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Prospective students urged to meet NSFAS application deadline

Prospective students who applied before the closing date of 30 September to study at Nelson Mandela University in 2018 are urged to apply for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) loan funding before the closing date of 30 November.

This is regardless of whether they have yet heard from the University on the outcome of their application or not, as the NSFAS process runs separately to the University’s own processes.

No applications for the loan funding will be considered after 30 November.

The University wants as many financially-challenged and academically deserving students to take advantage of the loan funding support so as not to miss out on the opportunity of studying further.

The same appeal goes to those students who may not have been successful with their request last year. Apply now.

Please urgently go to www.nsfas.org.za or visit your nearest National Youth Development Agency’s offices to pick up a hard-copy form. The Port Elizabeth branch is adjacent to City Hall in Kwantu Towers. These forms have been bar-coded so that prospective NSFAS applicants can track the progress of their application.

Those who already have NSFAS loan funding, however, need not apply again. 

These are the admission status codes that you may have seen when quering your application:

AR = your application has been received and you will be notified of the outcome of your application in due course

WO = your online application has been submitted and you will be notified of the outcome of your application in due course

ND = your application cannot be considered as documentation is outstanding. Please submit as soon as possible

WA = your application is being reviewed by the admissions office and you will be notified of the outcome of your application in due course

T = you have been referred to write an access assesment test - please call 041 504 2918 to book

TO = you have been referred for testing - please bring a copy of your ID and latest school results along with you

DT = you have been referred to write an access assesment test - please call 041 504 2918 to book

A = your application has been referred to the academic department for possible selection

R = your application has been referred for further selection

 

Are you...

... still at school and figuring out how to fund further studies?

... currently studying and needing funds to further your studies?

... a young adult wanting to study but needing financial assistance?

... an employer looking for a way for employees' children to have brighter futures?


NSFAS provides financial aid to South African students using funds provided mainly by government departments and public entities. NSFAS provides billions in loans and bursaries to students at public FET colleges and universities.

 

Some facts about the NSFAS loan

  • NSFAS loans are for students who are financially needy.
  • The size of the loan is determined by a means test as prescribed by NSFAS.
  • Only students who are South African citizens and accepted by NMMU to do a first tertiary qualification (full-time), and students who are intending to register for specific post-graduate courses i.e. PGCE

First years and senior new applicants

Make sure you submit your application before 30 November 2017. To apply online, go to my.nsfas.org.za

Continuing NSFAS students

If you are a returning student funded by NSFAS in 2017, you must not apply again. NSFAS has your details and will get your results from the university.

If you are a returning student who did not receive NSFAS funding in 2017, please apply online.

NOTE: The NSFAS Application above applies ONLY to prospective and current Nelson Mandela University students. Should you wish to apply for NSFAS in other Academic Institution, please contact the Financial Aid office of the University you are intending to study at.

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