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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.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is offering South Africa's brightest young minds a head-start in life through its Fellowship Programme. This initiative aims to develop students, into South Africa?s future high growth entrepreneurial leaders and includes comprehensive financial support as one of its many benefits.

Nedbank has made a major investment in education by contributing approximately R14 million to roughly 120 students through its wide range of bursary programmes for the 2012 academic year in order to 'assist young South Africans to realise their potential through tertiary education'.

One of the biggest challenges faced by new students at Varsity will be planning their finances, says Leonora Swart the financial manager at Boston City Campus and Business College. She has some great advice to ensure that your transition from school to varsity is as painless as possible.

If you want to get a good career and study at a South African university you are going to have to pay a lot. For those who can handle an academic course the problem is often how they are going to pay for it. There are many ways that you can pay for your studies? Student study loans are one of the ways that you can pay for your university fees and living expenses.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is calling South Africa?s brightest Grade 12 learners with the chance to make their future dreams come true.

At least 50 students will have the opportunity to study environmental science at Higher Education Institutions through the Indalo Yethu Environmental Scholarship Fund.
Indalo Yethu (meaning Our Environment or Our Heritage), which is South Africa?s environmental campaign, was launched in June 2006 by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

Financial services group Nedbank has launched a R15 million bursary programme aimed at addressing skills shortages in the banking and finance sector.

The Eastern Cape has invested more than R85 million in supporting financially needy students to obtain their basic qualifications

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has offered at least 120 students bursaries to further their studies at tertiary institutions, in order to become teachers.

Education Minister Naledi Pandor has announced that 22 000 students have so far registered for the new National Certificate (Vocational) at public FET Colleges. This is against a target of 27 000 that the Department has for these new programmes.

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