NSFAS BURSARIES (TSC)

FROM THE DESK OF THE CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER (PRINCIPAL)

Since 2019 is drawing to a close, I think it will be proper and befitting to thank all the staff members who put our College on the map. I can report with pride and confidence that our College is doing well in a number of areas. The aforesaid would not be attained without your dedicated and selfless contribution. Secondly, I would also like to thank the class of 2019 as without them we would not have a College.

I wish you all of the best and a restful as well as peaceful Festive Season. I implore all of you to take good care of yourselves. Make sure that your batteries are recharged to once again ensure that Tshwane South Technical and Vocational Education and Training College (TSC) ranks high as one of the best institutions in the Republic of South Africa en route to be the best globally.

The College has done and continue to do well in a number of fronts. The Gandhi-Mandela Centre of Specialisation at Pretoria West Campus is on a verge of being completed. We have started to unpack and commission the machines bought for us by the Indian Government and for the foregoing, we are very grateful. The College continues to develop its staff members through numerous workshops. I have noted with excitement that the College is in the process of reproducing itself as most of the staff members who were recently promoted are the direct product of TSC (LOCAL IS LEKKER). The Student Support Services of the College is still rated as one of the best in the TVET Sector etc.

The beloved brethren let us all contribute to a noble course of drastically reducing the number of fatalities on our South African roads. Let us avoid that which we can avoid to ensure that our roads are free from accidents.

WISH YOU A FESTIVE SEASON FULL OF GOD’S GRACE AND BLESSINGS.

Adv. JT Chiloane
Principal

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Do you come from a poor or working-class family with a combined household income of not more than R350 000 per annum?

The Department of Higher Education and Training has a bursary designed to assist you with funding towards a tertiary qualification of your choice. The bursary is administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and is available for persons who wish to or are studying at a public institution of higher education and training (university or TVET college).

Who qualifies for NSFAS
Funding will be available to:
• Students from families with a combined household income of not more than R350 000 (three hundred and fifty thousand Rand) per annum, registering at TVET colleges and universities for the first time,
• Students returning to TVET colleges and universities to complete or continue their first undergraduate qualification. Only select post-graduate qualifications are funded, please refer to the website for the full list.
• Students from families with a combined household income of up to R122 000 (one hundred and twenty-two thousand Rand) returning to TVET colleges and universities after a gap year or two to complete their first undergraduate qualification.
• Students from families who are recipients of child support grants or disability grants administered through South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will automatically qualify for NSFAS funding.
• Orphans will automatically qualify for NSFAS funding, provided there is confirmation of their status.

What the bursary covers

NSFAS funding covers the actual cost of tuition plus prescribed learning materials -this means the tuition fee for the specific programme that the student it registered for; these fees differ depending on the field of study (e.g. engineering; medicine; art; history etc.) and the institution that the student is admitted to. AND dependent on eligibility a subsidised accommodation and living costs including meals. The bursary funding is for the duration of study and does not require any repayment.

Upon qualifying for the NSFAS bursary, a beneficiary is required to sign a NSFAS Bursary Agreement with terms and conditions. Beneficiaries will then be expected to
• Comply with all academic requirements as set by institutions.
• Attend and participate in lectures, tutorials and academic support programmes as required by the institution;
• Complete all set assignments and/or tasks as required in terms of the due performance requirements of the Institution;
• Undergo all tests and examinations (written and oral) as required in terms of the due performance requirements of the institution;

NSFAS funding for postgraduate qualifications
NSFAS only accepts funding applications for the following postgraduate qualifications:

B TECH: ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY
B TECH: ARCHITECTURE (PROFESSIONAL)
B TECH: BIOKINETICS
B TECH: BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
B TECH: BIOTECHNOLOGY
B TECH: CARTOGRAPHY
B TECH: CHIROPRACTIC
B TECH: CLINICAL TECHNOLOGY
B TECH: DENTAL TECHNOLOGY
B TECH: EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE
B TECH: ENGINEERING: CHEMICAL
B TECH: ENGINEERING: CIVIL
B TECH: ENGINEERING: ELECTRICAL
B TECH: ENGINEERING: INDUSTRIAL
B TECH: ENGINEERING: MECHANICAL
B TECH: ENGINEERING: MECHANICAL: MECHATRONICS
B TECH: ENGINEERING: METALLURGY
B TECH: ENGINEERING: REFRACTORIES
B TECH: FORESTRY
B TECH: HOMOEOPATHY
B TECH: NURSING
B TECH: NURSING SCIENCE
B TECH: NURSING: COMMUNITY NURSING
B TECH: NURSING: PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
B TECH: NURSING: OCCUPATIONAL NURSING
PGCE,
LLB,
MbCHB,
PGDA

For more information on how to access this funding keep applying online