Higher Education

Higher Education, a near-essential part of life. Referring to any studying done after Matric, higher education provides students with additional qualifications necessary to obtain specific jobs and advance themselves in life. Options for higher education include universities and colleges, offering qualifications on degree, diploma and certificate levels. Which of these levels of higher education you qualify to go into depends upon your Matric pass - it takes a Bachelor's pass to qualify to study for a degree, a Diploma pass for a diploma and a Higher Certificate pass for a certificate. Read on to see what your options are in terms of higher education and see how the field of higher education is changing in South Africa.

Deciding to get a tertiary qualification is a big commitment, both financially and in terms of the time and effort you’ll need to invest to get your degree or diploma.

Matriculants who have not yet finalised their study options for next year, should take a serious look at vocational careers, where the demand for qualified and skilled individuals remain despite South Africa’s sluggish economy, an education expert says.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received more than 400 000 funding applications for the 2019 financial year.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor will today be presented with the award of Officer in the French Legion of Honour for her remarkable and life-long achievements during her time as Minister of Science and Technology.

Thousands of first year students receiving their end of year results are having to face up to the fact that their dreams for the future are not materialising quite as they had hoped

 

iQ Academy is a specialised distance Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) that serves students throughout South Africa. 

The holiday season is approaching, and with it, the busiest time of the year for shoppers as they search for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. 

With 9 days left before the closing of 2019 applications cycle, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on all students, who have not yet applied for financial aid, to submit their online applications before the closing date.

SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has opened its fourth physical campus in Berea, Durban, thereby increasing tertiary education options in KwaZulu-Natal.  

South African education innovators, Craig Duff and Odette Francesconi, who founded Varsity College in Durban in 1991 and were instrumental in the growth and development of the brand for over 25 years.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on all learners, who have not yet applied for 2019 financial aid, to submit their online applications before the closing date.

"Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing rapid growth with the demand for education outstripping supply."

Your whole life you have been told by your parents, your teachers, your coaches that you will not be successful without a university degree, that you will amount to nothing without good grades and your head in the books.

In an effort to demystify the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) application process students were invited to pose their funding-related questions via a live Twitter chat.

Students who are struggling to apply for government funding can now receive help at the new National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) office.

Grit, defined as the combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal is the hallmark of high achievers. 

Social grant beneficiaries intending to study at public higher education institutions next year have until 30 November to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). 

The career path you decide to pursue will largely determine where you should study.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has appealed to confirmed National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) beneficiaries to come forward and sign their Schedule of Particulars (SOP).

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has suspended its Chief Executive Officer Steven Zwane with immediate effect, following allegations of maladministration.

Cabinet has lent its support to the appointment of Dr Randall Carolissen as the administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

The Department of Higher Education and Training says while the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is reconfiguring its funding processing for 2019, planning for the year hasn’t stopped. 

In an effort to realise spatial transformation, plans are underway to include the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) into the curricula of institutions of higher learning.

It's no secret that the world of higher education is moving into the digital space.

Only 26% of graduates finish their three-year degrees. This is according to the recently released and audited Vital Stats Public Higher Education 2016 report, which finds that the number of students who drop out of higher education institutions has increased to staggering proportions.

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