Can I get Nsfas without matric?

Asked by: Prof. Fredrick Towne  |  Last update: May 15, 2022
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No, you cannot apply for NSFAS funding without Matric.
In order to get admission into a university, students must apply with a Grade 12 results or higher certificate. This means NSFAS cannot fund you if you don't have matric results that can get you to study at a university.

Can a Grade 11 learner apply for NSFAS?

If you have applied or are applying to study at a public university or TVET College for a qualification. You need to have passed Grade 09/10/11/12 to receive NSFAS funding to study at a TVET College.

How do I get a bursary without matric?

This all depends on the requirements needed to qualify for the bursary. There are many alternative options for students who do not have their matric certificate or they are in the process of obtaining it. Some of these include volunteering, completing an internship and starting with entry-level jobs.

Who qualifies to get NSFAS?

1) You must be a SASSA grant recipient (excluding the SASSA COVID-19 grant) 2) You must have a total combined household income is NOT more than R350 000 per annum. 3) You must be living with a disability AND have a total combined household income NOT more than R600 000 per annum.

Can a Grade 9 learner apply for NSFAS?

You have passed Grade 9 & 10 to receive NSFAS funding to study at a TVET college; You have passed Grade 12 to receive NSFAS funding to study at a university.

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Do teachers children get NSFAS?

It is the children of teachers and other public servants that often do not qualify for the NSFAS loan according to set standards and regulations.

Can I do matric at TVET College?

TVET Colleges offer an opportunity to complete matric to people who have completed Grade 9 and there is usually no age restriction. You can receive a National Vocational Certificate (NCV) on Levels 2,3 and 4 which are equivalent to Grades 10, 11 and 12.

How old must you be to apply for NSFAS?

* If you are under the age of 18 or if you are 18 and older and are STILL DEPENDENT on the household income of your parent or legal guardian, then this also applies to you. Certified copy of your latest academic transcript or exam results. If you are currently in Grade 12 you are excluded from this requirement.

What is the age limit for NSFAS?

It's also good to know that NSFAS does not have an age limit. If you're a Sassa grant beneficiary, you will immediately qualify for funding. This does not include the R350 grant.

Can you do a course without matric?

More Courses You Can Study Without A Matric Certificate:

Bookkeeping and Accounting Studies. Policing, Forensics and Investigation Studies. Office Administration and Secretarial Studies. Business Management Studies.

Which college can I go to without matric?

List of Colleges where you can Study without Matric
  • Skills Academy. We are an accredited distance learning institution focused on giving you the skills you need for a successful career. ...
  • Bellview College. This private college is committed to giving students quality education straight to their home. ...
  • Matric College. ...
  • ICB. ...
  • CIMA.

Can I study it without matric?

You can study teaching without Matric but it would be a different qualification. All Universities that offer teaching require matric or at least a NQF level 4 certificate. You can however do an Education course at a TVET College which requires you to have Grade 9.

Can I study at TVET college without matric?

FET colleges, always known as TVET colleges, allow you to study without matric. It also provides valuable workplace skills through in-classroom learning. As part of your practicals and training, you will be required to work within the industry you are studying in.

Does NSFAS pay for matric upgrade?

The clear and straightforward answer to your question is no, NSFAS will not fund a matric rewrite whether you are doing it at a public college or a high school. NSFAS aims to fund those interested in studying further but cannot afford to do so and only funds those studying at a public TVET College or University.

Can I study foundation phase without matric?

Students who completed the Higher Certificate in Education prior to the stream will still be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Education. For the Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase access, students must have MTE1501 or Matric Mathematics.

Who is not eligible for NSFAS?

All SASSA grant recipients. Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year. Persons with disabilities combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per year. Students who started studying before 2018 and whose household income is not more than R122 000 per year.

Can adults apply for NSFAS?

NSFAS Has No Age Limit For Applicants.

Is NSFAS closed for 2021?

NSFAS announced that there will be an opportunity for eligible students to apply for the 2021 academic year. Applications will be open for 2 weeks from 17 August 2021 until 3 September 2021. Visit the NSFAS website at​ for full details on how to submit the application.

Do you pay back NSFAS?

Do You Have to Payback the loan to NSFAS? Yes, the NSFAS loan will need to be repaid. The student borrows the money to cover the study costs. The loan only needs to be repaid after completing the qualification, upon leaving the University or College, found employment / in business, earning R30,000 or more annually.

Can I study nursing without matric certificate?

Studying nursing without matric is very difficult. If you wish to study at a university it requires matric but, if you take a health course through a TVET college it will equipped with the skills to do nursing. This however requires Grade 9.

Can I upgrade my matric at Unisa?

Can I upgrade my Matric results at UNISA? Yes, you can enrol for the UNISA Matric upgrade. You may choose to use lower level qualifications as UNISA bridging courses. To do this, carefully review the diploma and certificate programmes that are closely related to your dream university programme.

Can I be a paramedic without matric?

In most cases, no you cannot become a paramedic without a matric certificate. EMT training for paramedics you unfortunately do need to have a matric certificate. Once you have your matric certificate, there are different paths that can be taken such as studying full-time or getting in-service training.