Funding

It costs money to study at college or varsity - and you need to cover your living expenses if you are studying full-time.  We have lots of information that will help you find the bursaries, loans and other funding options available to help you finish studying.

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NSFAS

The rollout of digital learning devices is scheduled to begin soon as NSFAS funded students are urged to start ordering the devices on the NSFAS website. Non-NSFAS funded students are also encouraged to consult with their institutions if the are in need of a device.

Last year NSFAS pulled funding from thousands of students for being dishonest and not meeting the NSFAS requirement, but after investigations have been done, NSFAS has been accused of being unlawful and unconstitutional. The methods behind defunding are being questioned.

Trimester 2 applications for Engineering Studies are open for new students at Orbit TVET College. Orbit TVET College aims to provide their students with good quality courses.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), is a government bursary scheme that provides funding for underprivileged students. Are you a TUT student and wondering if they'll fund you? Here's the answer.

The African National Congress, which the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, is a member of, has accused him of going against their policies when it comes to free higher education. The Minister has stepped up and responded to these accusations.

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Bursaries

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), is a government bursary scheme that provides funding for underprivileged students. Are you a TUT student and wondering if they'll fund you? Here's the answer.

NSFAS provides fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans through bursaries. NSFAS funding is available to TVET College students as well so what's the criteria for TVET students to be funded?

Are you a postgraduate needing financial assistance? Are you a full-time student with studies in Doctoral, Honours and Master's?

Calling all talented students who are currently studying within the Information Technology (IT) field. Are you looking to major in Computer Science, Computer & Software Engineering, Information Technology, Game Design or Informatics at Bachelors / Honours / Masters / Doctorate level?

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development.

To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Scholarships

Are you a postgraduate needing financial assistance? Are you a full-time student with studies in Doctoral, Honours and Master's?

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development.

To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Application deadlines are set by the individual universities (institutions). SARAO Postgraduate Scholarships 2022.

President Derek Bok established the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP) in 1979 to address the needs of South Africans who were denied access to advanced education by the apartheid system.

There are five scholarships available to South African citizens, all of which are for international postgraduate study. 

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Student Loans

Are you wondering if Fundi funds short courses? Well, keep on reading to find out if they do.

There is a world of exciting possibilities out there. You simply have to grab hold of them. After all, you have the world at your feet - your time is now! Standard Bank student loans can help you.

Students have begun receiving their learning materials allowances. Since the change from vouchers to cash, university students are encouraged to spend their allowances in ways that benefit their education. Rather than using their allowances for other unrelated expenses. This change has also affected academic industry sales and businesses. Critiques have also shown concern about the effect the change to cash would have on students' academics. 

You may have read recently that NSFAS would be changing the way applications worked. The organisation has adopted what they call a Student Centered Model, completely overhauling the applications system.

So what does this mean for you?

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.

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Finance Articles

Getting accepted at the University of Venda is a huge part of the process to securing your future. However, you're going to need to figure out how you're going to pay for your studies. We might be able to help you there.

Study at Pearson Institution and apply for student funding. At Pearson, they believe education is a lifelong journey to empowerment and discovery. It starts with finding your unique skills, then choosing the right programme, to cultivate and transform your talent into a successful career that fuels your passion.

The are various forms of funding for people who wish to study but can't afford to do so. If you are struggling to find a way to fund you studies, here are some options.

2021 Applications for financial assistance at the University of the Western Cape are now open. UWC has many options for students who need assistance when it comes to paying for their studies.

Wondering if you can apply for a Funza Lushaka Bursary if you are earning next to nothing? What must I be earning in order for nsfas to cover me? Find out more below.

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