Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme-is a multi-year bursary for those who want to become teachers. It is a merit bursary which is available to every deserving applicant who passed their matric with a bachelor pass to complete a teaching qualification in an identified phase and priority subject area specialization to study in any of the 24 public universities. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified South Africans to apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme aimed at supporting undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Education for the 2022/2023 academic session.
Funza Lushaka bursaries cover most of the recipient’s essential expenses. Expenses covered include tuition fees, accommodation including meals, books and learning materials, teaching practice and if possible a small allowance for monthly living expenses.
Scholarship Type: Full Funding
Host Institution(s): Higher Educational Institutions in South Africa
Scholarship Worth: Not specified
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Nationality: South Africans
Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme 2023 | Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme for South Africans, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants should be 30 years and below to qualify for the Funza Lushaka Bursary.
Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse and their dependents/children is not permissible.
The Funza Lushaka bursary does not fund extended programmes.
The applicant must be accepted into an approved B.Ed. degree or PGCE programme to specialise in two or more of the priority subject areas.
The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability.
The applicant must show commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges with integrity.
The applicant must be committed to teach in any school to which a student may be placed by a Provincial Education Department (PED).
Students must meet the minimum academic criteria for award of the bursary.
How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme 2023 are to visit the application portal and follow the steps outlined (below):
Register by providing personal information
Login to the system using user name and password created when registering
On the e-Services Menu select Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme
Enter the OTP received on the preferred channel
Accept the Terms and Conditions
On the dashboard menu click on the 2023 application button
Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information
Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured
Application Deadline: January 16 2023