Do you want to pursue undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) but can’t afford to do so? In South Africa there are various bursaries, scholarships and student loan opportunities available that can help you to Discover the Gold in Your Grey Matter.
Bursaries are awarded on the basis of academic merit and other criteria, including financial need. They are awarded by companies,
private and religious organisations or government departments. Bursaries often have conditions attached to them. For example, you may need to work
for the company that provides the bursary for a specified period once you have completed your studies.
A scholarship is financial assistance awarded for outstanding academic achievement. Usually no employment conditions are attached to a scholarship.
Most banks offer student loans at special interest rates, which are lower than normal rates. A parent or someone with assets has to sign as surety
(to guarantee repayment).There are also government loans available to prospective students whose family members cannot afford to pay for them to study.