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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:

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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.

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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.

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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

This bursary is open to students who have applied to a recognized tertiary institution in KwaZulu-Natal and have received a letter of acceptance.

The South African Reserve Bank (the Bank), as part of addressing the severe shortage of skills in South Africa, provides bursaries to students in relevant fields of study who are from disadvantaged

Students awarded a bursary by SUBTROP will be required to work for SUBTROP for a period of one year for each year that the bursary is awarded, provided that a position is available.

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