Does Funza Lushaka Fund Postgraduate Studies?
The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme which promotes teaching as a profession. Keep reading to find out if they fund postgraduate studies.
The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme which promotes teaching as a profession. The bursaries are provided so that eligible students may complete a teaching qualification in an area recognised as priority.
You might be wondering if they fund postgraduate studies.
The answer is yes they do.
Applicants for this bursary must have been accepted into a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification at an accredited public university, to qualify for funding.
Applicants must also meet the following selection criteria to be funded by the Funza Lushaka Bursary:
- The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens with a valid South African ID number.
- Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse and their dependents/children is not permissible.
- The applicant must also meet the national selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary.
- The bursary will only be awarded if two of the priority area subjects are included as a specialisation in the teaching qualification.
- 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 and personal integrity.
- The applicant must be committed to teach at any school which they may be appointed to by a provincial education deparrment (PED).
Those who have other teaching qualifications do not qualify for this bursary programme and preference will be given to those applicants who reside in rural areas and those who intend on teaching in rural areas.
Applications for the Funza Lushaka Bursary are currently open for 2021 funding so apply now!
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