Along with the BIG decision of what you want to study (that can determine what you will be doing for the rest of your life), you also need to decide in which you will be going to study. Universities, FET's and Universities of Technologies differ in several ways. Here are a few things to think about when comparing the positives and negatives of distinct education providers and deciding which campus is for you.

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The size of each campus has a big effect on the atmosphere, social life and facilities of each institution. Big institutions such as the University of Johannesburg and Stellenbosch university - please click the following webpage - have tens of thousands of students, while some smaller institutions only have a few dozen. Some campuses are spread out over hundreds of m˛ whilst some are confined to just one central campus.

How hard they can be to get into

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Facilities and services

What selection of academic resources, student support services and leisure facilities are available? Big campuses possess the comforts of small towns - you may get everything from a haircut to a four-course meal. At some small campuses you cannot even get a coffee, but you may enjoy a more intimate atmosphere.

Who's there

There may or might not be plenty of mature age students, school leavers, part-timers or overseas students. You may search the institution's website to learn more on their own alumni. You will be pleasantly surprised by the range of well-known people that attended tertiary institutions!

Style and ethos

It's tough to pin down, but no two campuses feel the exact same. Some seem serious and 자동차보험료비교견적사이트 scholarly, while at others the atmosphere is bohemian, political, sports-mad, religious, 자동차보험료비교견적사이트 or all about having a great time. So choose wisely as you will be spending a number of years there to accomplish your selected programme and you do not want to be stuck in an area the place you don't feel welcome!