Lerato Botha

Students who are unable to obtain a bursary, scholarship or government funding often opt for student loans to support their tertiary pursuits. There are a handful of bank branches in South Africa that offer such student loans.

The Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) bursaries aim first and foremost, to make a student’s tertiary education easier through funding. Hence, the SETA bursary covers a number of costs for a student.

The Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) bursaries are an attempt by government to increase the number of university graduates in areas that require critical skills discipline. The following reveals all necessary information about these bursaries.

The Fundi student loan option has been a saving grace for students who have lucked out on options for tertiary school funding. However, there are still a few necessities that a student will have to produce with their loan application to be considered for funding.

The Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) is a branch that aims to promote skills development in Gauteng. Keeping with this pursuit, the GCRA has a bursary fund for university students, and there are a number of requirements to be met to qualify for their bursary programme.

Although there are many bursaries in South Africa that cover a range of course subjects, there are also a few bursaries that are dedicated specifically to students pursuing teaching. The following is a broken down list of a few of these teaching bursaries.

The National Benchmark Test (NBT) can prove essential to the outcome of your application to a university, and since the pandemic began, the exam has been written online more frequently. The following outlines the rules and requirements of the online NBT exam.

Standard Bank offers a student loan option for all students who do not have alternative university funding options. The following represents a set of requirements that students are to meet to be able to qualify for a student loan from Standard Bank.

The Multichoice bursary option is a great funding alternative for underprivileged students whose passions lie in the fields of science and technology, and television services. This bursary operates similarly to many other bursaries in the country in that it funds more than just tuition fees.

MultiChoice has been servicing Sub-Saharan Africans’ television programming needs for decades. With the company’s success, they have also implemented a bursary funding scheme that offers different types of bursaries within its realm of service each year.

South African students have continued to pursue student loans as an alternative to bursaries and government funding schemes such as NSFAS to fund their education. Capitec bank is just one of the many institutions, including other banks, that have begun offering student loans to those in need of funding. 

The prospect of potentially failing, or not completing matric is one that many high school students grapple with, and under these circumstances, it is natural for students to search for alternative, quicker methods of passing their matric. These include searching for programmes that could help one complete their matric in less than a year to make up for lost time.