Which Courses Does The Funza Lushaka Bursary Fund?

The Department of Basic Education aims to increase the number of educators in the country. This is being done through the Funza Lushaka Bursary which provides funding to students wishing to study in the Education field. Here are the programmes the bursary covers.

The Department of Basic Education aims to increase the number of educators in the country. This is being done through the Funza Lushaka Bursary which provides funding to students wishing to study in the Education field. Here are the programmes the bursary covers.

To qualify for funding through the Funza Lushaka bursary, you need to be studying or wishing to study a Bachelor of Education (BEd) or a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).

It's important to note that the distribution of bursaries by programme will be determined by the Department of Basic Education depending on identified priorities subject areas.

When deciding who should get the bursary, the department looks at which subjects are being studied. The national priority subject areas which the department gives preference to with the Funza Lushaka Bursary are the following:

Foundation Phase (i.e. Grades R-3): Foundation Phase (with preference for African Languages), Neurodevelopment Needs, Braille, South African Sign Language.

Intermediate and Senior Phase (i.e. Grades 4-9): 

Preference will be given for a teaching major in TWO of the following:

Languages, Mathematics, and Natural Science & Technology

FET phase (i.e. Grades 10-12): 

Preference will be given for a teaching major in TWO of the following:

Accounting; Agricultural Sciences; Agricultural Technology; Civil Technology; Computer Applications Technology; Economics; Electrical Technology; Engineering Graphics and Design; Geography; Information Technology; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Mechanical Technology; Physical Sciences, Languages, Technical Mathematics and Technical Science.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. The bursaries are provided so that eligible students may complete a teaching qualification in an area recognised as priority.

University can cost a lot of money, taking into consideration learning material, transport costs, accommodation and living expenses. The Funza Lushaka Bursary can take care of those for you. 

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

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