The purpose of this communique is to advise Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges on the opening and closing dates of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) application for the remaining cycles of the 2023 academic year.
Opening and Closing Dates of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Application
The opening and closing dates for 2023 NSFAS TVET Walk-In applications is aligned as closely as possible to the TVET academic calendar as issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Colleges that are participating in the Centres of Specialisation programmes should encourage participating students to apply for NSFAS funding during the available application window.
- Trimester 2 applications to open from the 5th of May 2023 and close on the 22nd of May 2023.
- Semester 2 applications to open from the 17th of July 2023 and close on the 31st of July 2023.
- Trimester 3 applications to open from the 04th of September 2023 and close on the 20th of September 2023
It is important to note that a student should apply for the relevant academic cycle which they intend to enroll.
The method of applications for all 2023 remaining cycles remains the same as the one which was utilized by students to apply for NSFAS funding for the 1st cycle of 2023, meaning the students will apply for themselves online through the NSFAS Online Application Portal.
Additionally, it is important to remind new applicants to finish the application process all the way to submission rather than just creating a profile and considering themselves to have applied.