic activities. Social Worker bursary cover pays for cost for registration, tuition fee, book allowance, accommodation allowance, meals, and stipends for practical work experience as determined by the university.

4. Disability Bursary Programme provides financial support to applicants with disabilities who need financial assistance and possess good academic performance. Students eligible for this bursary must provide proof of disability and a quotation for assistive devices as required guidelines with the application form. An assistive device will be provided through applicant’s arrangement to the student disability unit at the university or TVET college where the applicant is going to study. This is to improve the quality of life of the applicant with the disability and reduce the costs of dependency and care as well as to enhance the prospect of employment and participation within the economy that is facilitated by a higher education qualification.

List of Courses Funded By NSFAS

Courses Funded By NSFAS
Adult LearningMechatronics
Building ConstructionMedia Studies
Building ConstructionMusic
Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue ServicesNature Conservation
Communication StudiesOccupationally Directed ETD Practice
Consumer ServicesOffice Administration
Cultural StudiesPeople/Human-Centred Development
Curative HealthPerforming Arts
Design StudiesPersonal Care
Drawing Office PracticePhysical Planning, Design and Management
Early Childhood DevelopmentPhysical Sciences
Earth and Space SciencesPreventive Health
Electrical Infrastructure ConstructionProcess Instrumentation
Engineering and Related DesignPrimary Agriculture
Environmental RelationsProcess Plant Operations
Environmental SciencesProcurement
Fabrication and ExtractionProject Management
Film Television and VideoPromotive Health and Developmental Services
Finance, Economics and AccountingPsychology
Forestry and Wood TechnologyPublic Administration
General Social SciencePublic Policy, Politics and Democratic Citizenship
GenericPublic Relations
Generic ManagementRehabilitative Health/Services
Higher Education and TrainingReligious and Ethical Foundations of Society
HorticultureRural and Agrarian Studies
Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and LeisureSafety in Society
Human ResourcesSchooling
Industrial & Organizational Governance and HR DevelopmentSecondary Agriculture
Information StudiesSovereignty of the State
Information Technology and Computer SciencesSport
Justice in SocietyTraditions, History and Legacies
LanguageTransport, Operations and Logistics
Life SciencesUndefined
LiteratureUrban and Regional Studies
Manufacturing and AssemblyVisual Arts
MarketingWholesale and Retail
Mathematical Sciences

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