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How Students Can Benefit From Taking A Gap Year

A gap year is when students take a break after high school before embarking their tertiary studies. There is this misconception that  taking a gap year will make you forget everything you’ve learnt at school.

Many students consider a gap year to explore, gain new experiences, earn money and put life into perspective. Katie Schellenberg says, “pointing out that extra time helps many people gain perspective on what they really want from their education.”

It is not only a myth, but a gap year can be used for various reasons such as:

How To Get A Bursary

Matric Bursary Application

How To Get A Bursary

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.

Apply early

Don't wait till you reach your matric  year to look for financial aid opportunities.

By the time you enter Grade 10 you should have started to think seriously about potential careers.

Matrics wrap up “successful” final exams

matric exams over

The 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations – which saw 790 405 candidates sitting for 147 question papers in 7 416 examination centres nationwide - have been successfully concluded.

The Department of Basic Education said it was pleased that the exam process had gone smoothly.

The last papers, Agricultural Technology and Design, were written on Thursday.

“This brought to an end a process that commenced more than a month ago involving thousands of officials in the NSC examination administration system.

All Systems Go For NSFAS 2019 Applications

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has officially tested the improved online application system which is aimed at improving the time at which users take in applying for funding.

“This is an effort to showcase the improved efficient process. The aim and focus was to make the online application system simpler for applicants, with the process shorter and reactive, providing feedback to the applicants within a week,” NSFAS said.

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Latest Bursaries

Dube TradePort’s Bursary Scheme is offering once off bursaries to students who are residents of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and interested in pursuing a tertiary qualification. 

Bursaries will be awarded to students studying the following disciplines:

Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal will be awarding bursaries to KwaZulu-Natal-residing students, to pursue their studies within the Built Environment sector (National Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree/ Apprenticeship/ other related qualification as approved by the Bursary Committee).

Opportunities to study in Hungary are available through the 2021 Stipendium Hungaricum.

The Hungarian Government is offering 100 scholarships to South Africans to study at participating public universities in Hungarian. The scholarship consists of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD scholarships.

All courses are taught in English.

The Municipal Council of Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality invites applications for financial Assistance from well-performing matriculates who wish to further their studies at institutions of high learning.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not receive feedback within 30 days, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

The MultiChoice 2021 Bursary Scheme is now open and we are looking for driven, accountable and lateral thinkers currently studying towards select degrees.

Degree or qualification MultiChoice will sponsor:

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