The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS-UJ ) announced that it will be supporting students of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) for the academic year 2022.
NSFAS stated that this decision was made in an effort to assist financially needy students and increase access to education. The scheme will provide full funding for qualifying students, including tuition, accommodation, and living expenses. This is great news for UJ students who were facing difficulties paying for their studies!
How To Apply
If you’re a University of Johannesburg student, you may be eligible for NSFAS support. Here’s how to apply for NSFAS-UJ:
To apply for NSFAS funding, you’ll need to submit a completed application form and supporting documents. The deadline for applications is usually in October or November of the year preceding your studies.
To complete your NSFAS application, you’ll need:
- Your ID document or passport
- Proof of admission to study at a tertiary institution
- A parent/guardian’s consent form if you’re under the age of 18
- Your latest academic results (if applicable)
- Your family income documents
If you have any questions about the NSFAS application process, you can contact their call centre on 086003NSFAS (08600367327) or email [email protected] You can also visit their website for more information: nsfas.org.za/students/.
- Be a South African citizen
- Provide a certified copy of your ID
- Show proof of admission to study at UJ in 2022
- Meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen programme of study
- Not already have a NSFAS loan or bursary
- Not owe any money to NSFAS, another funder, or a tertiary institution
- Register for the correct number of modules / credits in order to qualify for funding
- Be enrolled at UJ for the first time in 2022. If you’re a returning student, you must not have been funded by NSFAS in the past.
- Not be employed (unless you are a disabled student or a single parent)
- If you’re under the age of 23, you must live with your parents or guardians. If you don’t live with your parents or guardians, you must provide an affidavit from them confirming that they will not support you financially during your studies.
- If you’re 23 years or older, you must not have dependents who are financially dependent on you. If you have dependents, you must provide an affidavit from them confirming that they will not rely on you for financial support during your studies.
- Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend university
- Not have already completed a qualification at the same or higher NQF level for which you are currently applying
- Provide a certified copy of your parent / guardian’s latest payslip (if they are employed) or proof of income (if they are unemployed)
- Provide a certified copy of your latest academic results, if you’re applying for funding for the first time OR if you’re a returning student who has changed programmes. If you’re a continuing student, we will use your results from the previous year to assess your eligibility
- Not have already completed a tertiary qualification, unless you’re applying for funding to complete a postgraduate qualification or you’re a disabled student
- If you’re a disabled student, you must provide proof of disability from a doctor or psychiatrist. You must also be able to show that you’re unable to work or study without financial assistance.
- If you’re a single parent, you must provide proof of your single parenthood from the Department of Home Affairs or your child’s birth certificate. You must also be able to show that you’re unable to work or study without financial assistance.
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Q: Is NSFAS still funding students in 2022?
A: Yes, NSFAS is still funding students in 2022. The organization has committed to supporting students through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. NSFAS provides financial aid to South African citizens who wish to study at public universities and TVET colleges.
Q: What kind of support does NSFAS provide?
A: NSFAS provides a range of support to students, including funding for tuition, books, and living expenses. The organization also offers debt relief to students who have completed their studies and are struggling to repay their loans.
Q: How can I apply for NSFAS funding?
A: You can apply for NSFAS funding by visiting the organization’s website and completing the online application form. You will need to provide proof of your South African citizenship, as well as your academic transcripts and ID.