A List Of Public And Private Colleges In South Africa

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There are hundreds of different options to choose from when it comes to colleges. There are TVET Colleges which are government owned and all accredited to offer courses and qualifications.

There are also about 300 private colleges that are registered and accredited with the government. As long as a private college is accredited and registered, there is no reason why you shouldn't study there if they offer a course that you are interested in.

We have given you an updated list of Private Colleges that are registered and accredited with the government authorities. Click here for a list of the accredited private colleges in South Africa, for more information on the courses they have on offer and how to apply: LIST OF ACCREDITED PRIVATE COLLEGES

We now also have a list of the Public TVET Colleges straight from the Department of Higher Education and Training. To see what colleges are in your area click here: LIST OF PUBLIC TVET COLLEGES

NSFAS will pay for qualifying students to study at public TVET Colleges. They do not pay for students to study at private colleges but there are other options for covering the costs of private colleges, including bank loans, bursaries, and other funders.

Why is this important to know?

Space at college always fills up quickly so you need to have a plan. So make sure that you know all about the courses you want to study and the requirements that you need in order to study those courses.

Also, don't forget to contact the college about their "Open Days" and to APPLY NOW to secure your spot!


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