Last chance to apply for matric rewrites, NSFAS funding

2017-01-15 11:25

Are you still thinking about applying for your matric rewrites? Or thinking about applying for NSFAS funding for your studies? The deadlines for both are this week. Failed matric? Yes, you can further your studies without matric.

Matric Rewrites Final Application Dates

You can still improve your Matric

You must apply by 20 January 2017 if you want to rewrite one or two of your matric subjects.  If you don't decide now, and apply immediately, this opportunity will be gone.

The Department of Basic Education offers help in the form of their Second Chance Matric Programme. If you plan to upgrade your matric, you must have a look at all the help they make available.

Stellenbosch University offers a Science and Maths programme to learners, who have already passed Grade 12 (with an average of at least 60%) but who do not qualify for higher education. This is a second opportunity to improve their National Senior Certificate results in specific subjects to enable them to re-apply for university programmes.

NSFAS Study Finance Application Dates

NSFAS has opened a second application period, which is now.

Applications for NSFAS student financial aid will close on 20 January for public university students. And it will close on 14 February for TVET college students.

If you applied before 30 November 2016, then you should have received an SMS with your answer. NSFAS have been sending these SMSes since 5 January 2017.

If you apply now, then you will get an SMS regarding your application results from 1 February 2017 onwards.

What Can I Study Without a Matric Certificate?

Further Study Without Matric Certificate

I work for Skills Academy, and we offer the whole range of Institute of Certified Bookkeeper courses. All their courses have entry requirements lower than matric. For most courses it is Grade 11, and for some it is Grade 10.

These courses cover many of the scarce skills that we need in our economy. So these scarce skills studies will lead students to real jobs and careers.

Where can I Study Without Matric?

Now that most students have their matric results, for many the question is: "Where can I further my studies without matric?".

Here is an article I wrote that extensively deal with this question.

About the Author:

Jan Badenhorst works as the CEO of Skills Academy. Skills Academy offers Home Study Courses to people who never completed Matric, or who cannot get entry into Universities.

Here is a slideshow about further studies if you do not have Matric.

News24 Voices Terms & Conditions


AB praises selfless skipper

2010-11-21 18:15

Inside News24

Lockdown For
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.