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.
Following the traditional path thorough a higher education institution is not
always possible. Sometimes financial constraints can be a barrier, or the study
programme is insufficient in preparing young people for the marketplace. Here
are some alternative study, work and financing options.
Transnet can through their bursary scheme assist you to make your dreams come
true. These operating divisions, supported by Company-wide specialist functions, give
meaning to our philosophy of "One Company, One Vision'.
Anglo American is looking to award bursaries to excellent performers who will be in
their 2nd or 3rd year of study in 2015; students who can balance their studies and
involvement in other activities such as campus societies, sport.