Student loans are one of the options for student funding that you may be investigating. In this mini series of articles named Pros and Cons, Bursaries Portal outlines the advantages and disadvantages of scholarships, bursaries and student loans.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offers bursaries to South African students who plan to study at public universities and TVET colleges. They cover funding for registration, tuition, and allowances.
A Gap Year is normally a break that students take after finishing matric. It normally provides students with an opportunity to discover themselves and figure out what they want their path to be for the future.
NRF, National Research Foundation, provides funding for full-time students for their postgraduate studies which they must complete in a fixed number of years. The NRF only funds certain degrees so read below to learn what degrees are funded by the NRF.