Can nsfas fund you for a second degree

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Can nsfas fund you for a second degree

Can nsfas fund you for a second degree

NSFAS does fund postgraduate students. However, only select courses are funded. If the second qualification is a professional requirement for employment, then it will be funded.

“Post-graduate students and B-Techs must be allowed to register. We are demanding postgraduate funding,” said SAUS in their list of demands to Minister Blade Nzimande. This comes as the need for more options for Postgraduate students in multiple faculties rises. When students complete their undergraduate degrees and want to continue studying, they are left with limited funding options.

Even if NSFAS funded these students for their first degree, there is no guarantee that they will be funded for their second qualification.

For postgraduate studies, only the students of the following fields are accepted:

  • B Tech – Architecture/Architectural Technology
  • B Tech – Biokinetics/Biomedical Technology/Biotechnology
  • B Tech: Chiropractic
  • B Tech: Clinical Technology/Dental Technology
  • B Tech: Emergency Medical Care
  • B Tech: Engineering (Chemical/Civil/Electrical/Industrial/Mechanical/Mechatronics/Metallurgy/Refractories)
  • B Tech: Forestry
  • B Tech: Homeopathy
  • B Tech: Nursing/Nursing Science/Community Nursing/Primary Healthcare/Occupational Nursing)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Laws/LLB

Postgraduate diplomas, Honours degrees, Masters degrees as well as PhD degrees are not generally funded. Postgraduate students in fields not mentioned above are advised to apply to the National Research Foundation (NRF).

When is NSFAS Opening for Applications?

When and How to Apply: NSFAS Application for 2022 will be opening on 1st September and close on 30th November 2021.
No Late Application.

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REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

  1. Provide your own cellphone number and email address
  2. You must have a copy of your ID or birth certificate
  3. National ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse
  4. The evidence of your income or 1 year’s IRP5 if necessary
  5. The proof of income of your parents, guardian or spouse.
  6. If you are a SASSA grant recipient, you don’t need to provide any evidence of income.
  7. All Applicants with a disability should provide and submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form
  8. An applicant who is known as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development should also provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form. NSFAS Online Application 2022-2023

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X1, Plumstead, 7801
Physical 2nd Floor, House Vincent, 10 Brodie Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7700
Tel 021 763 3200 / 08000 67327
Web www.nsfas.org.za

How to Apply for NSFAS Online 2022

If you would like to apply for NSFAS 2022, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. You have to visit the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za online
  2. Then, you have to click on the “myNSFAS” tab
  3. After that, you create your myNSFAS account
  4. After creating myNSFAS account, you then have to click on the “Apply” tab
  5. Answer the following questions you see on your screen
  6. Update all your personal information
  7. Upload all the required supporting documents
  8. Lastly, Click on “Submit” to send your application for review.

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