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Bursaries Scholarships

Bursaries and other financial aid initiatives are offered by government departments, companies and private sponsors. Funding is mainly awarded to previously disadvantaged young people who can not afford a higher education. Bursaries can be found in almost every field of study from engineering to journalism, however in order to apply students will have to meet certain requirements set by benefactors.

Scholarships are also a form of student funding, however scholarships are primarily awarded to students with outstanding academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities. Scholarship money does not need to be repaid and therefore it is the most desirable form of funding and the hardest to obtain. Do you need financial aid? Find a bursary or scholarship in your field of study.

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NSFAS  received a record number of 543 268 first-time funding applications by the end of its application period on 30 November 2019.

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Minister, Blade Nzimande, says all NSFAS qualifying students do not have to pay upfront registration fees at universities or TVET colleges.

NSFAS management have denied weekend media reports that they have put the funding of 100 000 young people at jeopardy by losing the supporting documents for their bursary applications.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is worred about the drop in interest in studying accounting at Gauteng schools.

Teaching bursaries are available from the independent schools association, ISASA.

In March 2018, the Department of Trade and Industry proposed amendments to The Skills Development Element set out in Statement 300 of the BBBEE Codes, introducing a separate target for bursaries and increasing the cap on informal training from 15% to 25%.

The applications for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme are closing shortly and Grade12 learners are urged to apply.

“Twenty years ago all our students coming for career consultations were intent on pursuing a career in Law.” So says Natalie Rabson, Skills Development Consultant at Boston City Campus & Business College.

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