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3 Apps To Help You Save On A Student Budget

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Saving money can be difficult, especially when you're a student. Luckily, there are some ways that you can keep track of how much money you spend and save.

There are many apps that are designed to help people reach their saving goals, but very few are aimed at helping students. 

Here are 3 apps that you can make use of as a student if you're trying earn cash or save a few bucks:

1) Quillo

Quillo helps you buy and sell used textbooks. 

Youth Month: Money Tips For Young People

young people planning their finances

June is the month when we traditionally focus on the youth of South Africa. However, with youth unemployment at close to 75%, it can seem to young job seekers that there is little to celebrate.

Personal finance website JustMoney.co.za recently spoke to some young South Africans, and found that, despite the multiple challenges they face, they are focused on paying their bills and making every effort to put some money aside.

Bank Accounts For Students

Student bank accounts are for young adults between the ages of 18-25. In order to qualify for a student bank account, you must be studying towards a degree or diploma over the course of 3 years.

The best thing about a student account is the low bank charges, which keep your student budget in mind. Here are a few of the best student bank accounts that South Africa has to offer. 

Absa - Student Account

The Absa student account is open to young adults between the ages of 18-27 years. It has a monthly fee of R29. 

Live More For Less

Enjoying the day or night out with friends or family is always a great way to have fun and make memories, but it’s also an easy way to blow a ton of cash, quickly! Movies, drinks, lunch, Uber… before you look again you’ve spent more in one day than you would on food for a week!  And, in a time where COVID-19 has affected our financial security, spending that amount of cash can really hit home hard.

Who Can Apply For Sports Bursaries?

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.

This enables students who are not necessarily academically-minded to gain access to a higher education.

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Latest Bursaries

The Portuguese National Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) is offering a scholarship for PhD graduates. This scholarship will be awarded in collaboration with the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre).

Through this scholarship programme, ten PhD grants will be offered to candidates studying in the following fields:

You have the chance to study in Ireland! The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme is aimed at offering fully-funded scholarship opportunities to South African students. Selected students will be chosen to study at Master’s level in Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions.

Students from Historically Disadvantaged Institutions are encouraged to apply.

Matric learners are invitied to take part in the The University of Free State star of stars competition. 

Learners who are top academic achievers and residing in the Free State province will be considered. Applicants must have applied to study at the UFS before the closing date in order to enter the Star of Stars competition.

SATI is awarding bursaries for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.

Bursaries will be awarded in the following fields of study:

Are you in high school and in need of funding for your studies?  The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) wants to help you study further.

Learners from grades 8 to 12 are invited to apply for funding. You can get funding regardless of your subject choices!

Closing date: 30 September 2021.

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