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.

For the past 18 years, Chipateni Nyirenda from Lusaka wanted to meet her role model former President Nelson Mandela.

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

The Mandela Scholarship Fund has invited South African students, who want to undertake postgraduate studies at Sussex University, to send in their applications for scholarships

Delighted North West students were awarded 52 bursaries by Premier Edna Molewa to further their studies at tertiary institutions of their choice across the country

University bursaries totalling R10 million would be granted to 256 students from disadvantaged communities and poor families, the KwaZulu-Natal government said

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is to give bursaries to allow mathematics and science teachers to further their studies

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.

A total of 240 tertiary education students will benefit in bursaries from First National Bank (FNB) to the value of R6.6 million during the 2008 academic year. This announcement was made by FNB Board Chairman Sizwe Nxasana.

The South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SA SKA) is offering bursaries in engineering, physics and computer science to young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

The new Gaming and Hospitality Management Academy in Cape Town is putting its money where its mouth is by offering a bursary for their one-year course to 3 students from the Western Cape.

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.

About R1 million is expected to be raised in this year's Presidential Golf Challenge to be held in Cape Town on Saturday, to benefit the country's students.

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