Online schools are on the rise today, with their myriad, countless incarnations, from the merest shabbily crafted html-driven website, to the more sophisticated and refined gigs where educators have tried to build something meaningful. Speaking of online schools in the context of meaning, there is no denying that these schools offer a variety of options to aspiring students, cash-strapped academic buffs and just the regular enthusiasts who have decided to go back to school.
The rise of online schools is not a chance. It is a response to a well-established and somewhat worrying trend. Soaring education prices have made the ranks of students scramble and seek for any opportunity that would give them a chance at higher learning. But do not dismiss this trend thinking that only people lacking funds have caved in to the appeal of online schools. Au contraire, a drove of graduates have decided to pursue masters degree online, for example. And some established universities have been keeping their ear to the ground in the hopes that they could perhaps cotton on this new trend.
So people investing in education, and scholarships (the only secure way to cut costs down for the single student), have come from diverse backgrounds. There you have your regular universities, foundations and increasingly so – private investors.
To this end, Investec offers all-costs-covered bursaries who want to South African students who want to enroll in one of the many technical fields of study on offer, including commerce, engineering, science and mathematics and business science.
However, Investec only offers one scholarship per year, meaning the competition is quite tight It is nevertheless well worth considering provided the benefits. Those include being mentored and taught by well-respected experts in the chosen field. It grants successful candidates with easy access to state-of-the-art education. The bursary will cover in full any tuition fees and textbook costs.
The scholarship targets thousands of candidates and shortlists up to 55. Of those between 35 and 45 then win the scholarship. The applications criteria are lengthy and they deserve thorough examination here.
Be among the top-performing students and forget about either online schools and pursuing master degrees online. Benefit from the full on-campus scholarship by Investec.