Bursary Application

DHET TVET College Bursary Scheme 

Department of Higher Education and Training bursaries are available for National Certificate Vocational courses and Report 191 (NATED or 'N') courses at public TVET Colleges to students who meet the criteria. These bursaries are not loans. The bursaries are administered by the National Student Financial Aid Service (NSFAS).

In terms of the NSF-TVET Colleges, each student enrolled in a state-funded programme must be subsidised by 80% of the total programme cost. The difference of 20% of the total programme costs, which constitute College fees, must be recovered from the scheme.

Through the bursary scheme the Department of Education provides access to vocational education and training at public TVET Colleges for financially needy and academically deserving students to assist them in the payment of tuition, accommodation, meals and personal care.

The requirements for the TVET Colleges Bursary Scheme are:

  • South African Citizenship
  • Enrolled or intending to enroll at a Public TVET College
  • In need of financial assistance
  • Able to demonstrate potential for academic success

You can DOWNLOAD the NSFAS Bursary Application Form or apply online at www.nsfas.org.za

The TVET College sector has a growing role to play in the provision of the intermediate to higher-level skills required to support economic growth and development, and the King Hintsa TVET College firmly believes that these bursaries will contribute to skills development.

The bursary applications will be processed using a strict evaluation system controlled by NSFAS.


Additionally you will have to:

1. Provide all required documentation and evidence in full:

  • Certified ID Copy of Student
  • Certified ID Copy of Parent/ Legal Guardian 
  • Certified Copy of Death Certificate if parent(s) are deceased.
  • Proof of income e.g. Payslip (SASSA Beneficiaries DO NOT have to bring anything in this respect)

2. Complete an NSFAS agreement, subject to their approval.

Who receives funds?

Successful applicants will have their TUITION paid directly to the College on their behalf. The other allowances will be paid to the students directly.

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