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NSFAF Mature Age Requirements

Please note that mature age applications will only be accepted to local public institutions namely; UNAM, NUST and NAMCOL.

Applicant admitted on Mature Age Entry should be considered for funding provided that a proof of admission on mature age from the Institution is provided to NSFAF. Applicants should at least be 23 years old. Mature Age Entry is restricted to local Institutions only

Note: Postgraduate application process will be announced in due course.

It is mandatory that all required documents are uploaded during the application period as no additional documents will be accepted after the deadline.

TAKE NOTE:

  • Students will be provisionally awarded provided they meet NSFAF basic funding requirements.
  • All students will be required to apply online.
  • Due dates are final and will not be extended.
  • It is mandatory for all Vocational Training and Education trainees also apply online.
  • 2019 awarded students who have signed a contract should not apply as they are subjected to a re-contracting process.

NSFAF 2020 Undergraduate Grade 12 Requirements

Undergraduate studies for local institutions

  • An applicant should be a Namibian citizen;
  • An applicant should apply to study full/part-time or distance at accredited and recognized Institutions of Higher Learning;
  • Applicants should have obtained 25 points (in grade 12) in five subjects with an F in English to qualify for funding at local Institutions of Higher Learning, however applicants intending to study Education and Law should obtain 25 points (in grade 12) in five subjects with a minimum of E in English;
  • Applicants who have improved their English through English Programme offered by institutions of higher learning will also be considered provided that such a programme is not less than three (3) months and they have obtained a pass;
  • Applicants who obtained post-grade 12 qualifications (minimum NQF Level 5) but have less than 25 points in grade 12/school leaving certificate may be considered for local Institutions if they have obtained a minimum of 20 points and an F in English in grade 12 or equivalent school leaving certificate. However, applicants who intend to study Education and Law should obtain an E in English in grade 12 as per sub-section 12.2.3
  • Applicant admitted on Mature Age Entry should be considered for funding provided that a proof of admission on mature age from the Institution is provided to NSFAF. Applicants should at least be 23 years old. Mature Age Entry is restricted to local Institutions only.
  • Pre or bridging programmes will only be considered if the programme is a pre-requisite of the formal programmes. In the event, where the pre-programme is only implemented for the students who did not meet the requirements of the actual programme, then application for those students will not be considered.
  • Applicants should provide proof of parental income, if unemployed a declaration under oath should be provided.
  • Local students must have been registered at Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) to qualify for funding.
  • Foreign qualifications (including grade 12 certificates) should be submitted with an evaluation from Namibia Qualification Authority (NQA) attached to the application forms.
  • Applicants (students) that are employed and studying part-time or distance may be funded depending on the field of study. This funding is limited to high and medium priority fields of study as determined annually by NSFAF, provided that their income does not exceed N$300,000 per annum. Financial assistance will be in the form of tuition fees only.
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NSFAF 2020 Vocational Training centers and Health Training Center Requirements

Local Vocational Education Training- requirements

  • Applicants should be Namibian citizens.
  • Full-time/Part-time Applicants studying at accredited and recognized Vocational Training Centres (Institutions registered under Vocational Education and Training Act 1 of 2008).
  • All applications must be completed on the appropriate application forms and should be submitted before the deadline.
  • Beneficiaries should be graded and obtain a minimum of 22 points in six (6)subjects in grade 10,
  • Beneficiaries should have obtained admission at an approved Vocational Training Centre in Namibia.
  • Beneficiaries should be studying high or medium priority fields of study as determined from time to time to qualify for funding
  • No students should be considered for NSFAF funding, if already benefited for the programme of the same level.
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Vocational Education TrainingSADC/International requirements

  • Sponsorships for Vocational Education outside Namibia will be loans.
  • Applicants should be Namibian citizens
  • Applicant may be considered for funding to study at Institutions in the Republic of South Africa only in higher and medium priority field of study if the programme/level is not offered in Namibia.
  • Study abroad in Vocational Training Program in other countries will only be considered through Institutions identified by NSFAF.

NSFAF 2020 Post Graduate Requirements

Post-graduate financial assistance Local Institutions requirements

  • Applicants should be Namibian citizens.
  • Full-time/Part-time/Distance applicants studying at accredited and recognized Institutions of Higher Learning.
  • Applicants studying towards: Honours, Masters and PhD programmes.
  • Applicants studying towards an Honours level must have obtained an undergraduate qualification.
  • Emphasis will be given to applicants studying towards a qualification that are in line with the completed qualification.
  • Applicants should submit proof of provisional admission attached to their applications.
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Postgraduate studies outside Namibia – Requirements

  • Applicants should be Namibian citizens.
  • Full-time/Part-time/Distance applicants studying at accredited and recognized Institutions of Higher Learning.
  • Applicants studying towards: Honours, Masters and PhD programmes.
  • Applicants studying towards an Honours level must have obtained an undergraduate qualification.
  • Emphasis will be given to applicants studying towards a qualification that are in line with the completed qualification.
  • Consideration will be given to applicants studying towards higher and medium priority field of studies.
  • Preference will be given to the students studying at SADC and local Institutions.
  • Applicants should submit proof of provisional admission attached to their applications.
  • Only students studying in high priority category fields of study will be funded.
  • Part-time/distance/modular/online studies will be funded under co-sponsorship for high and medium priority field of studies only. NSFAF pays only a portion of tuition fees up to 40%.
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Applications for 2020 are closed.

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ANNOUNCEMENT TO STUDENTS

The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) would like to inform applicants experiencing difficulties in launching their 2020 Online Application to direct their inquiries to 2020intake@nsfaf.na or contact NSFAF Head Office for further assistance, Tel: +264 61 434 6083/13/12.

Log onto Student Portal

Or contact NSFAF Head Office for further assistance during the online
application process. Tel: 061 434 6000

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