Bursary Guide South Africa

To find the latest bursaries on this website, go to list on the right called “CURRENT BURSARY LIST” or if you know which bursary you are looking for simply use the search in the top right hand corner.

Bursaries and scholarships are gifts and they don’t need to be repaid. Thats free training for you to help you get a job. Bursaries never need to be paid for. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, non-profits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

To find a bursary use the search tool in the top right hand corner of this website.

Bursaries
What kinds of bursaries and scholarships are available?
How do I find bursary or a scholarships?
When do I apply for scholarships or a bursary?

How do I apply for bursary or a scholarships?
How do I get my scholarship and bursary money?
How does a scholarship or bursary affect my other student aid?

Other words for bursaries of free training as we call it are discretionary grants, bursaries, internships, workplace experience, apprenticeships and learnerships.

If you don’t have a skill or experience in this day and age you are never going to get a job, if it means you working for free for a company for a period of time, what is wrong with that? You would be doing nothing anyway, its much better to have some work experience on your CV rather than nothing at all, it givers you a much better chance of getting a job.

What kinds of bursaries and scholarships are available?
Some scholarships for college are merit-based. You earn them by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship-giver. Merit ones might be awarded based on academic achievement or on a combination of academics and a special talent, trait, or interest. Other are based on financial need.

Many are geared toward particular groups of people; for instance, there are scholarships for women or high school seniors. And some are available because of where you or your parent work, or because you come from a certain background (for instance, there are for military families).

It might cover the entire cost of your tuition, or it might be a one-time award of a few hundred dollars. Either way, it’s worth applying for, because it’ll help reduce the cost of your education.
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How do I find bursary or a scholarships?
There are various scholarships, grants and bursaries to be found here on our website for students living in England, America, Australia and South Africa. Information of who can apply, when to apply and how to apply is all found here on our website.

When do I apply for scholarships or a bursary?
That depends on each scholarship’s deadline. Some deadlines are as early as a year before college starts, so if you’re in high school now, you should be researching and applying during the summer between your junior and senior years. But if you’ve missed that window, don’t give up! Look at scholarship information to see which ones you can still apply for now.

How do I apply for bursary or a scholarships?
Each scholarship has its own requirements. The websites should give you an idea of who qualifies and how to apply. Make sure you read the application carefully, fill it out completely, and meet the application deadline.

How do I get my scholarship and bursary money?
That depends on the scholarship. The money might go directly to your college, where it will be applied to any tuition, fees, or other amounts you owe, and then any leftover funds given to you. Or it might be sent directly to you in a check. The provider should tell you what to expect when it informs you that you’ve been awarded the scholarship. If not, make sure to ask.

How does a scholarship or bursary affect my other student aid?
A scholarship will affect your other student aid because all your student aid added together can’t be more than your cost of attendance at your college or career school. So, you’ll need to let your school know if you’ve been awarded a scholarship so that the financial aid office can subtract that amount from your cost of attendance (and from certain other aid, such as loans, that you might have been offered). Then, any amount left can be covered by other financial aid for which you’re eligible. Questions? Ask your financial aid office.

What is an Internship
An internship is really you investing your time in your future, look at it as free education and work experience. Lots of companies give worthy individuals an opportunity to get experience working for a company, this give you and them the opportunity to see if you like the work environment and the job you are doing, and it gives the company a chance to see if you can do the job and your attitude, the pay is normally not that great, and sometimes its nothing, but where else can you get free education?