By | 2018-01-03
South Africa is home to many world-class universities and colleges, and you’re smart and want to get ahead in life. How are you going to pay for your studies?  Studying is an expensive undertaking. You can expect to pay between R20 000 and R30 000 for each year of undergraduate study at a South African university.
Specialised or professional degrees, such as medicine and engineering, can cost much more.
South Africa also has a wide range of private colleges, where tuition fees can be higher than at the subsidised public institutions.
Be sure to consider your options before deciding how to pay for your studies, and apply for any award or bursary for which you’re eligible.
External bursaries
Many South African companies as well as provincial government departments offer bursaries to promising students.  The terms of these bursaries vary tremendously. Contract bursaries require you to “pay back” the bursary by working at the company once you’ve completed your degree – giving you a job and work experience immediately after your graduation. Many mining and engineering companies, in particular, provide contract bursaries.How To Apply


A booklet known as the Bursary Register is published every year and includes a full list of bursaries available in your particular field. While copies are available at most high schools and at your university’s financial aid office, you can also order a copy from:
The Bursary Register
Tel: +27 (0)11 672 6559
Email: [email protected]