Colleges That Can Be Funded By Nsfas
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government-funded financial aid scheme that helps students from low-income families to study at tertiary level. The scheme was introduced in 1999 and since then has helped thousands of South African students to continue with their studies through loans, grants and bursaries. The NSFAS website lists all universities and colleges that are part of the funding system so you can check if your school is eligible before applying.
Tshwane University of Technology
TUT is a university that is located in Pretoria. TUT offers a wide range of courses and has a strong alumni network.
Located in the city of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) was established as an independent entity in 1998 after being split from the University of South Africa. It currently boasts more than 30 000 students and has been ranked among South Africa’s top ten universities for several years running by Times Higher Education magazine.
TUT’s research output is also impressive; it currently ranks 5th out of South African universities on the National Research Foundation’s impact index, just behind Stellenbosch University and ahead of North West University (NWU). The institution produces many PhD graduates annually who often go on to contribute to South Africa’s economy through entrepreneurship or academia.
Mangosuthu University of Technology
MUT is a university of technology in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated in the suburb of Durbanville, and is one of the oldest tertiary institutions in the country. The university offers courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels.
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is one of the universities that has been added to the NSFAS funding system. It is located in Mafikeng, and was established in 2015.
The university offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The following are some of its degrees:
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc)
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is the largest university in South Africa by student numbers, and it offers a wide range of courses to more than 60,000 students. NMMU offers distance learning courses, so you can study online from wherever you want. They offer a variety of bachelor’s degrees in areas like accounting and finance; economics; education; engineering; law; languages (English or Zulu); natural sciences; social sciences such as psychology; theology and religious studies.
Vaal University Of Technology
Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is a public university located in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Southern African Development Community, the Association of African Universities and the International Association of Universities.
Walter Sisulu University
Walter Sisulu University is a South African university located in the Eastern Cape province. It was established in 2004, and named after Walter Sisulu (born 1912), an ANC activist and member of the South African Communist Party who served 20 years in prison for his anti-apartheid activities.
Walter Sisulu University is a public university that offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across three campuses: East London; Mthatha; and King Williams Town. The institution is also home to one research centre: Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR).
Central University of Technology
The Central University of Technology is a public university located in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. The university was established in 2004 as a result of the merger between the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of the Free State.
Colleges That Can Be Funded By Nsfas
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) is a public university located in the coastal city of Cape Town, South Africa. The institution was founded in 2008 and currently has a student population of over 15000 enrolled in various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The university has several campuses across Cape Town including Bellville, Kraaifontein, Mitchell’s Plain and Salt River.
The CPUT offers academic programmes under the faculties of Applied Science & Technology; Business Management Studies; Education; Engineering & Built Environment; Health Professions; Information Technology; Nursing & Health Sciences; Science & Humanities
The number of universities that have been added to the NSFAS funding system has made education more accessible to those who need funding
From 2019, the number of universities that have been added to the NSFAS funding system has made higher education more accessible to those who need funding. This is a good thing, as it will help more people get an education. Students can now study at more universities than they could before, which means they have more opportunities when it comes to choosing where they want to study.
Students who do not qualify for Nsfas funding still benefit from this new development because it makes higher education easier and cheaper for everyone else. The university fees are set by each institution individually and they vary depending on factors such as location and course requirements. For example, students may be charged R10 000 per year if they’re studying in Johannesburg but only R5000 if they’re studying in Cape Town or Durban (this includes accommodation).
The above-mentioned universities are just some of the many institutions that have been added to the NSFAS funding system. This is great news for all those who were previously unable to afford higher education as they now have more options when it comes to choosing where they want their studies financed from.