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February 12, 2024, 2:55 pm
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TSLS submits 7966 applications for processing

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The Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service says it has successfully completed 7966 applications and submitted them for processing.

And the TSLS says their new online account creation for scholarship application for term 1 of 2024 closed on February 9.

However, students who have created scholarship application accounts can continue to update and complete their application by February 16

TSLS says there still applications that are incomplete from the applicants end and they have made numerous attempts to remind the students to complete them.

TSLS says not every applicant qualifies for a scholarship – which were based on publicly available eligibility criteria and as per the trend in the past, some applicants created their account do not complete their applications. Those who do not meet the eligibility criteria for degree programmes have the option of taking up skills qualifications at Certificate III, IV and Diploma Level 5.

As of Friday 9 February 2024, TSLS has made 4712 offers for academic term 1 of 2024 and this number is expected to increase with close of processing on 16 of February 2024. There are 9148 continuing sponsored students for 2024.
A total of 8720 awards are available in the current financial year and a budget of $55.5m is allocated for new students. A budget of $92.7m is set aside for existing 9148 sponsored students who will continue their studies in the 2024 academic year.