NSFAF Priority Fields of Study 2021-2025 Academic Year(Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Vocational Studies)

By | May 7, 2021
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Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) Priority Fields of Study for the 2021-2025 Academic Year

The management of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has published the courses of preference for the upcoming NSFAF intakes. These listed courses will be the priority fields of study from the 2021 academic year until the 2025 academic year.

New applicants must take note of the listed programmes below;

PRIORITY FIELDS OF STUDY FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2025

Note: NSFAF pays for all accredited courses at accredited institutions of higher learning at TVET and Undergraduate levels in addition to the

listed priority fields of study. Postgraduate studies funding is strictly as per the listed priority fields of study only.

TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELDSTUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025 REGULATIONS (GOV.
       NOTICE 246)
TVETAgriculture & ForestryAgriculture Management219,428 – Agriculture,Agriculture:
  Farming (Crop/Livestock) Hunting and relatedagronomy;
  Forest Inventory service activitiesdairying;
  Forest Management Planning  food technology;
  ∙ Forest Products Value Addition8,809 – Forestry, Loggingmeat processing;
  Forestry Management and related serviceveterinary sciences
  Machine Operation activities  
  ∙ Orchards, Woodlots & Plantation    
   Management26,800 – Manufacture of  
  Tree Propagation food product and  
  ∙ Wood and Tree Species Identification beverages  
       
 Jewellery ManufacturingJewellery Design19,466 – OtherNone
  Metal Design Manufacturing  

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 TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) QUALIFICATIONS   
DISCIPLINEFIELDSTUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF 
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025 REGULATIONS (GOV. 
       NOTICE 246) 
         
 ConstructionBricklaying & Plastering101,628 – ConstructionArchitecture and 
  Carpentry & Joinery   quantity surveying; 
  Construction Management  Civil engineering 
  ∙ Floor Laying &Tile Setting     
  Roofing     
         
 Energy, Gas, Water andElectrical General7,065 – Electricity, GasWater resources 
 SanitationInstrumentation and Water Supply management 
  Mechanical Engineering     
  ∙ Rigging (mining, oil and gas)     
  ∙ Waste Water Plant Operation     
         
 Finance and BusinessData Administration19,074 – FinancialAccounting, financial 
 ServicesInsurance Claims Handling Intermediation services, banking 
  Legal Environment114,535 – Other Business   
  Property Studies Services   
         
 Fisheries and MaritimeBader Mechanic14,125 – Fishing and FishMarine sciences 
  Crane Operation farms   
  Deck Management     
  Marine Engineering     
        
 Health Care and SocialCommunity Health & Social Care36,722 – Health andHealth: 
 ServicesEarly Childhood Development Social workdentistry; 
  General Nursing and Midwifery  medicine; 
  Pharmacist’s Assistant  pharmacy; 
      other health related 
       courses 
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TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) QUALIFICATIONS

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DISCIPLINEFIELDSTUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025 REGULATIONS (GOV.
       NOTICE 246)
      Humanities:
      nursing;
      social work
 Mining and QuarryingDiamond Sorting-Evaluating, Sales and6,300 – Mining ofMining:
   Marketing Diamond and Othermetallurgical
  Electrical Engineering Mining engineering;
  Instrumentation1,862 – Mining ofmaterials engineering;
  Mechanical Engineering Uranium and Metalpetroleum engineering;
  Mineral Processing  prospecting
  Mineral Resources Valuation    
       
 Manufacturing andAuto Electrical4,803 – Manufacture ofNone
 Related IndustriesFashion Design (Dress/Garment making) Machinery and  
  Fitting & Turning equipment N.E.C  
  Petrol/Diesel Mechanic3,649 – Manufacture of  
  ∙ Welding (Coded) and Metal Sheet textiles  
   Work    
       
 Postal Services andBroadcasting, Planning &5,379 – Post andEngineering:
 Telecommunications Implementation Technician Telecommunicationstelecommunications
  ∙ Database, Systems & Network18,039 – Other  
   Administration Community, Social &  
  ∙ ICT Network Support Technician Personal Services  
  ∙ Transmission and Network Technician    
  ∙ Web Developer (Multi-Media)    
       
 Tourism and HospitalityCulinary Arts28,369 – Hotels andTourism:
  ∙ Food & Beverage Management Restaurantsbiodiversity;
  Handyman  conservation;

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TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELDSTUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND ASLINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV.
      NOTICE 246)
  Hospitality Management  ∙ hospitality
  Kitchen Management   
  Tourism Management   
  Tourist Guide   
       
 Transportation,Freight Handling44,835 – Transport andNone
 Warehousing and LogisticsLoad Control Storage 
  Planning   
  ∙ Railway Braker and Signaler   
  ∙ Supply & Distribution Management   
       
 Wholesale and RetailBaking4,241 – Wholesale andNone
 TradeBlockman Retail Trade, Repair of 
  Confectionery motor 
  Fresh Produce Management   
  Merchandise   
  Retail Buyer   
  Retail Operations   
  Retail Supervision   
  Store Management   
  Supermarket Management   
  Supervisory Management   
       

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UNDERGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
       246)
EducationTeacher Education –Pre-Primary81,476 – EducationHuman Resources:
 Junior Primary    teacher education
      information studies
 Teacher Education –Arts (Music, Dance, Drama, and VisualAs aboveAs above
 Senior Primary Art)    
  English    
  Local Languages (Afrikaans,    
   Khoekhoegowab, Setswana and    
   Rumanyo)    
  Mathematics    
  Natural Sciences    
  Social Studies    
 Teacher Education –GeographyAs aboveAs above
 Junior SecondaryHistory    
  Life Science    
  Local Languages    
  Mathematics    
  Physical Science    
  ∙ Pre-Vocational Subjects    
 Teacher Education –AccountingAs aboveAs above
 Senior SecondaryChemistry    
  Commerce    
  Local Languages    
  Mathematics    
  Natural Sciences    
  Physics    
  Social Sciences    
  Technology    

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Health &Scarce HealthAudiology36,722 – Health andHealth:
SocialProfessionalsDiet and Nutrition Social workdentistry;
Sciences Medical Physics  medicine;
  Occupational Therapy  pharmacy;
  Orthotics/Prosthetics  other health related
  Physiotherapy   courses
  Radiography  Humanities:
  Social Work  nursing;
  Sonography  social work
  Speech Therapy    
ComputingIT & the 4th IndustrialSoftware Development / Engineering /NoneEngineering:
SciencesRevolution Programming  computer science;
  Systems/Business/Market Research  electronic engineering
   Analysis    
  Database Administration    
  ∙ IT Security / Cybersecurity    
  IT Auditing    
Professional &Maritime StudiesMaritime StudiesNoneMarine sciences
Applied Navigation    
Sciences Pilotage    
 Business and EconomicsInnovation and EntrepreneurshipNoneLand economy and
  Project Management   evaluation
  Public Procurement Management    
 AgricultureBiotechnology219,428 – Agriculture,Agriculture:
  Conservation Hunting and relatedagronomy;
  Food Science & Technology service activitiesdairying;
      food technology;
    8,809 – Forestry, Loggingmeat processing;
     and related serviceveterinary sciences
     activities  
        

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    26,800 – Manufacture of  
     food product and  
     beverages  
 GeosciencesEconomic GeologyNoneNone
  Exploration Geology    
  Gemmology    
  Geochemistry    
  Geohydrology Modelling    
  Geological Block Modelling    
  Geomechanics    
  Geometallurgy    
  Geophysics    
  Geostatistics    
  Marine Geology    
  Palaeontology    
  Production Geology    
 MiningMaterials Science6,300 – Mining ofMining:
  Mine Surveying Diamond and Othermetallurgical
     Mining engineering;
    1,862 – Mining ofmaterials engineering;
     Uranium and Metalpetroleum engineering;
      prospecting
 General ScienceEnvironmental Science1,615 – Real EstateLand survey and
  Gemmology activities measurement
EnvironmentalNatural ResourcesBiodiversity ManagementNoneTourism:
StudiesManagementConservation Biology  conservation
  Environmental Management    
  Natural Resource Management    
  Nature Conservation    
  ∙ Wildlife Conservation and Management    
 Bio InformationBioinformaticsNoneTourism:
      biodiversity
 SilvicultureSilvicultureNoneNone

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 Monitoring andBiodiversityNoneTourism:
 Management of    biodiversity
 Biodiversity      
 Tree TaxonomyTaxonomy8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
     and related serviceconservation
     activities  
 Programming for GIS andGIS and Remote SensingNoneNone
 Remote Sensing      
 Wood AnatomyAnatomy8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
  Sawmilling Technology and related serviceconservation
     activities  
 Forest Fire ManagementFire and Safety8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
     and related serviceconservation
     activities  
 EntomologyEntomologyNoneNone
 Forest GeneticsGenetics8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
     and related serviceconservation
     activities  
 Environmental EducationEnvironmental EducationNoneTourism:
      conservation
 Animal HealthVeterinary and Wildlife ScienceNoneAgriculture:
      veterinary sciences
      
AviationAviationAviation Management and PilotingNoneAerodynamics:
   (Commercial & Transport Pilot)  aircraft engineering;
      airline management;
      pilot training
SecurityIntelligencePolice SciencePublic AdministrationNone
  Forensic Investigation and Defence  
EngineeringScarce HealthBiomedical EngineeringNoneNone
 Professionals      

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 ElectricityElectrical Engineering7,065 – Electricity, GasEngineering:
  Renewable Energy Engineering and Water Supplyelectrical engineering
 MarineMarine Engineering14,125 – Fishing and FishMarine sciences
     farms  
 WaterWater EngineeringNoneMarine sciences
 MiningChemical Engineering6,300 – Mining ofMining:
  Geotechnical Engineering Diamond and Othermetallurgical
  Mechanical EngineeringMiningengineering;
  Metallurgical Engineering1,862 – Mining ofmaterials engineering;
  Mining Engineering Uranium and Metalpetroleum engineering;
  Process Engineering  prospecting
 EnvironmentEnvironmental EngineeringNoneNone
PortPort & TerminalBusiness/Supply Chain and Logistics44,835 – Transport andEngineering
OperationsOperations ManagementHeavy Machine Operations Storagemechanical engineering
  ∙ Port & Terminal Management    
Port AuthorityMarine PilotingNautical ScienceNoneAerodynamics:
      pilot training

POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

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DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREALINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
    PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
      246)
EducationEducationEarly Childhood Education (Reading and∙ 81,476 – EducationHuman Resources:
   Literacy teacher education
  ∙ Educational Technology and Digital Learning information studies
  Higher Education   
  ∙ Artificial Intelligence in Education   
  ∙ Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (esp.   
   Natural Sciences)   
       

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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREALINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
    PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
      246)
Health &MedicalAnaesthesiology∙ 36,722 – Health andHealth:
SocialSpecialisationCardiology (Adult & Paediatrics)Social workdentistry;
Sciences Forensic Medicine medicine;
  Internal Medicine pharmacy;
  Maxillofacial Surgery other health related
  Nephrology / Hepatology  courses
  Neuro-surgery Humanities:
  Occupational Medicine nursing;
  Ophthalmology social work
  Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)   
  Paediatrics   
  Pathology   
  Psychiatry   
  Radiology   
  Tropical Medicine   
  Urology   
 NursingAdvanced Midwifery & Neonatal CareAs aboveAs above
 SpecialisationCardiac   
  Clinical Instruction   
  Critical Care   
  Electrocardiogram   
  Emergency Nursing   
  ∙ Health Promotion, Clinical Diagnosis &   
   Treatment   
  Mental Health Nursing   
  Nephrology Nursing Science   
  Nursing Education   
  Oncology   
  Operating Room   

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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

 DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREALINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
       246)
   Orthopaedics   
   Paediatric Nursing   
   Psychiatry   
   Renal Dialysis   
   ∙ Spinal Cord / Neurology   
  HealthHealth Care ManagementAs aboveAs above
  ManagementHealth Economics   
   Health Planning   
   Hospital Management   
   ∙ Human Resources for Health Management   
   ∙ Leadership Development for Health   
   Public Health Management   
   Social Work Specialisation   
   ∙ Supply Chain Management for Health   
   ∙ Total Quality Management for Health   
  Scarce HealthAudiologyAs aboveAs above
  ProfessionalsBiomedical Engineers   
   Dietetics   
   Medical Physics   
   Nutritionist   
   Occupational Therapy   
   Orthotics / Prosthetics   
   Physiotherapy   
   Radiography   
   Sonography   
   Speech Therapy   
 ProfessionalTourismTourism Management∙ Hotels and Restaurants Tourism:
 StudiesManagement   biodiversity;
      conservation;

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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
       246)
      hospitality
 GovernanceEnvironmental Due DiligenceNoneTourism:
  Mineral Resource Management  conservation
  Mineral/resource Policy Development    
  Resource Development Governance    
 Finance & RelatedActuarial ValuationNoneLand economy and
 FieldsInnovation and Entrepreneurship   evaluation;
  Chartered Accounting  Land survey and
  Economics (Chartered/Development)   measurement
  Internal Auditing    
 Human ResourceOrganizational DevelopmentNoneHuman resources:
  Talent & Change Management  personnel management;
      public administration
ComputingIT & the 4th IndustrialComputer Systems AuditingNoneEngineering:
SciencesRevolutionData Analysis and Business Intelligence (Big  computer science
   Data)    
  IT Security (Cybersecurity)    
  ∙ Software Development and Engineering    
   (Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Machine    
   Learning)    
Professional &AgricultureAgro-meteorology219,428 – Agriculture,Agriculture:
Applied Agronomy Hunting and relatedagronomy;
Sciences Animal Breeding service activitiesdairying;
  Animal husbandry & Herd Health  food technology;
  Animal Nutrition8,809 – Forestry, Loggingmeat processing;
  Animal Reproduction and related serviceveterinary sciences
  Crop Production & Management activities  
  ∙ Dairy Production & Management    

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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREALINKAGE TO DEMAND ASLINKAGE TO NSFAF
    PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
     246)
  Entomology∙ 26,800 – Manufacture of 
  Food Sciencefood product and 
  Horticulturebeverages 
  Meat Science  
  Microbiology  
  Parasitology  
  Plant Breeding  
  Plant Genetic Resource  
  Plant Pathology  
  Plant Physiology  
  ∙ Poultry production & management  
  Rangeland Management  
  Seed Science  
  Soil Conservation  
  Soil Fertility  
  Toxicology  
  Virology  

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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
       246)
 GeosciencesBig Data ManagementNoneMarine Sciences
  Economic Geology    
  Exploration Geology    
  Gemmology    
  Geochemistry    
  Geohydrology Modelling    
  Geological Block Modelling    
  Geomechanics    
  Geometallurgy    
  Geophysics    
  Geostatistics    
  Marine Geology    
  Palaeontology    
  Production Geologist    
       
 EnergyElectricity Energy Economics7,065 – Electricity, GasEngineering:
  Renewable Capital Project Financing and Water Supplyelectrical engineering
 MiningDiamond Sorting-Evaluating, Sales &6,300 – Mining ofMining:
   Marketing Diamond and Othermetallurgical
  Material Science Mining engineering;
  Mine Surveying1,862 – Mining ofmaterials engineering;
  Mineral and Energy Economics Uranium and Metalpetroleum engineering;
  Mineral Processing  prospecting
  ∙ Mineral Resource Valuation (e.g. Diamonds,    
   Lithium)    
  Mining Contract Management    
  Mining Procurement    

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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
       246)
 General ScienceEnvironmental Science (Health and Safety)NoneNone
  Gemmology    
  Science Communication    
EnvironmentalNatural ResourcesBiodiversity ManagementNoneTourism:
StudiesManagementConservation Biology  conservation
  ∙ Protected Area Governance and    
   Management    
 Management ofGermplasm CollectionNoneNone
 Germplasm      
 Collection      
 Bio InformationBio InformationNoneNone
 SilvicultureSilvicultureNoneNone
 Monitoring andBiodiversityNoneTourism:
 Management of    conservation
 biodiversity      
 Tree TaxonomyTaxonomy8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
     and related serviceconservation
     activities  
 Development ofForest Policies & Strategies8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
 forest policies and   and related serviceconservation
 strategies   activities  
 Programming forGIS and Remote SensingNoneEngineering:
 GIS and Remote    computer science
 Sensing      
 Wood AnatomyAnatomy8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
  Sawmilling Technology and related serviceconservation
     activities  

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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
       246)
 Forest EconomicsForest Economics8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
     and related serviceconservation
     activities  
 Forest MensurationMensurationNoneNone
 Forest FireFire Management/Science8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
 Management   and related serviceconservation
     activities  
 EntomologyEntomologyNoneNone
 Forest GeneticsGenetics8,809 – Forestry, LoggingTourism:
     and related serviceconservation
     activities  
 EnvironmentalEnvironmental EducationNoneTourism:
 Education    conservation
 Animal HealthWildlife VeterinaryNoneAgriculture:
      veterinary sciences
      
 Nature ResourcesNature ResourcesNoneTourism:
 Management    conservation
LawLegal StudiesAdministrative LawNoneLaw
  Air and Space Law  Marine Sciences
  ∙ Commercial and Corporate Law    
  Common Law    
  Constitutional Law    
  ∙ Global Environment and Climate Change Law    
  ICT Law    
  Insurance Law    
  ∙ International Law (Human Rights and Human    
   Laws, Criminal Law, Labour Law)    

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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

DISCIPLINEFIELD STUDY PROGRAMME / SUBJECT AREA LINKAGE TO DEMAND AS LINKAGE TO NSFAF
     PER NHRP 2010 – 2025REGULATIONS (GOV. NOTICE
       246)
  ∙ International Trade, Investment and Business    
   Law    
  Maritime Law    
  Medical Law    
  Mining Law    
  Procurement Law    
  Renewable Energy Law    
       
SecurityIntelligenceForensic InvestigationsPublic AdministrationNone
  Wildlife Crime Investigations and Defence  
       
EngineeringElectricityElectrical Engineering Specializations7,065 – Electricity, GasEngineering:
     and Water Supplyelectrical engineering
 MarineMarine Engineering SpecializationsNoneMarine Sciences
       
 MiningMining Engineering Specializations6,300 – Mining ofMining:
     Diamond and Othermetallurgical
     Mining engineering;
    1,862 – Mining ofmaterials engineering;
     Uranium and Metalpetroleum engineering;
      prospecting
Port AuthorityMarine PilotingNautical Science SpecializationsNoneAerodynamics:
      pilot training

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