January to March 2019
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Important notice for approved NSFAS students
7 March 2019
All approved NSFAS students have already received an upfront payment of R5 000 for books and R275 for living expenses. On the 1st & 2nd of March, another payment of R 1 000 was made to cover food and travel allowances.
Submission of lease agreements have closed on all campuses and we are therefore now in a position to identify the students who qualify for meal allowances and those that qualify for travel allowances. We are busy to process payments for the remainder of February and March. This amounts to R1 605 for food allowances to all students staying in residences and students staying in private accommodation. Students qualifying for travel allowances will receive R725. The payments will be made as soon as possible.
NSFAS students awaiting the outcome of appeals will still be allowed to submit their lease agreements and allowances will be made accordingly.
First-year Registration and Orientation meal deductions and senior students exceeding their NSFAS capped amount will be corrected over the remaining months of April until November.
Status on NSFAS cash allowances
7 February 2019
Cash allowances for 12 548 registered NSFAS Students were already transfered to Fundi for cash payouts of which 9 385 were successfully transfered to students' bank accounts, bringing the total payout to more than 75% of registered NSFAS students. However more than 3 000 students have not yet submitted their banking details.
Allowances for a further 3 617 registered NSFAS students will be transfered today to Fundi for payouts.
All students who have not submitted their banking details on the Fundi website yet, are requested to urgently do so to allow for the process to be completed.
Students who need assistance should go to the Student Accounts and Bursaries Office on their campus.
NSFAS completes review of rejected applications and prepares for appeals
23 January 2019
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has completed all assessments of the 2019 applications of first time entering students. Of the 417 000 applications received, more than 300 000 students have been declared approved, pending registration at public institutions for NSFAS funded qualifications. Read more
Important information for NSFAS students
18 January 2019
Important information for NSFAS students! Please download and read the document relevant to you:
- FTEN students (students that enrolled for the first time at a Higher Education Institution)
- Senior continuing students
- Senior students that applied for the first time for NSFAS and were approved
- Guidelines for the DHET bursary scheme
- DHET Bursary scheme allowances for contact university students in 2019
8 January 2019
Kindly note the North-West University will no longer accept any new applications for the 2019 study year. The University is currently evaluating applications received within the time frame allocated for 2019 applications during 2018. Applicants who have successfully applied for the 2019 study year have been informed of such. The University holds a duty towards these students who applied within the allocated time frame, and who satisfied the academic requirements of their chosen fields of study.
Included below are the contact details for each campus. Please feel free to contact the University after Friday, 25 January 2019 in order to ascertain whether spots have opened up at the relevant campus, faculty and school where you would like to apply.
We trust that you appreciate the view of the University in this regard.
1. Mafikeng Campus
(018) 389 2821
2. Potchefstroom Campus
(018) 299 4055
3. Vaal Triangle Campus
(016) 910 3154
Statement by Minister of Higher Education and Training
8 January 2019
Statement by Minister of Higher Education and Training on the call to scrap registration fees, encourage walk-ins at universities, and bring the university system to a standstill. Read more...