We understand the need for individuals to receive financial aid for their studies. One of the key solutions is to visit the student finance office of the institution in which you are studying at. Along with applying for student loans through finance houses and of course self funding your studies is another option…yes you may actually have to get a part time job to pay for your education. However there is the route of applying for a bursary or a scholarship which can help assist individuals in financing their studies. The World Wide Web provides a great research platform and we put together a breakdown of online options for individuals in need of financial assistance for their studies in South Africa! Good luck and all the best with your studies!
 
South African University Options:
 
The University of the Free State has put together a student portal which has a list of financial aid options for students.
 
The University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg has financial aid options for local and foreign students! Nicely done.
 
Monash South Africa: Has both bursary and scholarship options for students.

Various fields:
 
Stellenbosch Rugby Academy has created a rugby scholarship. Selection is merit based and details can be found on the Stellenbosch Rugby Academy website.
 
The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU): has a trade union bursary fund that allows individuals the capacity to study at various higher education institutions.
 
Nedbank has a bursary programme that offers funding for individuals studying towards various qualifications!
 
Shoprite Group: The FMCG retail group is powering an awesome bursary scheme.
 
The South African Institute of Race Relations: Yes, there is such an institution! Check out their bursary offerings.
 
Allan Gray: Check out the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation!
 
Anglo American: targeted at graduates and students, the company offers both scholarships and bursaries.
 
Epilepsy South Africa: Has a bursary program to help aid people with epilepsy to study at tertiary level.
 
PPS: Offers both a scholarship and bursary scheme.

dhk has a bursary platform positioned in the  field of architecture.
 
The Foundation for Professional Development: Offers scholarships targeted towards the health sector.
 
Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (HCI) has setup the HCI Foundation which operates a bursary programme.  
 
National Student Financial Aid Scheme: A government backed initiative to education the nation.
 
Check out the Rhodes Sports Bursaries!
 
The Claude Leon Foundation offers Postdoctoral fellowships in Sciences.
 
The National Research Foundation: Have financial offerings in the field of research.
 
SKA Africa: This is super technologically cool.
 
SAPPI: have a cool breakdown of their funding and scholarship offerings!
 
PETROFUND: have bursaries options for both post and under graduate studies
 
National Film and Video Foundation (South Africa): offers both bursaries and funding options.
 
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) offers a bursary program dedicated to a number of scientific fields.
 
Organizations dedicated to student and study funding in South Africa:
 
Career Wise: http://www.careerwise.co.za
 
Study Trust: http://www.studytrust.org.za
 
Global options for South Africans:
 
The Rhodes Trust: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk