NSFAF launches online application process
14 Dec 2016 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 14 DEC (NAMPA) - The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has launched an online application process which will replace the current manual application system.
Speaking at the launch here on Wednesday, NSFAF Chief of Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Olavi Hamwele said the previous process was more costly and cumbersome.
We would produce 55 000 application forms at a cost of N.dollars 250 000. We would then receive 24 000 applications which we process manually to award just 7 800 applicants, he said.
Also speaking at the launch was NSFAF Acting Chief Executive Officer Sven von Blottnitz, who said the new process allows for faster payments.
The new service will be available via the NSFAF website from Thursday.
Undergraduate students who want to study at local institutions can apply from 12 January 2017 until 31 March 2017.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students who intend to study in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) or elsewhere outside Namibia can apply from 15 December 2016 till 31 March 2017.
To cater for students in remote areas who do not have immediate access to the internet, the fund will deploy 15 mobile teams covering 119 stations and 18 fixed teams covering 18 stations around the country.
All eligible students will receive a response from the NSFAF within 48 hours once they have applied.
Students who do not qualify for universities are encouraged to apply to vocational training centres.