The Funza Lushaka Bursary is aimed at giving eligible students a bursary to acquire a full teaching qualification. After completion of studies the recipient will then have to teach or work at a Provincial Department of Education for the same amount of time as the bursary sponsorship.
- Only South Africans are considered
- Applicant should already have acceptance into a recognized higher institution
- Applicant should have a good academic record
- Applicant must be willing to take up teaching post for the amount of years that the bursary was recieved
- Preference given to applicants from rural areas or previously disadvantaged backgrounds
How the Funza Lushaka bursary works
The bursary allows you to obtain a bachelors degree (University) or a bachelor of technology (Technikon) in a field that is required by the Department of Education.
Once you have your qualification you will then be required to complete a one year Post Graduate in Education certificate before being employed as a teacher for the stipulated time period
You firstly need to apply and be accepted for either a teaching qualification (B Ed) or another qualification (BSc, BTech,BA) that has at least one major course in a priority sector.
Only then can you apply for the Funza Lushaka bursary online.
What the bursary covers
- Tuition Fees
- Accommodation and meals
- Books and learning materials
- Small living allowance for other monthly expenses
- The bursary is awarded on a yearly basis, so each bursary holder must re-apply every year
- The bursary may be extended by one year for additional courses or subjects
- The bursary must be repaid if the recipient fails to qualify, fails to apply or take up a teaching post at a public school or fails to finish the required working period.
For more info on the bursary, priority areas and to apply you can visit the Funza Lushaka website