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NYDA IMPROVES OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO ACCESS NSFAS FUNDING.
NYDA has partnered with NSFAS to drive recruitment of students and ensure that more young people have access to funding for the 2018 academic year. This partnership with NSFAS is in line with NYDA’s focus on education and skills development, and it is in its second year. 
All learners/students who wish to apply for NSFAS funding for the 2018 academic year can do one of the following:
 
ONLINE:
- Apply online on the NSFAS website by visiting: http://www.nsfas.org.za/content/howtoapply.html#account2
- Those who do not have access to the internet can make use of the NYDA branches and selected Local Youth Offices (LYOs) to complete their applications online.
 
DROP OFF:
- Young people can visit any NYDA Branch to obtain the NSFAS Application Form. Completed application forms can be returned to the NYDA and will be collected by NSFAS.
      1. NYDA Branches:
Please view your nearest branch here
      2. NYDA Local Youth Offices (situated within Municipalities):
Please see selected list of application pionts here
- The application form is not available to download and print, it can only be collected from and delivered to the NYDA branches and Local Youth Offices.
- For more information, please visit:For more information, please visit: http://www.nsfas.org.za/content/howtoapply.html#account3 
 
Closing Date: 
- The NSFAS applications for the 2018 academic year will close on 30 November 2017 for both public university and TVET College students.
 
PLEASE NOTE
You must not apply if:
- You have already applied in the year 2017 and have an application reference number
- You are not intending to apply for admission to a public university or TVET college for the 2017 academic year.
- You already have NSFAS funding for 2017
- You are not a South African citizen
For postgraduate studies, only students who plan to do the following postgraduate qualification may apply for funding:

- B Tech - Architecture/Architectural Technology
- B Tech - Biokinetics/Biomedical Technology/Biotechnology
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, and
- LLB
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