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NSFAS requirements for 2019

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme famous as NSFAS serves as a bursary program providing financial assistance necessary for learners to attain their career dreams.

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme famous as NSFAS serves as a bursary program providing financial assistance necessary for learners to attain their career dreams. The scheme offers fully subsidized training programs and free higher education to both financially challenged and working class South Africans. Who qualifies for NSFAS? The plan is exclusively available for eligible applicants who satisfy the NSFAS requirements discussed below.

The core mission of the scheme cuts across three main elements, which include providing financial assistance to learners from poor and working class families interested in enrolling in public universities and TVET colleges. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme essentially identifies eligible learners and awards them with bursaries for their enrolled programmes. As such, the scheme also collects past student loans in the view of financing new students. Most importantly, the scheme supports new applicants who are unable to afford further education regardless of their financial potential. Read on for National Student Financial Aid Scheme requirements before enrolling and accessing the scheme funding.

 What is needed when applying for NSFAS?

Although the NSFAS application for the 2019 academic year is already closed, you can prepare for the next intake by understanding that there are several qualifications which applicants must satisfy before submitting their applications. It is also essential to keep track of important dates and stay up to date with NSFAS notifications. NSFAS bursary and financial aid is exclusively open for South African citizens willing to further their studies and satisfy the following conditions:

  • Only applicants with a combined annual household income of less than R350,000 annually are acceptable for subsidized study enrollments.
  • SASSA grant recipients who are first-time registrants for undergraduate qualifications at a public university or TVET College.
  • Those who have excelled in Grade 9 and 10 and require financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme to study at TVET college.
  • First time registrants for an undergraduate qualification at a public university or already registered at a TVET college for one of the National Certificate Vocational or the report 191 programme.
  • SASSA grant recipients that are already studying at a TVET college or public universities and registered before this year for different qualifications.
  • Already registered University learners with combined annual household income not exceeding R122,000 annually.
  • Learners who have already passed grade 12 to receive National Student Financial Aid Scheme funding for university studies

When making your applications, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme will grant you an option of applying for DHET funding. It is also necessary to complete the consent forms as a part of the requirements. It is vital to clear all the credit checks in time for NSFAS to verify all the household income values.

In the qualifications, non-south African students should not apply because the National Student Financial Aid Scheme receives local learners only. Prospective learners should also realize that they stand a chance to receive bursaries only after successfully receiving an enrollment. Applications for financial aid should also be completed within an acceptable period. Before starting your applications, consult the student support offices for necessary assistance as pertaining to opening an account with myNSFAS Self Service portal.

NSFAS requirements 2019 are essential to qualify for NSFAS services. Meeting these requirements not only serves to enhance your eligibility but also guarantees a chance for further studies with The National Student Financial Aid Scheme. So, if you meet the above NSFAS requirements, what are you waiting for? Grab the next opportunity when applications are open and get the chance of a lifetime to further your studies.

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SPEBS bursary Scheme – second semester

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ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

The SPEBS (SAICE Patrons Engineering Bursary Scheme) bursary scheme was founded in 1992 and is administered by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, to financially assist academically deserving students.

Bursaries will be awarded to those studying towards a Civil Engineering Degree or National Diploma.
 

The bursary fund is currently awarded to a maximum value of R6 500 per student per semester – this funding is intended to assist students with paying for registration fees, tuition and prescribed books.

Successful candidates will receive feedback during September.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying towards a Civil Engineering qualification (Degree or National Diploma)
  • Passed and completed all previous subjects
  • Degree students: must have passed first year exams – the bursary will sponsor 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students
  • National Diploma students: must have passed S1/ first level exams – the bursary will sponsor S2, S3 and S4 students
  • Studying at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Proven financial need
  • Good academic record

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the SAICE SPEBS Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
 

Submit :

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record to date (certified copy)
  • Proof of tertiary registration (certified copy) (successful applicants only)

Applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: spebs@saice.org.za

2) Fax: 011 805 5971

3) Post:
SAICE Career Guidance
Private Bag X200
Halfway House
1685
 

CLOSING DATE

First semester: 31 January 2020.
Second semester: 31 July 2020.

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Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) Imfundo Trust Scholarship

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ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE

The Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) Imfundo Trust will be awarding scholarships within the following fields of study (undergraduate degree or diploma):

  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Finance and Management Sciences/ Studies
  • Law
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Data Processing
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE & SELECTION

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed books, approved study materials, accommodation in residence or equivalent private accommodation, meals and a small stipend.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Will be in your 1st or 2nd year of study in 2021
  • Studying or intend on studying at a recognised public University in South Africa
  • Students entering the 1st year of study in 2021: must have achieved a minimum average of 70% in the mid-year Matric examinations AND a minimum of 70% in Mathematics, 70% in English FAL or 60% in English HL
  • Students currently in the 1st year of study: must have achieved a minimum average of 65% in the most recent exams
  • Preference will be given to students from rural and township areas

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Applications must be done in one of the following ways:
1) Online at: https://leap.ly/campaign/study-trust
You will be required to Register an account before you can Login and apply. This is the preferred method of application.

2) By downloading and completing the StudyTrust Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Only for current Matric students and Gap year students who do NOT have internet access. A valid email address is required.

Applications must be submitted via email to apply@studytrust.org.za or faxed to 086 538 1537.


 Supporting Documentation:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of provisional admission to a tertiary institution
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photo of you (head and shoulders only)
  • Testimonial from an Educational Official
  • Parents/ guardians/ household proof of income (salary or wage slips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ affidavit stating annual income if self-employed/ 3 months most recent bank statements or latest audited financial statement if they own a business/ SASSA letter stating grants received if applicable/ death certificate if deceased/ letter from the court stating child support amount if parents are divorced or affidavit from parent stating the child support amount received if parents are separated)

CLOSING DATE

30 September 2020.

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
Fax: 086 538 1537
Email: apply@studytrust.org.za / applications@StudyTrust.org.za

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Sanlam Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

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ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

Sanlam are offering bursary awards to Actuarial Science students.
 

The Sanlam bursary will cover the following study expenses: tuition fees, actuarial board exam fees, accommodation fees, book allowance and pocket money.

Apart from financial aid, students will also receive the following:

  • Vacation work
  • Opportunities to network with Sanlam staff members
  • Academic support and mentoring from actuarial professionals at Sanlam
  • Rotational work opportunities across various disciplines
  • A guaranteed employment position once graduated

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • South African citizen
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • Enrolled and been accepted to study Actuarial Science in the upcoming year
  • Achieved a minimum of 90% for Mathematics (for Matric and Grade 11)
  • Achieved a minimum “A” overall average (for Matric and Grade 11)
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • *Preference will be given to students from designated groups (African/ Indian/ Coloured)

Students must also possess the following personal attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Have strong analytical abilities
  • Adaptable to various situations
  • Able to function independently
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Have order and accuracy

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Applications must be done online at: https://careers.sanlamcloud.co.za/job/Sanlam-Actuarial-Bursaries-WC/597290201/
 

Submit supporting documentation:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 year end results (certified copy)
  • Matric mid-year results (certified copy)
  • NBT results
  • Curriculum Vitae (with focus on academics, extra-mural activities and leadership skills)
  • Motivational letter (explaining the following in your own words: What does an Actuary do. Why you wish to study Actuarial Science. Why do you deserve to be awarded the bursary. Do you have the skills and will to become an Actuary. If you do not become an Actuary, what career will you pursue.)

CLOSING DATE

30 June 2020.

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