“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

One of the biggest transitions in any young person’s life is entering university, or another form of tertiary education. The need for responsibility, self-discipline, and autonomy comes flying at you in full-force. You realise that you’re now entering a phase in your life that will help shape the path you walk, and the kind of person you want to be. University brings incredibly interesting and intense work, but it also brings a time in your life that plants seeds of new friendships, relationships, interests, passions, and personal learning curves.

Exploring Where to Study?

With so many different institutions to choose from, it’s not always easy to know where you want to apply and study. To make this process a little easier, have a look at our extensive institutions listing – you’ll find all the necessary information on various universities and colleges across South Africa.


What Can You Study?

Find out about general faculties, types of degrees and qualifications – we have lots of articles written by students themselves, in which they tell you about their experience with a specific degree or study programme. This section gives you infos on university application dates, open days, National Benchmark Tests, and how to check your APS ranking for different institutions.

Faculties & Undergrad
Explore Degrees
Check Your APS
Application Dates
NBT Info

How to Finance your Studies?

If money is an issue, look no further. We have various articles that tackle this issue and offer advice, as well as SA’s most extensive bursary and scholarship listing.

What to Know about Funding
Bursaries & Scholarships
Student Finance Advice

Living the Student Life

As a student you get to enjoy a phase in your life that entails not only studies and exams, but lots of fun, friends, and adventure. It’s such a cool phase, because you’re no longer a kid, but you’re also not thrown full-throttle into the adult working world yet either – at least in most cases. Check out our awesome student life articles for fun activities, advice, and tips.

Accommodation & Housing
Top 10 Things to Do
Need to Knows
Relationships at Varsity
Win, Win, Win

Cool Alternatives

You don’t need to study right after Matric. Lots of people choose to do a year of travelling, volunteeringworking,  or interning. There is an increasing amount of choice and alternatives on the rise, including studying via online courses. Go ahead and explore your options.

Why to do online courses?
Gap Year Ideas
Go Volunteer

Career Info

Not sure what career you want to get into, or what a certain career even entails? What about potential salaries, or working hours? Check it out right here.

Career Articles
A Day in the Life of…
What can I earn with which Career?

ASK section

If you have any questions you want to ask us about your subject choices, or future study plans – or even about job shadowing, just drop us a message in EduConnect’s ASK section. We’ll get back to you ASAP ☺

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