The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable selected students to complete a teaching qualification in identified areas of priority.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) administers the programme on behalf of Department of Basic Education through the Student Financial Aid office at each higher education institution.
Along with tuition, the bursary covers a number of other allowances.
The bursary covers:
- Accommodation fees
- Meal Allowance
- Learning material
- R600 per month stipend to cover basic living expenses.
The bursary funds students doing:
- Bachelor of Education (BEd)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is ideal for student who are looking to go in to the education field, which is a very important field for the development of South Africa