When you look for a career, it is important to know yourself. Here are some tips and information on how to choose your career and studies.
All you need to know about the different types of universities in South Africa, how to apply, and study tips for the first year at university.
Q&A STUDIES & CAREER
Questions from learners regarding different fields of study and careers, answered by University students and professionals.
10 tips to succeed in your studies, from some of our top Matric learners and Prof. Jonathan Jansen (chancellor of the University of Free State).
How to get residency accommodation (on campus); how to find a room off campus; and popular student accommodation.
Private colleges offer degrees, diplomas and certificates. They often provide more individual attention than universities or TVET colleges because of their small size. Many help you find a job at the end of your studies and have close links with different industries.
Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) colleges offer studies that are more practical than university courses and sometimes better suited to certain work environments.
Information on bursaries for high school learners and university students, as well as tips for applying.
The “National Student Financial Aid Scheme” (NSFAS) is a government bursary awarded to South African students from families who earn less than R 350 000 per year (total household income) to study at Universities and TVET colleges.
A study loan is a loan provided by a bank, university or other institution. It must only be paid back at the end of your studies. But, from the start, your family/sponsor will have to pay an “interest” on the loan every month.
POST MATRIC AND GAP YEAR
Whether you're not happy with your Matric results this year or can't go to your university of choice, you can take a gap year and take another go next year. But what to do during a gap year?
Apprenticeships are learning programs in an artisan trade occupation. You do your apprenticeship in a company for the full period of training, with only short theory courses for 3 months of the year at a TVET college.