What does Funza Lushaka Cover at Unisa?

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that serves to promote teaching as a profession, meaning that it is made available to students who are enrolled for teaching qualifications. But what does it cover for Unisa students? Read more to find out. 

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As mentioned above, the Funza Lushaka bursary is available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in identified areas of priority.

Expenses covered by the bursary may include tuition fees, accommodation (including meals), books and learning materials, and if possible a small allowance for monthly living expenses.

The allocation to any individual student is capped at a specific value. Where the HEI charges more than the capped value the bursars will have to top up from their own funds.

The bursary covers undergraduate studies such as a 4-year Bachelor of Education degree (B Ed), specializing in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6), Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) and FET Phase (Grade 10-12); and

Additionally, it also covers post-graduate studies such as a One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Combined qualifications are also acceptable such as combined specialization in the Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3) and Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6), or the Intermediate Phase and Senior Phase, or the Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) and FET Phase (Grade 10 –12).

Recipients of this bursary are also required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.

So if you are a Unisa student or you wish to study Education through Unisa and you require extra funding, the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme can assist you. 

Click here for more information on the Funza Lushaka Bursary.

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