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.

“With over 27 years’ experience in Post School Education, Boston City Campus & Business College knows what it takes to raise the bar for students and vastly improve success rates”.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is to embark on a new enrolment planning exercise for the academic period 2020 to 2025.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has emphasised that meeting academic and progression requirements is still key in getting a bursary under the new scheme administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

As a parent you want to help your child find a fulfilling career but in order to make the right choices you need to have all the facts.

Studying abroad is more than a travel opportunity, it can improve your job prospects and give you invaluable life experience.

South Africa’s notoriously high drop-out rate among first year university students can be ascribed to a number of factors.



Despite efforts to boost access to tertiary education the majority of South African school leavers do not pursue a higher education after matric.

A further R1.1 billion has been allocated to build additional accommodation at 17 institutions of higher learning across the country.

Despite thousands of South Africans struggling to find employment because they never finished school, few are aware of the option of completing a Technical Matric, which allows them to access a myriad of careers where employers are desperately seeking skilled staff.

Many students will, for the first time, encounter what is called an open book assessment once they start writing tests and exams at their public university or private higher education institution.  

Students should be able to move through the educational system “seamlessly” says Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor.

A compelling event discussing the future of legal education took place last week. Hosted by Monash South Africa and The Law Society of South Africa.

With the academic year now in full swing, many prospective students who missed out on a space at their chosen institution, or those who considered furthering their studies but left it too late, mistakenly think that their chance will only come around again next year.

During his 2018 national budget speech on 21 February, former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced that the government would invest R57 billion in free tertiary education.

The Department of Higher Education (DHET) and Minister, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize hosted a two-day Conference, on the TVET College Student Support Services in East London.

South Africa’s just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another <a href="http://www.treasury.gov.za/documents/national%20budget/2018/speech/speec...">R57 billion</a> to higher education and training over the next three years

Over 10 private colleges have been exposed for non-compliance with the relevant legislation in the private higher learning sector.

Finance Minister is expected to clarify all aspects of financing free higher education during the Budget Speech next week.

About 191 000 students are eligible for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) grant.

The fight for free university education in South Africa is entering its fourth year.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme confirmed that its application window for the 2018 academic year has officially closed.

As thousands of First Year students head off to varsity in coming weeks, education experts say they should embrace the excitement and opportunity, but also ensure they start off on the right track to ensure they make a success of their studies right from the get-go.

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET) hosted a chat session on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, inviting students to raise any pressing issues concerning higher education in the country.

Students who have questions relating to admissions, registration and career options will be able to speak directly to Deputy Minister Buti Manamela on Twitter.

Every choice in life has negative and positive elements. So before you decide if you should take a gap year check out this list of pro's and cons.


Subscribe to Higher Education