Who Qualifies for the Funza Lushaka Bursary?


Please share this article

Advertisement


The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme which promotes teaching as a profession. Find out if you qualify for this bursary programme. 

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. Applications for the Funza Lushaka Bursary are currently open for funding so apply now. 

The recipients of this bursary will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary. 

Eligibility Criteria:

Any academically gifted, young –

  • learners, currently in Grade 12;
  • graduates who want to complete a teaching qualification (enroll for a PGCE);
  • people who want to make a career change and become teachers; and
  • unemployed people who want to become teachers.

Applicants must have first gained admission at a recognized higher education institution for the appropriate study programme. 

Selection Criteria:

  • 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.
  • Bursary applicants must already have been accepted into a either BEd or PGCE qualification at an at an accredited public University.
  • 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). 

Preference will be given to applicants who reside in rural areas and those who intend on teaching in rural areas. 

Those who have other teaching qualifications do not qualify for this bursary programme. 

Click here for full details on the Funza Lushaka bursary

 

Suggested Article:

Funza Lushaka

Is a lack of funding holding you back from pursuing your teaching qualification? Well then the Funza Lushaka Bursary programme is for you. Find out how their funding works below. 








Advertisement


WhatsApp Channel

Sponsored Ad

Advertisement

Advertisement

Google News

Post-Matric Options

 

After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.

Advertisement


Where to Study


Advertisement m


Other Articles

Afrikaans Papers for Matrics. Past papers are a great way to prepare for your exams, so check them out below!


Advertisement


Latest SASSA articles

Millions of vulnerable rely on the SRD grant to purchase food and access basic services. Reconfirmation of their application may be required to ensure they continue receiving the grant. 

Sassa is responsible for disbursing grants to approximately 18 million South Africans every month. One of the grants distributed is Sassa child grants.


Advertisement


Careers Advice

You're student studying to towards that qualification that will get you your dream job one day, however you need cash now which means you need a student job. Here's how you can find student jobs in South Africa.


Advertisement i