The University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. UJ has transformed into a diverse, inclusive, transformational and collegial institution, with a student population of over 50 000, of which more than 3000 are international students from 80 countries. This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system.
The vision of the UJ is to be “an international University of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future”. The mission can be described as follows: “inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge”. These are underpinned by four values, namely: imagination, conversation, regeneration and ethical foundation. The six strategic objectives provide a focused means for realising the Vision, Mission and Values of the University as set out above. They further represent a re-working of the original UJ Strategic Thrusts 2020 in the context of a wider positioning of the University as “The Pan-African” Centre for Critical Intellectual Inquiry, with the primary goal of achieving global excellence and stature.
Are you a UJ student or looking to study at UJ and wondering whether NSFAS will fund your studies? Keep on reading to find out if they do and what they offer.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a government bursary that is available to underprivileged South African students who are looking to study at a public university or TVET College.
They provide funding for registration, tuition and allowances. These allowances cover transport, living expenses and learning materials.
So do they fund students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)?
The answer is yes they do and according to a statement released by UJ as of 3 March, 2022 NSFAS approved 15 564 UJ students to enable them to register for the 2022 academic year.
NSFAS Funded students will receive the following:
- Once off-book allowance for textbooks and other learning materials (usually up to R5200 per year)
- Meal allowance (usually R15 000 paid over 10 months)
- Travel allowance for students staying at home (usually R7500 paid over 10 months)
- Accommodation allowance, for students staying at UJ Privately Owned Student Accommodation. (usually up to R40 000 paid over 10 months)
The amounts of these allowances are yet to be confirmed by the university for the 2022 academic year.
Students studying at UJ and funded by NSFAS have been urged by UJ Student Finance to complete a UJ consent form and upload the required documents via U-Link before their allowances can be allocated. If they do not do so they will not receive their allowances.
They are also required to set up a student bank account in which they will receive the allowance payments.
How to Apply for NSFAS Online 2022
If you would like to apply for NSFAS 2022, follow the steps outlined below:
- You have to visit the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za online
- Then, you have to click on the “myNSFAS” tab
- After that, you create your myNSFAS account
- After creating myNSFAS account, you then have to click on the “Apply” tab
- Answer the following questions you see on your screen
- Update all your personal information
- Upload all the required supporting documents
- Lastly, Click on “Submit” to send your application for review.