Monday, 27 January 2014

Not so long ago you said: “One day when I’m big”. One Day is Today, own it!

No matter who you are and what walk of life you may be from, you once had a limitless imagination…
When you were a kid, you lived without fear and disappointment and you had ambitious goals – if you wanted to be the President, Superman, or an astronaut, YOU COULD, your imagination determined the rules.
Eduloan can help you make your vision for the future a reality.  To illustrate this we have launched the Registration 2014 campaign across our social platforms and campuses nationwide.

Up for grabs:
You can stand a chance to win your share of up to R75 000 worth of fabulous prizes.
To be eligible for the draw to win a R 50 000 voucher to kit-out your home – you just need to successfully apply for a study loan.

To be entered into the draw to win 1 of 50 R500 to spend on awesome stuff for your home. Upload a photo that illustrates your vision for your future to our Facebook page. It can be a quote, something that you drew or a building or person that inspires you.

To Enter on Facebook click here: or click here to enter via our mobile site:

So how can we help you realize your dreams:
We offer financing for all levels of tuition – school, university or college. Our loan offering covers outstanding study fess, registration fees, tuition fees and we will help you pay for all your study related items with loans for textbooks, accommodation, laptops, tablets and other relevant study equipment.

Did you know that a study loan from Eduloan will make your life simpler?
  • Extremely low monthly repayments
  • No deposits. No hidden costs
  • Fixed monthly installments, so no surprises and you can budget easily
  • You only need 4 documents to apply
    1. A copy of your or your sponsor’s latest salary slip
    2. A certified copy of your ID
    3. A study fee quotation from the institution you will be studying at
    4. You or your sponsor’s latest bank statement.
  • Get a  quick response
  • No admin. Your study loan is paid directly to the institution
  • No limits. Apply for all your study needs from books to laptops, registration fees or outstanding study fees
  • If you are not in full time employment, anyone can apply on your behalf. They just need to be full time employed and meet the instalment criteria

Contact us today to find out how we can assist you in reaching your dreams!
 0860 55 55 44

One Day is Today, Own It!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Studying A Bachelor In Social Science – Your Key To Becoming An Analytical Thinker

A Bachelor in Social Science degree prepares you for your workplace by challenging you to become an analytical thinker. Often a course offered by the Humanities department, this course is a three year undergraduate degree and you have the option to further your post graduate studies in your chosen major (the specific field).

What major’s do you get in Bachelor in Social Science?
You can choose to specialise in one of the following subjects:
·         Development Studies / Social Development
·         Economics
·         Gender Studies
·         Industrial Sociology
·         International Relations
·         Philosophy
·         Politics
·         Population Studies
·         Psychology
·         Public Policy and Administration
·         Religious Studies
·         Social Anthropology
·         Sociology

A Bachelor in Social Science programme offers you the opportunity to work in journalism, publishing, public relations, marketing, human resources, a position in training and development, public or civil services, psychology, counseling, social and community services, social welfare as well as a variety of administrative positions.

What are the benefits of studying a Bachelor in Social Science degree?
There are several benefits of studying a Bachelor in Social Science degree. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider it:
·         This degree offers subjects that deal with contemporary and relevant areas of study
·         You can choose your subjects and tailor your degree to suit your unique areas of interest or to support the career that you would like to follow.
·         The degree aims to prepare you to be able to communicate efficiently with professional and non-professional individuals and groups to be able to do sufficient research and devise development programmes in your chosen field
·         You will be able to analyse complex social problems and apply ethical principles to resolve possible issues
·         This programme will encourage you to think creatively and to apply perspective to solve problems in social sciences.

Where can I sign-up?
Entrance requirements for a Bachelor in Social Science degree include Matric exemption. Some universities or collages offer only a few of the majors mentioned here, although you will have to consider your university or collage carefully, depending on what you would like to specialise in. Once you have chosen your field, you can confirm the specific entrance requirements of the Bachelor in Social Science degree offered at your chosen tertiary institution.

If you would like to apply to study a Bachelor in Social Science degree, you can contact us to find out how we can assist you with a loan to cover your tuition fees as well as a loan for your textbooks, a laptop or tablet as well as any other study-related equipment you might need like a scientific calculator. Visit our website today to find out how we can assist you to unlock your potential as a Bachelor in Social Science graduate!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Setting Goals For 2014…That You Can Really Achieve

Setting goals has become an integrated part of many of our lives… whether you aim to pass maths with distinction, place more effort into science, complete a run in a shorter period of time or learn a new language… there are so many goals and it is so easy to extend your goal deadline. This week we take a look at why you should be setting goals and how to go about it!

Why you should set goals:
Goals are used by achievers in various fields like business and sports – business oriented people might set financial goals for the company whereas sportsmen and woman might choose to set goals like winning a tournament, being selected for a specific team or breaking a record. Much like the goals set by businessmen or women and sportsmen or women, your goals can give you long term vision and help you to benefit from seeing the progress to reach that long term vision.

How to start setting goals:
If you‘re looking at setting goals, you have to look at how they contribute to the bigger picture! Identify goals that you will be able to reach – if you keep to regular small goals, the chances of you being able to reach them is far greater. You will then be able to celebrate reaching your goals (which will do wonders for your confidence).

The best day to start is today. Stop delaying the process and start working on your goals today. Whether you want to achieve better marks so that you can get that dream job, whether you want to take a course to take a step up the corporate ladder or if you want to change professions, today is better than any other day to get that process going.

Are you looking to further your studies to reach your dreams? At Eduloan, we offer educational finance to assist you with school, collage, technicon and university tuition! We also offer loans for study-related equipment like textbooks, laptops, tablets and other study related equipment that you might need to complete your studies (like calculators, stethoscopes and musical instruments for example). Visit our website, speak to one of our friendly consultants (0860 55 55 44) or sms* ‘EDU’ to 32150 and we’ll call you back!

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Thursday, 9 January 2014


Eduloan congratulates the 2013 matric class on their notable efforts. Well done.
Having prepared for this day since Grade 11, these results are a gateway to your educational future.
Eduloan wishes South Africa’s matriculants all the best for their future. “You are  South Africa’s future and your welfare and success will impact on the country as a whole,” says Memela. 

For those looking to further their education, now is the time to focus. For these pupils a new world is opening up; one that may prove to have stumbling blocks for those that are unprepared, says Eduloan CEO Totsie Memela.
In order to be a productive young professional, emphasis should be on moulding individuals that are driven to succeed; that are focused on growing the economy and that are able to maximise on the opportunities presented to them.
According to the National Planning Commission Diagnostic Report fewer than 4% of those who pass matric will be accepted into university.
The past few years have shown the ratio of young South Africans opting for university studies as opposed to those who decide on further education and training (FET) or are willing to consider an artisanship is distorted compared to international benchmarks. Yet these alternatives can lead to better results in terms of employment and income potential.
Matric provides young adults with a broad theoretical background, but does not prepare them to perform specific tasks in the workplace. This is one of the reasons why only about 25% of school leavers are expected to find formal employment.
In South Africa and elsewhere there is a trend to only consider university studies. This is an option for matrics who received university exemption marks and who are informed about the course they want to apply for and where this course will take them in life.
Memela says a university degree is not only option for further education. There is a shortage of artisans, like plumber and boilermakers. . As an emerging economy, South Africa requires such skills in order to be competitive.
Universities of Technology offer national diplomas in a wide variety of career options and have lower entrance requirements than academic tertiary institutions.
In addition there are 50 FET colleges with 264 campuses country-wide offering a range of programmes from engineering, business studies, art and music, and food services for students who did not qualify for university entrance.
“Students need to be practical about their future. If you qualify for and can afford tertiary academic institutions, and know where your degree will take you, go for it. If not, pursue other options like FET colleges or consider part-time study. Whatever the choice or opportunity, for those prepared to work hard there is a future,” says Memela.

Eduloan offers a variety of financing options to help prospective students on their way. For more information call Eduloan’s Client Services Department on 0860-55-55-44 or or follow us on

Eduloan is a leading education finance specialist operating in Southern Africa. Since its inception in1996, Eduloan has provided more than 720 000 study loans valued at R3.7-billion and continues to help thousands across Africa unlock their true potential. Currently, Eduloan approves between 50 000 and 60 000 loans annually to students, a significant proportion of them working professionals.
Eduloan’s loan offerings include repayment options at extremely affordable, fixed-interest rates, for the duration of the loan period. 
Study fees are paid by Eduloan directly to the institution, taking the administrative burden away from the student/corporate institution.  Loans can be paid back either through a salary deduction or a debit order.
For more information, call Eduloan’s Client Services Department on 0860-55-55-44 or visit Follow us on Twitter/EduloanSA and Facebook/EduloanSA.