When Will Applications for Funza Lushaka Open?

Future teachers, the Funza Lushaka Bursary application will be opening soon for new applicants and returning students better get applying before the deadline comes. We have all you need to know on when and how to apply, right here. 


The Funza Lushaka Bursary, is a bursary scheme that is directed towards students who are studying teaching. The aim of Funza is to promote teaching as a profession. 

For first time applicants the bursary applications open on the 1st of October 2021 and close on the 28th of February 2022. This may be subject to change so keep an eye out for any updates.

For returning applicants, the applications close on the 29th of November 2021.

All returning students who require funding is expected to reapply even if you have received the bursary before. With the Funza bursary student are expected to reapply every year

How to apply 

  1. Open the e-Gov portal at www.eservices.gov.za
  2. Register by providing personal information
  3. Login to the system using user name and password created when registering
  4. On the e-Services Menu select Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme
  5. Enter the OTP received on the preferred channel
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions
  7. On the dashboard menu click on the 2021 application button
  8. Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information
  9. Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured

NOTE: All first time applicants must be 30 or under to qualify for the bursary. 

The steps above are used for both new applicants and returning applicants. 

Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary. Once qualified, bursary recipients are placed by a provincial education department. 

For more information on the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme, click here 

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