Grace Hammond


Grace is a student at the University of Cape Town and a part-time contributor to Careers Portal.

If your application to be funded by NSFAS was declined, you can appeal the decision. You can read below to find out how to do that. 



The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme aims to promote teaching through the funding of students who are studying to go into the teaching profession. 


The National Research Foundation has created a new model for post-graduate funding. This will include Full Cost of Study and Partial Cost of Study. 

There are many options for funding and so you may be wondering what the pros and cons are of different financial aid schemes. 


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. 

Securing funding for your studies can be a stressful experience. In some cases, you might even end up with student debt before securing your qualification, but whether you're a student with new debt or old debt, Feenix can help you pay your tuition fees.

Can I get a job without a matric certificate? The simple answer is yes! There are many alternative options for students who do not have their matric certificate yet.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides funding for students at higher education institutions. So does NSFAS still provide book vouchers now that students are using online learning? 


Applications and decisions regarding university and funding is stressful and can be confusing. Keep reading to hear some tips and tricks when applying for funding and scholarships. 


NSFAS funds South African students at public universities. Since UNISA is a distance learning institution, how much do UNISA students get from NSFAS for their allowances?


If you have lost your matric certificate and need to reply for a new one, you can keep reading to find out how to do it. 


An application for lost or replacement certificates needs to be done at any office of the Department of Education. 


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. 


After finishing matric, passing such a major milestone, you are now probably looking for options of what to do now. 

Career planning is important especially making sure you choose the right career path for yourself. Here are some steps that can help you!


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.

If you are hoping to be funded by NSFAS as well as wanting to move out possibly into residence, you may be wondering is NSFAS will cover accommodation? Look no further, the answer is yes!


If you have a refund due, you are probably wondering how you can claim back your money!


Fundi aims to help students fund their studies in tertiary education. Fundi provides education loans to students that covers a variety of costs so students can study without financial burden. 


If you have failed matric, you may believe there are no options for you. That is not true! Below we have compiled a list of options for you. 


It is important to remember that bad results are not the end of the road. There are always options for you!


NSFAS has revealed students' statuses regarding funding. If you have seen your status and have been rejected, here are some reasons why this may have happened. 


If you're a South African student who is looking to study short courses, you may be wondering whether you can be funded by NSFAS. You can keep reading to find out!