Tertiary education

 

Tertiary education

Bursaries, scholarships & loans: Here's how to fund your studies

Find the contact details for South Africa's tertiary institutions' finance offices, plus websites where you can find more on bursaries and student loans.

Tertiary education

What SA’s matric pass rate means for universities

In 2018, out of a total of 270 516 mathematics writers, 37% passed with 40% and above. And those who start university and come in with a National Senior Certificate mathematics mark of 90% and above are more likely to pass a university course, usually with an average mean of 64%, if they're lucky. So although strengthening the pool of students will require efforts at primary and secondary level, the onus for growing the pool of qualified graduates lies with higher education.

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Is multilinguism the silver bullet in SA varsities, or does it in fact create elitism?

It is a beautiful ideal that our Constitution provides for education in each of our official languages. But if the government doesn't provide funding to properly see this through, it may end up excluding minority groups – again. Dr Dioné Harley explains.

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"I’ve always been a dreamer": 19-year-old Syrian student goes from pipe dream to studying at the University of Cambridge

Whether parent or learner, exam time is stressful. One Syrian student is proving that no matter what your circumstances are, hard work and determination really does pay off.

Tertiary education

Tips for surviving on a student budget

You already know what it is, the dreadful student budget (insert shark approaching soundtrack). We know how tough it can be, and we're here to help!

Tertiary education

Advice for university students, from interns

Being a final year student at university can be quite a strange yet exciting time. Being so close to the end, you're going to need all the advice you can get before facing the "real world". Why not take some from our 24.com interns who have recently graduated university themselves?

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Understanding university grading, credits, Dean's list and more

Transitioning from high school to university can be a big leap with all sorts of changes, especially when it comes to the workload and grading system. Here's what you want to know about grading, credits, the Dean's list and honour societies.

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The problem with university rankings: quality of teaching only weighs 30%

Each year the release of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings generates a great deal of interest. But is it always fair, considering that the rankings heavily favour research-intensive, well-resourced universities, and say nothing about the actual quality of teaching as experienced by students or academics?

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University freshers' guide to navigating campus

Are you going to campus next year, looking to not be completely lost and frantically run around campus when classes start? Here is a list of things you need to familiarise yourself with to make your first semester goes as smoothly as possible.

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Top 10 craziest courses you can actually take at university

How To Win a Beauty Pageant, Wasting Time on the Internet, and more courses you can actually take at university.

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Preparing your assignments? University referencing guide for beginners

University calls for a ton of referencing. In fact, in our online world, learning proper referencing is wasted on no-one! Here's a guide to some of the most common referencing styles to help you along the way.

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Why studying in the humanities faculty is more valuable than ever

We don't need specialists anymore. Problem-solvers who’ve studied a variety of subjects and tried different ways of thinking are in demand. So isn't it by time we shift our thinking about studying in the humanities faculty?

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Tough questions you need to ask if you don’t agree with your child’s study choice

You may not agree with your child's study choice because it's not what you had in mind for them, but times have changed and there are so many new and viable career paths and subsequent study choices available to them. So here are the tough questions you need to ask before completely disregarding their first choice.

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OPINION: @woketwitter, have we become a little too sensitive?

From woke Twitter to woke Twitter: Millennials and Gen Z have been at the forefront of so many important movements, such as #menaretrash, #rhodemustfall and #feesmustfall. But these worthy causes aside, I wonder, do we occasionally attack people simply because their views and opinions differ from ours? Have we become oversensitive?

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Do you want to study arts and humanities but your family is against it? Read on

Yes a career in arts and humanities is a viable option! If that's where your passion drives you, seriously consider it, despite pressure from your family.

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South Africa's universities and colleges: contact details

Deciding where to study after matric is exciting – and potentially confusing. Here we list nearly 200 tertiary institutions in South Africa to kick-start your research.

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Why are SA's youth not going to TVET colleges?

Despite a government target of seeing 2.5 million young South Africans enrolled at TVET colleges, less than 800 000 students are currently registered. Compare that with the country's nearly 1 million university students, and the big percentage of youth not attending any tertiary institutions, it's clear that there's work to be done.

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An alternative to matric and varsity: your study options in SA explained

The vocational pathway explained, and how to check for reputable qualifications.

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South Africa's unemployed youth face a new threat: technology

With emerging technology, semi-skilled youth face a threat as jobs are becoming more technologically charged. What can be done to make sure that our youth are competing on a global level?

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Vote, take risks, be fearless: Celebs offer advice to grads

"Press on with pride, and press on with purpose," Chadwick Boseman told graduates at a commencement ceremony as graduation season is in full swing in the US.

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Graduation day feels: we celebrate the sacrifices and triumphs

This year our graduands went all out for their ceremonies. Here are some of our favourite tweets and posts from grad season.

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Work hard, read your books, and university will be a breeze… or will it?

Two SA students at university: one with family and financial support, the other without. Do both have the same chance? Local researchers investigate.

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Why universities need to invest in strong advice systems for students

Proper guidance, support and advice can help university students enormously.

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"How can you build a strong house with a broken foundation?": Our readers respond to English support at tertiary level

We recently published an article suggesting that students at university might do better with additional support, particularly when it comes to better understanding the English language. While some of our readers agreed, others felt English should already be taught in the foundation phase. What do you think?
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