ISASA Bursary Program 2016-2017

If you would love to enter the field of teaching ISASA may have a bursary program suited for you. If you are finishing your Matric year, or already at University studying in one of their fields available, you may apply if you meet all regulations as set out by ISASA.

To become a teacher you must have a passion for teaching and a love of children. ISASA strives to provide high-quality education, assist with sustainability and build an educated nation. If this is what you also want then have a look at what they offer.

What Does the Bursary Program Offer?

There is not a wide variety of fields to select from with ISASA and their bursary program is aimed at candidates who would love to become teachers.

The available fields are as follow:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science

In addition to studying and completing their B.Ed or PGCE, candidates will also be given the occasion to be trained by ISASA schools. They will have access to all learning and teaching resources.

Costs Covered by Bursary

Bursaries awarded by ISASA will cover the selected candidate’s full tuition and all prescribed learning material for Unisa. Candidates will have the opportunity to also be tutored by some of the top teachers in each field.


Applicants must be South African citizens to be eligible for the bursary program provided by ISASA. There are also other requirements each candidate must adhere to before applying. All documentation must be certified!

The requirements are as follow:

  • ID documentation of applicant
  • Matric or Grade 12 Certificate or Mid-year results with exemption and B pass
  • Exemption in English and Mathematics or Science
  • University candidates must have a Senior Certificate
  • Must have English as a Major and Science or Mathematics
  • Tertiary candidates must have English and Mathematics or Science with credits

To be eligible for a bursary applicants must submit the completed application with all certified documentation. Applications missing any documentation or is not completed in full will not be considered. Applicants must also attach an introduction or statement letter to their application. This letter must not only give me detail of the person applying, but also provide information on what they can offer if selected for the bursary. Thus, explain why you should be selected, what makes you unique and different.

How to Apply for This Bursary

If you are interested to apply for one of their bursaries, please find the application form and information on the ISASA Website. Once applications open they will be made available, but candidates can also find more information regarding their bursary program on their website all year long. 

Once applications open, candidates may download the application form. This form must be completed in full and signed by the applicant. Then it must be submitted along with all required documentation to ISASA by email, or posted to the following address: ISASA, P.O. Box 87430, Houghton, 2041. It may also be collected and delivered by hand to, ISASA Offices, 16 Street, David Road, Houghton, 2198.

Timeframe That Bursary is Open

Deadlines for applications are usually middle July each year. Candidates are urged to ensure they are aware of the deadline and have their application in on time. Candidates are reminded to ensure their applications reach ISASA on time and adheres to all regulations. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, thus, if you do not get a reply, please accept that your application was not selected.

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