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Do you need funding for your studies? The government has made financial aid available to students through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) but there are conditions for funding.

Many students find the NSFAS application process to be complicated and slow. To simplify the process we've shared the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions from current and prospective NSFAS students.

Do I qualify?

Before you continue check out the eight requirements to qualify for a bursary at NSFAS

After you've established that you are eligible for this bursary you can further your understanding about the NSFAS process by reading through the questions below.

The cost of higher education has sky-rocketed over the years and more students are finding it impossible to fund their studies without some help.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS) administers funding on behalf of the national government to students in need of financial support.

Each year government allocates a substantial amount of money toward the higher education and training sector in order to promote equal access to education and developed a diversified and skilled workforce.

However only students who meet the necessary criteria will be selected to receive a NSFAS bursary. To find out if you are eligible check out this list of requirements offered by the NSFAS website.

Registration is open now at Unisa for undergraduate degrees.

  • Undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, diplomas & degrees, advanced certificates, advanced diplomas, BTechs & postgraduate certificates):
    • New & returning students: 10 - 28 June 2019
    • Students awaiting results: 16 July - 8 August 2019

Click here to register for an Undergraduate course

Would you like to be a teacher? It is a great career as you get to help in developing our country by teaching the next generation. 

The other positive is that there are bursaries available to cover all the costs of getting the degree. Even if you later in life want to change careers you are in a godo position as you already have a degree.

There are many different areas you can specialise in so there is something for everyone.

Click here for details of the Isasa Bursary Scheme

 

The application and placement process for the 2020 academic year for Grades 1 and 8 in Gauteng public schools has gone live this morning.

The Admissions Online Application System -- which went online at 8am -- was introduced to make it easy and convenient for parents to submit applications rather than queue at a school.

It has also provided accurate information to the Department of Education for planning purposes, such as planning of allocation of resources including educators, classrooms, learning and teaching study materials.

The department assured that the online process has improved and now has capacity to accommodate 50 000 simultaneous users.

Parents or applicants with children in Grade R in the current school as well as for Grade 8 in Schools of Focused Learning or Schools of Specialisation should also be made online.

Harambee is an organisation that provides a free service for the youth of South Africa who are looking for a job.

If you are younger than 35 and looking for a job then Harambee are here to help you!

Do you know any youth or are you currently a youth between the ages of 18 and 34 who have a matric certificate and are unemployed?

Harambee's assessments and training help you get and keep a real job at a real company. Harambee has placed over 40,000 young people with over 400 of South Africa’s top companies.

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

 

 

Internships are offered by many large companies to give you valuable work experience, and you will get paid.  Different companies offer different amounts depending on the job that you do.

Doing well at an internship can help you get a full time job at the company and an increased salary.

To make it easier for you we have looked across the country to find all the internships that are available and put them in one place.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LATEST INTERNSHIPS

 

 

 

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.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

 

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.

 

Applications are now open for study at UCT. You can do it all online. Click here for more details

 

More about UCT.

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.

 

Click here for full details on the Military Skills Development Programme

 

 

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