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At Boston College they offer accredited Higher Education qualifications, including their state-of-the-art Postgraduate Diploma in Management, a range of Degrees, and numerous Diplomas and Higher Certificates.  And they offer a variety of work-ready Occupational and Short Programmes which meet industry needs and are developed by industry specialists and leading professionals in their fields.


Matrics who are tempted to take a year off after their school careers – whether it is because they feel they just need a break, or because they don’t yet know if or what they want to study – should think twice about their decision, an education expert says.


So you want to study further? That's great! There are plenty of colleges and other education institutes out there, but before you do make sure that your college or institution is registered.


With South Africa’s high unemployment rates and limited university spaces, matriculants are often urged to opt for vocational training.

Barend Van den Berg says the career options in the vocational sector are virtually endless, and incorporate almost all sectors of the economy.


To apply online, applicants will be required to first register and create a MyNSFAS profile on the NSFAS website, which will serve as their personal account where they can log in for updates on their applications and funding throughout the year. BELOW: Watch this NSFAS demonstration video to help you complete your online application.


Thousands of students enter private tertiary education institutions every year - increasingly out of choice, but other times because of limited opportunities in the public sector. As prospective students have always done when deciding on which university to attend, private students must be encouraged to similarly ensure they entrust the right institution with their higher education.


Did you know? To lodge any other TVET examinations related enquiry the examination centres and/or candidates are encouraged to make use of the DHET Exams e-query solution for colleges on www.eservices.gov.za


Are you looking for new ways to cover your college expenses? Crowd funding is the latest trend in student financing.


Author Carol S Dweck is known for her work on the mindset psychological trait, where the ‘fixed mindset’ approaches learning from the point of view that you are born with certain skills and abilities.


University choices may feel like a distant priority for this year’s Matrics who are currently settling into the rhythm of their final year at school.


Is it time to study further? Should you study straight after high school or get some life experience first?


Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela says the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) call centre is better placed to assist students who have not applied or those who are not able to find space at institutions of higher learning.


The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has congratulated and wished well the Matric class of 2018 for obtaining a 78.2% pass rate in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.


Applicants who have applied to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for funding in 2019 without submitting all supporting documents have until Friday, 14 December, to submit all required documents.


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.


Learners in Grades 7-11 applying for Grades 8-12 from Northern, Eastern and Western Cape or from the Southern part of the North West Provinces who come from poor homes. Bursaries are offered for full-time courses only at TVET colleges: N1 – N6 and some Practical courses.


Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has challenged Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to become part of the critical drive for skills development in South Africa.


Soon after matriculating in 2015, I was stuck between pursuing a career through work; study further at an FET College or University. It felt like a forked path. I was forced to make a decision and that’s when I decided to study further and I joined a college named Academy Training Group (ATG), I don’t regret that day because it has greatly changed my life.


If you are an astute observer of life with a curiosity about the world and great drawing skills to match, a career in animation could be for you.


With soaring violence, devastating levels of women and child abuse combined with the debilitating effects of endemic poverty, HIV AIDS and high unemployment, as well as the prevalence of bullying, gangsterism and substance abuse, it is not surprising that South Africa has large-scale mental health issues.

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