If you want to be a teacher bursaries are available to pay for your studies. You can then serve an internship at independent schools across the country.
SAMSTIP is an ISASA initiative that aims to address a root cause of South Africa’s skills shortage: the critical lack of qualified mathematics and science teachers.
SAMSTIP, Investec and the Department of Basic Education are offering prospective Senior and Further Education and Training (FET) teachers specialising in the fields of Mathematics and the Sciences an opportunity to win bursaries to study for a four year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree or a one year Post-graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at UNISA.
Have you ever wanted to study at UCT? The University of Cape Town has often been voted the top university in South Africa on international charts.
The university offers many degree courses across a wide range of faculties. You could study, Social Science, Arts, Business, Commerce, Engineering, Health and many more. Last year President Zuma announced there would be free university fees for middle class families. If you couldn't afford varsity fees before you might now be able to study at UCT.
Bursaries are now available from NSFAS for students who can't afford to pay university fees, so that shouldn't stop you from applying to study at varsity.
Would you like a career with the military? Apply for the Military Skills Development Programme which is open once a year for all arms of the military.
This includes the Army, Air Force, Navy and Defence Intelligence.
The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) is a two-year voluntary service system which is aimed at affording young people skills, which could assist in their quest for employment in the job market.
Young recruits are required to sign up for a period of two-years, during which they will receive Military Training, further Functional Training and skills training.
January is the time to apply if you want to study at a college or university. There are hundreds of different colleges, universities and higher education institutions that are accredited by the government and offer diplomas and degrees.
if you want to study for a degree in Gauteng the options are not just UJ and Wits. There are 34 different institutions where you can study for a degree.
To find a degree, diploma or other qualification that is suitable for you Careers Portal Courses Database to search through the options. All of the colleges and institutions listed are accredited and registered by the government.
So don't delay and miss out when the colleges are full!
Mancosa is a national higher education provider that is accredited and registered to offer a wide range of degree and diploma courses. It has 12 learning centres and more than 10 000 students have studied with them.
Even better news is that they have bursaries available to study with them. But you have to apply before the 18th January!