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Why should companies invest their money in your future? With so many students looking for financial backing only those who can prove their potential to companies will be selected.

Good money management is about forming healthy habits early on.

According to financial instructor, Bola Sokunbi planning is the key to managing your money well. Setting financial goals and creating a plan is a good place to start.

There are a couple of things you should know before you apply for a bursary.

Every organisation that offers financial assistance in the form of a bursary has its own set of rules and requirements.

Get ahead of the crowd by registering with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) today.

NSFAS applications for the 2021 academic year are open. This gives eligible students the opportunity to access free government funding.

Obtaining a bursary gets harder each year as more students compete for the same opportunities. While there is no way to guarantee that you are selected there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances.

Do you need financial assistance in order to study further? Pursuing a higher education through a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College might be the answer.

Every bursary contract has a criteria that must be met by the prospective student in order to apply. Requirements can include elements like location, age or academic achievement.

Are you gifted in a certain sport?

You could capitalize on your talents and hard work by applying for a sports bursary.

A sports bursary is different to an academic bursary in that it is only awarded to individuals who have achieved in one or more sporting activities.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Have you ever been asked this question?

Sadly many young people can not afford to answer this question honestly.

Each year companies in both the public and private sector commit to providing financial aid to deserving students. This is sometimes awarded in scholarship form but more frequently through a bursary agreement.

Do you know the difference between a bursary and a student loan?

A bursary may seem like the first choice for cash strapped students but it may not always be the easiest to obtain and students need to consider all their options.

Every year bursaries are granted for a variety of reasons. Whether students are funded by government, business or private sponsors they will need to meet the criteria set out by each benefactor.

So you've found a government job or internship or bursary you're interested in and want to apply for it. The first thing you need to do is note down the reference number as stated in the advert.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is the biggest government-funded entity used to administer financial aid to struggling students.

Are you looking for ways to fund your studies? Perhaps an academic bursary is the answer to your financial worries.

While financial grants are not easy to come by, it is worth every penny. Academic bursaries can be found in almost every field of study from engineering to journalism.

A relationship that started with, among other things, the donation of fertilizer has been strengthened by an investment into the future of students in agriculture at Stellenbosch University (SU).

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