NSFAS took to Twitter to remind the public of the deadline for bursary applications for the 2021 academic year, further clarifying that both university and TVET college students can apply.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) took to Twitter on Wednesday, 21 October 2020, to remind the public of the closing date for bursary applications for the 2021 academic year. The scheme previously stated that funding opportunities are inclusive of learners in grades 9 to 12.
However, the latest post also highlighted that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students can also apply for funding. The post comes after the protest action undertaken by the South African Students Congress (SASCO) last week. The student body, along with TVET college students, were protesting against TVET colleges not being recognised as institutions of choice. The supposition was made because of the alleged lack of funding and infrastructural advancement at TVET colleges.
Applications for the 2021 academic year close on Tuesday, 30 November 2020.
See the post below.
Apply for a NSFAS bursary before 30 November 2020 to receive financial assistance to study at a university or TVET college in 2021. You can apply online at https://t.co/4gk75HosNN or get help with your application at your nearest NYDA Center#NSFAS2021 pic.twitter.com/SaGdBxYDJ4
— NSFAS (@myNSFAS) October 21, 2020