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 Sponsor(s): Government of South Africa

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.

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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.

Application Procedures

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

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