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How Will I Fund My NATED Studies?

There are a variety of ways in which you can receive funding for NATED courses. To help you register for our courses, we have identified some funding schemes.

There are a variety of ways in which you can receive funding for your NATED courses. If you are currently struggling to fund your NATED studies, you can explore the following options, to help alleviate that burden:

  • External Bursaries
  • Student Loans
  • Personal Loans
  • Crowd funding
  • Employer Sponsorship
  • Personal savings

External Bursaries

Unfortunately, Bellview Institute of Distance Learning does not allow for NSFAS funding, as we are a private college. However, if you are wanting to receive a bursary, there are plenty of private and state-owned companies that offer bursaries to students in various specialist fields that are allowed and approved by Bellview.

If your Matric results are on par, shoot your shot and make use of the bursary opportunities provided by various companies. There are no limits to the amount of bursaries you can apply for, so apply for as many that aligns with your interests as possible.

For a bursary list, visit bursaries-southafrica.

Student Loans

Student loans are awarded for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at various institutions. If you would like for your NATED studies to be funded via a student loan, there are certain conditions that you must meet:

  • You must be a South African citizen and meet a certain monthly income requirement
  • If you do not earn an income, a guarantor can take out a loan on your behalf. The guarantor must have full time employment, and will need to provide proof of income, as well as a good credit history.
  • You will need to provide proof of acceptance from the tertiary institution you are studying at


Student loans vary in amount, and are usually awarded on an annual basis. Therefore, if you are continuing your studies, you will be required to apply again next year.

Personal Loans

A personal loan is a regular short term loan from a bank. If you are interested in going down this route, you should consider applying with different credit providers, and choosing the one with the lowest interest rate.

Be sure to take out a loan with a credit provider register with the National Credits Regulator (NCR). This will ensure that the fees and interest charged are within the legal limits. General requirements for a personal loan include:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must have a regular monthly income, which will depend on the loan amount you take
  • You must have your ID, proof of address, and bank statements of the past three months


If you have no income, a guarantor can take out the loan on your behalf.

Crowd Funding

Crowd funding is a way for you to be able to make money with the help and support of others. Through platforms such as GoFundMe and Feenix.org, you can call on the help of others, and will stand a chance to raise enough money for your tertiary education.

Through each platform, you will be able to receive donations from various people, with no strings attached. However, there is no guarantee that people will fund your studies, that is why it is important to stake your claim, and tell your story as to why you need the help.

If you are interested in learning more about crowd funding, you can visit How GoFundMe Works.

Employer Sponsorship

If you are employed but unable to fund your studies, you can request assistance from your employer. Employers are highly likely to be willing to sponsor your studies, all you need to do is be able to sell your story. Make sure to inform your manager as to why you want to study further, and how the skills and qualifications you will gain can benefit the company as a whole.

You can also set up a contract and guarantee your employer that you will work for the company for a certain period of time after your studies have ended.

Note that NATED courses can be studied via distance learning, so it is important to assure your manager that your work will not be affected by your studies.

Personal Savings

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers cheap and affordable pricing for NATED courses. Therefore, if you are looking to be independent, an option to fund your studies is to simply save. Learn ways to earn money, and register for the NATED course you would like to study. Once registered, you will be able to work and study at the same time, so affording your course fees will be possible.

Through distance learning you will not have to pay travelling fees, or facilitation costs, so money will not be an obstacle.

What NATED Courses Can I Study?

At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, there are a number of different NATED courses you can study, that will allow you to obtain qualifications in a range of different career fields. Our NATED courses on offer include:

Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning Application Process

If you are interested in studying one of our NATED courses, you can register via the following methods:

  • Call or WhatsApp us: 065 656 9818


If you have any questions regarding course pricing and registration fees, please contact one of our
course specialists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Four ways to fund your studies include:

  • Government funding
  • Bursaries and Scholarships
  • Loans
  • Crowd funding

National N Certificates are on an NQF level 05.

No, Bellview Institute of Distance Learning does not fall under NSFAS listing as we are a private college. It is important to note that we do offer unique payment plans that can be tailored to meet the financial needs of students.

Yes, you will need a Matric Certificate to study NATED courses (National Senior Certificate or Amended Senior Certificate).

NATED National Diploma courses are practical training courses that take place in the workforce. To complete your NATED Diploma course, you will have to complete industry-related training, for a period of 18 months.

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: June, 27, 2022