Engineering masters bursary call
For the ninth year running, the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) is offering bursaries to eligible Bachelor of Science engineering students who wish to pursue a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree focusing on biotechnology within the pulp, paper, tissue and paper packaging sectors. Each bursary is valued... Read more
Close on R1 billion for student historic debt
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor, is pleased to announce that the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has allocated an additional sum of R967 million to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to settle the historic debt owed to universities by 52,514 NSFAS... Read more
NSFAS  dealing with students’ accommodation
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it is concerned and alarmed that students from Ehlanzeni Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College have been compelled to find accommodation in public libraries and police stations. This follows a report that students from Mapulaneng campus were kicked out... Read more
Thuthuka Bursaries for UKZN BCom accounting students
After a rigorous review process by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) has welcomed 15 Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF) recipients into its Accounting programme. The Thuthuka Bursary programme is a transformation initiative of accountants aimed at encouraging previously disadvantaged... Read more
Rhodes Scholarship jerks up UFS alumnus’ teaching career
The education career of a University of the Free State alumnus and budding teacher, Sinoxolo Gcilitshane, has been given a boost after he was granted a Mandela Rhodes Scholarship to do a Bachelor of Education at the University of Cape Town this year. This prestigious offer comes after only one year... Read more
NSFAS completes review of rejected applications and prepares for appeals
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has completed all assessments of the 2019 applications of first-time entering students. Of the 417 000 applications received, more than 300 000 students have been declared approved, pending registration at public institutions for NSFAS funded qualifications. In December 2018, the NSFAS Administrator,... Read more
Apply for North West bursary scheme
The North West Office of the Premier is inviting qualifying learners, students and unemployed youth to apply for a bursary to study on a full time basis at any tertiary institution in the country. “The Provincial Bursary and Skills Development Fund targets Grade 12 learners, those who have already... Read more
Ikusasa Financial Aid Programme honours tertiary student funders
The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) has hosted a successful Recognition Dinner, honouring their bursars, funders and donors who have assisted them in funding tertiary students in the year 2017 and 2018. The dinner was attended by senior executives of distinguished companies such as their founding members –... Read more
Apply for the Sindiswa Carol ‘Tu’ Nhlumayo Merit Bursary Scheme
With only 2% of the entire world’s maritime workforce consisting of women, a new bursary scheme announced by the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) plans to unlock the oceans economy for women in South Africa. The Sindiswa Carol ‘Tu’ Nhlumayo Merit Bursary is now open for young black... Read more
NSFAS 2019 deadline looms
With 9 days left before the closing of 2019 applications cycle, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on all students, who have not yet applied for financial aid, to submit their online applications before the closing date. The 2019 applications cycle opened on 1 September 2018,... Read more