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Organization : College of Cape Town TVET
Scholarship Name : DHET TVET College Bursary Scheme
Applicable For : South African ID
Website : http://www.cct.edu.za/index.php/en/
DHET TVET College Bursary Scheme :
Qualification Criteria :
** Through this bursary scheme the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) provides access to vocational education and training at public TVET Colleges for talented students who are financially needy.
Related : College of Cape Town TVET Application & Registration Process : www.southafricain.com/5433.html
** These bursaries are only available for full-time studies for the entry requirements indicated below.
The Department of Higher Education Training (DHET) TVET College Bursary Scheme, administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is available for qualifying students who meet the following criteria :
1. Only South African citizens are eligible for this bursary scheme (Must have a valid South African ID).
2. A student must be registered or intending to register on an NC(V) or Report 191 programme at any of the fifty (50) public TVET colleges in South Africa.
3. In need of financial assistance (a Means Test is administered to determine whether or not a student meets this criterion. A Means Test is an electronic tool used to determine the level of financial need of students).
4. An ability to demonstrate potential for academic success or proven academic performance (academically deserving).
Minimum Required Documentation :
** In order for your application to be processed, please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form and attach all supporting documents.
** You must write your identity number on every page of all of your supporting documents in order for your application to be processed.
** NSFAS will not be able to process applications without an ID number.
Please attach certified copies of the following documents :
** All the certified copies must not be older than three (3) months.
** Your documents can be certified at the South African Police Service or the South African Post Office.
** 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 Identity Document. If you are younger than 16 years of age, and do not have a green bar-coded ID or smart ID card, you must submit a certified copy of your unabridged birth certificate.
** Certified copy of Identity Document of each household member including parents or legal guardian.
** Certified copy of your latest academic transcript or exam results. If you are currently in Grade 12, you do not need to submit this.
** If you have been exempted from paying school fees, please provide a letter from the school informing NSFAS that you have been exempted.
** Certified or official copy of recent payslip, letter of employment, not older than three months, for each parent, or the person who supports you, or your guardian or yourself if you are employed. This is for all types of employment or all forms of income for all members of the household. This includes any income received from SASSA grants, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), or any retirement, life, disability or other benefits paid as a lump sum or in monthly payments.
** If your parents or the person who supports you or your legal guardian are retired, please provide a copy of an official pension slip or bank statement showing pension payment.
** If your parents or the person who supports you or your legal guardian works as an informal trader, please provide an affidavit signed by them to confirm this employment.
** If either of your parents is deceased, please provide a certified copy of the death certificate.
** If your parents are divorced, please provide a certified copy of the divorce decree.
** If either of your parents does not live at home, please provide an affidavit explaining the reasons.
** If you are supported by someone who is not your parent or legal guardian, please provide an affidavit explaining the reasons.
** Certified copy of a SASSA letter if any of your family members are receiving a social grant and are also contributing to your household income. This also applies to your legal guardian.
** If you have indicated that a dependent in your household is a student, please provide proof of registration or acceptance at the TVET college or university for each dependent.
** If you have a disability, please complete the relevant supporting documents and submit them with your application form.
The Financial Means Test :
** The DHET and NSFAS 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.
1. Academic Criteria :
Current Students (Existing Bursary Holders)
** Current students must comply with the college Progression Policy which lays down the minimum number of subjects to be passed in order to progress to the next level, based on the December results.
** If you comply with the progression policy, you will qualify for a tuition bursary for the subjects passed.
2. Transport And Accommodation Allowances :
** “Students who reside within a radius of ten (10) kilometers from the college should not be considered for an award for travel allowance“ (Refer to page 12, paragraph 16).
** “Students whose home address is within a radius of forty (40) kilometers from the college should not be considered for an award for accommodation” (Refer to page 12, paragraph 17).
** “Students who fail to meet the minimum 80% class attendance requirement per class for a particular month will not be eligible for transport and accommodation“ (Refer to page 14, paragraph 22).
** “Students who are awarded a travel allowance must not be considered for an accommodation allowance and vice-versa“ (Refer to page 13, paragraph 20).
** ONLY students who qualify for academic tuition bursaries AND who live further than 10kms from their campus will qualify for a transport allowance, based on shortest road distance. This applies to NEW and RETURNING students.
** The college MUST verify the addresses for students claiming transport allowances and submit reports to DHET.
** Students found to have defrauded NSFAS and DHET, will be subjected to internal disciplinary hearings which could result in the withdrawal of the bursary, cancellation of allowances, re-payment of allowances already received, expulsion from the college and criminal charges being laid.
3. DHET Attendance And Punctuality Policy :
** DHET has introduced a policy which stipulates that, where a bursary student’s attendance is below 80% for a particular month, his/her transport and accommodation allowance will be withheld for the following month, and repaid to NSFAS by the College.