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University of Free State National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Scholarships for South Africans, 2019

­Application for 2019 NSFAS funding is now open for applications for all new South African students. Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate degree/diploma or postgraduate degree programs.

The UFS is a research-led, student-centered and regionally-engaged university that contributes to development and social justice through the production of globally competitive graduates and knowledge. UFS vision, mission, and values help us to ‘keep our eye on the ball’. This is where we start when we make decisions, plan our future, and evaluate what we have done.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: Open for applications
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate degree/diploma or postgraduate degree programs.
  • Study Subject: You already have an undergraduate degree/diploma or postgraduate degree other than the postgraduate qualifications listed below, which you may apply for:
  1. BTech – Architecture/Architectural Technology
  2. BTech – Engineering (all disciplines), Cartography, Forestry
  3. BTech – Biokinetics, Biomedical Technology, Biotechnology
  4. BTech – Chiropractic, Homoeopathy, all Nursing
  5. BTech – Clinical or Dental Technology, Emergency Medical Care
  6. Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  7. Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  8. LLB
  • Scholarship Award: Government has set up the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to provide students with financial assistance to cover the cost for registration and tuition and to provide them with allowances for books, food, transport, and accommodation.
  • Nationality: South African citizens are eligible are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: South African citizens are eligible are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350 000 or less, you are registered at this institution, and have not been approved for NSFAS funding in 2018
    • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350 000 or less, you are registered at this institution, but have not applied for NSFAS funding before
    • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350 000 or less and you plan to study at a public university or TVET College in 2019 and require funding.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Make sure that you have certified and valid copies of the following documents before attempting to apply for funding:

• Your South African identity document/card (or an unabridged birth certificate (if you are younger than 16 years old)
• ID of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)
• Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice stating income (SASSA slips are not required and SASSA should not be included as household income)
• A completed and signed consent form must be filled in with your parent’s/guardian’s signatures. Applications without a consent form signed by all people whose incomes have been declared in the application will not be accepted and will be considered incomplete
• If you have a disability, please download the Disability Annexure A, complete it, and submit it with your application

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