The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. Full-cost bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they receive the bursary.
Qualified recipients of the bursary must request placement in a province of their choice. The provincial education department (PED) concerned will determine whether there is suitable post available. If there is not, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does have suitable vacancies. Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed.
Make sure that you keep checking the Department of Basic Education’s website for updates on the online application forms so that you are ready to apply when they open.
Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2014 will be accepted from 01 October 2013.
Please note that there are approximately 3500 new bursaries available in 2014. New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities.
Re-applications close on 15 November 2013; New applications close on 10 January 2014.