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.
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.
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.