Are you running putting your studies on hold simply because you cannot afford to pay for it? Looking for ways to fund your studies can be one of the most stressful parts of university, but there are many options for students who are not financially able to fund their own studies.
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges allow students to further their education without completing matric. These institutions provide training for a wide range of sectors from areas such as hospitality, travel and tourism, primary health, engineering, agriculture, transport and logistics and many more.
These are the many sectors that require a certain level of skills and not university level of training. All TVET courses are registered with the Department of Higher Education and some courses are SETA accredited.
Each Provincial Government in South Africa offers a Provincial Government Bursary Programme. These Government bursaries are rare, so it’s advisable to apply for these opportunities at the earliest convenience.
How you fill out your bursary application forms can make or break your chances of receiving funding. Here are a few tips and ideas to help you along your way to ensuring a successful bursary application.
Only 26% of graduates finish their three-year degrees - This is according to the recently released and audited Vital Stats Public Higher Education 2016 report, which finds that the number of students who drop out of higher education institutions has increased to staggering proportions.