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How to Find TVET College NSFAS Funding. TVET Colleges and NSFAS Funding: Everything You Need To Know! Learn about the disability application and the NSFAS-Wallet. This post also lists all TVET colleges offering NSFAS funding to students in South Africa.

NSFAS Funding at Technical Vocational Education and Training Colleges

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NSFAS provides funding at 26 universities and 50 TVET colleges. Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in South Africa provide important opportunities for qualifying for different careers.

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TVET College NSFAS Funds for Reducing Poverty In South Africa

Do you wish to study or are already studying at a public university or TVET college and come from a family with an income of R350 000 or less? Then you need to read this:

You, yes you, qualify for a government bursary offered via the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

TVET College NSFAS: Bursaries and Funding

The Department of Higher Education and Training offers bursaries for National Certificate Vocational courses and courses at public TVET Colleges to students who meet the criteria.

Points to note:

  • Bursaries are not loans, they are better as you don’t have to pay them back.
  • Bursaries are administered by the National Student Financial Aid Service (NSFAS).

Note that bursaries can vary from college to college. Therefore ask the college you plan to enroll at about bursaries for the course you would like to study.

TVET College NSFAS Closing Dates: 2023

Take a look at how the dates worked for 2023. As you can see, there are times to apply throughout the year.

2023 NSFAS TVET Walk-In applications CalendarOpening dateClosing date
Trimester 2 Applications5th May 202322nd May 2023
Semester 2 Applications17th July 202331st July 2023
Trimester 3 Applications04th September 202320th September 2023
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How to Apply for NSFAS TVET College Funding Now

National Certificate Vocation (NC(v)) Semester 1 and Trimester 1 

  • Annual – online application and walk-in assistive capture application at the beginning of each year.

Trimesters 2 & 3 as per DHET calendar

  • May and September respectively, also Walk-in assistive capture applications.

Semester 2 June 

  • July walk-in, assistive capture application.

Where to apply for TVET College NSFAS funding?

You can apply through:

  • TVET college bursary offices
  • Online
  • NSFAS head office

TVET College NSFAS Bursaries

TVET College NSFAS bursaries are subject to two important criteria:

  1. Applicants undergo a ‘means test’ to establish if the student really does need financial assistance. A means test is not an actual test to be afraid of – it usually questions about your personal situation to see if you are someone who must be assisted.
  2. Applicants must have a good academic performance record.
  • Prospective students who believe they meet these criteria should contact their nearest public TVET College.  The college will provide the application forms and oversee the application process.

What Does TVET College NSFAS Funding Cover?

  • Registration & Tuition Fees
  • Personal Care Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Accommodation Allowance

TVET College NSFAS Amounts Covered

  • Urban area accommodation R24,000 per annum
  • Peri-urban area accommodation R18,900 per annum
  • Rural area accommodation R15,750 per annum
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7,350  per annum
  • Transport R7000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum
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TVET College NSFAS Allowances Paid Via The Wallet

NSFAS-Funded students who qualify to receive allowances directly from NSFAS will receive cash funds in their NSFAS Wallets.

Your NSFAS Wallet will allow you to withdraw cash and/or spend at any merchant registered by NSFAS. Allowance amounts are determined through consultation with institutions, communicated to NSFAS when you register.

  • When your NSFAS Wallet account is created by NSFAS, you will receive a “Welcome” SMS advising you to verify your account.
  • Ensure at ALL times that you have access to the cell phone number you provided to NSFAS upon application, as this is the number we will use to deposit your funds.
  • Should you wish to withdraw cash, you may do so at any of our cash withdrawal merchants, Checkers, Boxer, U-Save and select Spar stores. Note that these stores have daily cash withdrawal limits from R200 – R1000 per day.
  • Spending at a registered store has no limit i.e. you can spend up to the maximum value of your cash wallet.

Which TVET Colleges Have NSFAS-Wallet?

Please note that only students studying at the following institutions receive their allowances through NSFAS Wallet:

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  • Capricorn TVET College
  • Central Johannesburg TVET College
  • Coastal KZN TVET College
  • East Cape Midlands TVET College
  • Ehlanzeni TVET College
  • Ekurhuleni East TVET College
  • Ekurhuleni West TVET College
  • Elangeni TVET College
  • Esayidi TVET College
  • Flavius Mareka TVET College
  • Goldfields TVET College
  • Gert Sibande TVET College
  • Ingwe TVET College
  • King Hintsa TVET College
  • Letaba TVET College
  • Lephalale TVET College
  • Majuba TVET College
  • Mnambithi TVET College
  • Mopani South East TVET College
  • Motheo TVET College
  • Mthashana TVET College
  • Nkangala TVET College
  • Orbit TVET College
  • Port Elizabeth TVET College
  • Sekhukhune TVET College
  • Taletso TVET College
  • Thekwini TVET College
  • Tshwane North TVET College
  • Umfolozi TVET College
  • Umgugundlovu TVET College
  • Vhembe TVET College
  • Vuselela TVET College
  • Waterberg TVET College

TVET College NSFAS Funding Contacts

Visit the NSFAS website. For all queries, please contact the NSFAS Contact Centre on 08000 67327 or send your queries/feedback to info@nsfas.org.za

TVET College NSFAS Qualifying Criteria

How To Qualify for TVET College NSFAS Funding

  • Only South African citizens are eligible for this bursary scheme;
  • A student must be registered or intending to register on a PLP, NC(V) or Report 191 programme at any of the fifty (50) public TVET Colleges in South Africa;
  • Must be in need of financial assistance (NSFAS will determine whether or not a student meets the financial eligibility criteria);
  • Returning students must demonstrate proven and accepted academic performance (academically deserving) in line with the College’s progression policy or the progression prescriptions of the Bursary Rules and Guidelines (whichever is higher);
  • Must not be enrolling for a qualification that duplicates previous learning that was state-funded; and
  • Applicants will qualify if they fall within the maximum threshold of up to R350,000 of combined gross family income per annum and are admitted/received a firm offer for enrolment in a College.

Who Qualifies For TVET College NSFAS Funding?

  • All South African citizens
  • All SASSA grant recipients qualifies for funding
  • Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
  • A person with disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who started studying before 2018 and whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

Apply For TVET College NSFAS Disability Support

The NSFAS Disability Bursary Programme provides financial support to students with disabilities who require financial aid and possess the ability to pass their academic subjects. It is intended to open opportunities in higher education, provide the necessary additional teaching and support for students to overcome learning barriers resulting from disabilities.

NSFAS Application process for students with disabilities

If you have a disability, you must complete Annexures A and B and attach proof of disability and quotation for assistive devices with the application form.

Who should not apply for NSFAS Finance?

  • Students who have completed a previous qualification.
  • Students with a combined household income of more than R350 000 per annum.
  • Finally, students who have already applied, qualified and received funding. They are automatically funded for the duration of their studies provided they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements.
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TVET College NSFAS Funding for Economic Priority Qualifications

A TVET qualification will equip you with vocational & occupational skills required for employment in South Africa. Also, it will enable your entrepreneurial potential to start your own business. South Africa has skill shortages in engineering, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, etc. that will build a strong economy; and the TVETs are the vehicle for a new skills revolution.

Read About Different TVET Colleges Industry Focus

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What courses are offered at TVET colleges?

Public TVET Colleges offer a very wide range of courses/programmes that have been developed to respond to the scarce skills needed by employers. Courses vary in duration from a short course of a few hours to formal diploma courses of three years.

Naturally the costs of the courses also vary considerably but it is important to remember that Department of Higher Education and Training programmes are subsidised by 80% of the delivery cost and for the remaining 20% that would be paid by the student, many full bursaries are available.

About TVET Colleges: Did You Know?

  1. Fifty registered and accredited public TVET Colleges in South Africa operate on more than 264 campuses across rural and urban areas. Public TVET Colleges are established and operated under the authority of the Continuing Education and Training Act 16 of 2006 and report to the Department of Higher Education and Training. 

TVET Colleges also offer learnerships which is free training for youth and the unemployed. Check out the latest list of learnerships qualifications and ask if any are available at your nearest TVET.

What are TVET Qualifications Worth?: Commerce and Industry Relevance

In an effort to ensure that courses are relevant to the needs of commerce and industry, public colleges go to great lengths to secure linkages and partnerships with key role-players in commerce and industry and with the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). A number of colleges have a management division devoted to this aspect.

TVET Modes of Delivery

Different colleges may offer qualifications in different ways – this is referred to as a ‘mode of delivery’. Some colleges also offer blended learning (e-learning) facilities for some course content. A number of the larger campuses have Open Learning Centres.  Further information can be given by the college on this aspect when applying or enrolling for course admission.

 Job Shadowing and Practical Workplace Exposure

Public TVET colleges try as far as possible to facilitate job shadowing and practical workplace opportunities for top-performing students. Many campuses also operate simulated enterprises to augment the need for practical exposure related to the course of study.

International Exchange

In an increasingly globalised labour market, a number of public TVET Colleges have international partnerships with similar institutions in various parts of the world. This ensures that education and training is internationally benchmarked with best practice in diverse international settings.

TVET College Funding Priorities

NSFAS funds Ministerial approved programmes and students must refer to each TVET college for specific details as they vary from college to college. However the generally funded programmes are listed as:

  1. Engineering Studies – (National Certificate -Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 and Engineering studies – Report 191 N1-N6
  2. Engineering and Related Design; Electrical Infrastructure; Civil Engineering Construction and Information Technology & Computer Science
  3. Business & Utility Studies (National Certificate – Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Report 191 N1-N6
  4. Management; Marketing; Finance; Office Administration; Economics & Accounting; Education & Development; Hospitality; Tourism; Safety in Society and Transport & Logistics
  5. Pre-Learning Programme (PLP) funding through NSFAS
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List of All TVET Colleges Offering NSFAS Funding

TVET Colleges Overview

  • Public TVET Colleges are funded by the state
  • more than 650 000 students are in public TVET College education.

TVET College NSFAS in Eastern Cape

  • Buffalo City TVET College

Website: www.bccollege.co.za
Tel: 043 704 9262, 043 704 9201
Fax: 043 743 4254
Email: information@bccollege.co.za 

  • Eastcape Midlands TVET College

Website: emcol.co.za
Tel: 041 995 2000, 086 038 8879
Email: info@emcol.co.za

  • Ikhala TVET College

Website: www.ikhala.edu.za
Tel: 45 873 8800
Fax: 
047 873 8844
Email: 
ntozelizwe.tom@ikhala.edu.za

  • Ingwe TVET College

Website: ingwecollege.edu.za
Tel: 039 255 0346/1415
Fax: 
039 255 0347
Email: 
info@ingwecollege.edu.za

  • King Hintsa TVET College

Website: n/a
Tel: 047 401 6400 / 047 401 6411
Fax: 
047 492 2398
Email: 
jomoj@kinghintsacollege.edu.za

  • King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College

Website: www.ksdcollege.edu.za
Tel: 47 505 1000
Fax: 
47 536 0932
Email: 
info@ksdcollege.edu.za

  • Lovedale TVET College

Website: www.lovedalecollege.co.za

Tel: 087 238 2223
Fax: 
043 642 1388 
Email: 
headquarters@lovedale.org.za

  • Port Elizabeth TVET College

Website: www.pecollege.edu.za
Tel: 41 509 6000
Fax: 
41 582-2281
Email: 
info@pecollege.edu.za

TVET Colleges Offering NSFAS in Free State

  • Flavius Mareka TVET College

Website: flaviusmareka.net
Tel: 016 976 0829/0815
Fax: 
016 973 1618
Email: 
thembi@flaviusmareka.net

  • Goldfields TVET College

Website: goldfieldstvet.edu.za
Tel: 057 9106000
Fax: 
057 3921082
Email: 
info@goldfieldstvet.edu.za

  • Maluti TVET College

Website:  malutitvet.co.za
Tel: 058 713 0612 / 087 941 3587
Fax: 
058 713-6975​
Email: 
tsotetsi.me@malutitvet.co.za​

  • Motheo TVET College

Website: www.motheotvet.co.za
Tel: 051 406 9300
Fax: 
051 406 9434 
Email: 
marketing@motheotvet.co.za


TVET College NSFAS in Gauteng

  • Central Johannesburg TVET College

Website: cjc.edu.za
Tel: 011 351 6000 / 011 484 1388
Fax: 
011 642 7358
Email: 
info@cjc.edu.co.za

  • Ekurhuleni East TVET College

Website: www.eec.edu.za

Tel: 011 730 6600

Fax: 011 736 1489/9909
Email: nfo@eec.edu.za

  • Ekurhuleni West TVET College

Website: www.ewc.edu.za
Tel: 011 876 6958
Fax: 011 323 1601
Email: 
info@ewc.edu.za

  • Sedibeng TVET College

Website: www.sedcol.co.za
Tel: 016 422 6645 / 016 420 2520
Fax: 
016 422 6646
Email: 
joycemakofane@sedcol.co.za

  • South West TVET College

Website: www.swgc.za
Tel: 086 176 8849
Fax: 
011 984 1262
Email: 
acoetzer@swgc.co.za

  • Tshwane North TVET College

Website: www.tnc.edu.za
Tel: (012) 401 1600
Email: 
Fetnatashia.smal@tnc.edu.za
Portal: TNC Student Portal

  • Tshwane South TVET College

Website: http://www.tsc.edu.za 
Tshwane South TVET College Online Application
Tel: 012 401 5000
Fax:

Email: info@tsc.edu.za

  • Western TVET College

Website: www.westcol.co.za
Portal: Westcol Student Portal
Tel: 011 692 4004/82
Fax: 
011 692 3404
Email: 
info@westcol.co.za


TVET College NSFAS in KwaZulu-Natal

  • KwaZulu-Natal Coastal TVET College

Website: www.coastalkzn.co.za
Tel: +27 31 905 7000/1
Fax: 
+27 31 905 1399
Email: 
info.coastal@kzntvet.edu.za

  • Elangeni TVET College

Website: www.elangeni.edu.za
Tel: +27 (0) 31 716 6700
Fax: 
+27 (0) 31 716 6777
Email: 
info@elangeni.edu.za

  • Esayidi TVET College

Website: www.esayidifet.co.za
Tel: 039 685 5482/3
Fax: 
039 625 4135
Email: 
info@esayidifet.co.za

  • Majuba TVET College

Website: majuba.edu.za
Tel: +27 34 326 4888 

  • Mnambithi TVET College

Website: www.mnambithicollege.co.za
Tel: 036 631 0380
Fax: 
036 631 4146
Email: info.mnambithi@feta.gov.za

  • Mthashana TVET College

Website: www.mthashanacollege.co.za
Tel: 034 980 1010
Fax: 
034 980 1012
Email: 
mthashanaInfo@feta.gov.za

  • Thekwini TVET College

Website: thekwinicollege.co.za
Tel: 031 2508272/3
Fax:
Email: 
info.thekwini@feta.gov.za

  • Umfolozi TVET College

Website: www.umfolozicollege.co.za
Tel: +27 (35) 902 9501
Fax: 
+27 (35) 789 2585
Email: info@umfolozi.edu.za

  • Umgungundlovu TVET College

Website: www.utvet.co.za
Tel: 033 341 2100/2214
Email: 
marketing@ufetc.edu.za


TVET College NSFAS in Limpopo

  • Capricorn TVET College

Website: www.capricorncollege.edu.za
Tel: (015) 230 1800
Fax: 
(015) 291 2767
Email: 
enquiries@capricorncollege.edu.za

  • Lephalale TVET College

Website: leptvetcol.edu.za
Tel: 014 763 2252
Email: 
principal@leptvetcol.edu.za

  • Letaba TVET College

Website: www.letcol.co.za
Tel: (015) 3075440
Fax: 
(015) 3072204
Email: 
centraloffice@letcol.co.za

  • Mopani South East TVET College

Website: mopanicollege.edu.za
Tel: 015 781 5721/5
Fax: 
015 781 5346
Email: 
administration@mopanicollege.edu.za

  • Sekhukhune TVET College

Website: www.sekhukhunetvet.edu.za
Tel: 013 269 0278
Fax: 013 269-0450
Email: 
sekfet@sekfetcol.co.za

  • Vhembe TVET College

Website: www.vhembecollege.edu.za
Tel: 015 963 7000
Email: 
info@vhembecollege.edu.za

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  • Waterberg TVET College

Website: waterbergcollege.co.za
Tel: 015 – 492 9000/9007
Fax: 
015 – 492 9042
Email: hq@waterbergcollege.co.za

TVET College NSFAS in Mpumalanga

  • Ehlanzeni TVET College

Website: www.ehlanzenicollege.co.za
Tel: +27 13 741 301
Email: 
onmazibuko@ehlanzenicollege.co.za

  • Gert Sibande TVET College

Website: gscollege.co.za
Tel: (017) 712-9040/58
Fax: 
(017) 712 9059
Email: 
info@gscollege.co.za

  • Nkangala TVET College

Website: www.ntc.edu.za
Tel: +27 (0) 13 658 4700
Fax: +27 (0) 13 690 1450
Email: info@nkangalafet.edu.za


TVET College NSFAS in Northern Cape

  • Northern Cape Rural TVET College

Website: ncrtvet.com
Tel: 054 332 4711
Email:
 info@ncrtvet.edu.za

  • Northern Cape Urban TVET College

Website: ncutvet.edu.za
Tel: (053) 839-2063
Fax: 
(053) 839-2068
Email: 
info@ncutvet.edu.za


TVET College NSFAS in North West

  • Orbit TVET College

Website: www.orbitcollege.co.za
Tel: (014) 592 7014
Fax: 
(014) 592 7013
Email: 
info@orbitcollege.co.za

  • Taletso TVET College

Website: taletso.edu.za
Tel: 018 384 2341
Fax: 
+27 (0) 18 384 7511
Email: 
info@taletsocollege.co.za

  • Vuselela TVET College

Website: www.vuselelacollege.co.za
Tel: 018 406 7800
Fax: 
018 406 7810


TVET College NSFAS in Western Cape

  • Boland TVET College

Website: www.bolandcollege.com
Tel: 021 886 7111/2
Fax: 
021 886 8260
Email: 
hq@bolandcollege.com

  • College of Cape Town for TVET

Website: www.cct.edu.za
Tel: +27 21 404 6700
Fax: 
+27 21 404 6701
Email: 

  • False Bay TVET College

Website: https://www.falsebaycollege.co.za
Tel: 021 787 0800

  • Northlink TVET College

Website: https://www.northlink.co.za
Tel: +27 21 970 9000
Fax: 
0860 278839

  • South Cape TVET College

Website: sccollege.co.za
Tel: 044 884 0359
Fax: 
044 884 0361
Email: 
central@scccollege.co.za

  • West Coast TVET College

Website: https://www.westcoastcollege.co.za
Tel: (022) 482 1143
Email: 
info@westcoastcollege.co.za

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