In 2007 the Department of Education introduced the FET Colleges Bursary Scheme, and R600 million has been made available nationally for a three-year period. Through the bursary scheme the Department of Education provides access to vocational education and training at public FET Colleges for talented students who are financially needy.
The requirements for the FET Colleges Bursary Scheme are:
- South African Citizenship
- Enrolled or intending to enroll for the NC(V) programmes
- In need of financial assistance
- Able to demonstrate potential for academic success
NSFAS The bursary applications will be processed using a strict evaluation system controlled by NSFAS.
Additionally you will have to:
- Provide all required documentation and evidence in full. (Two certified copies are needed.)
- Complete an NSFAS agreement, subject to their approval.
The means test Have established a set of norms that are incorporated within their official bursary evaluation system. The exact terms of this are confidential and it takes a variety of factors into account. Since the criteria above are weighted by the system, and personal hardship (for which documentation is required) is taken into account, rather apply than try to guess the outcome.