Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme | Teaching Bursaries 2022

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a scheme designed to assist qualified students in completing a teaching degree. Bursary recipients are then required to teach in public schools for the equivalent duration of the bursary received.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme applications are now open for 2022. The Funza Lushaka Bursary takes care of all the university costs so that you can pursue your studies without any financial burden.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year initiative that promotes teaching as a career. Bursaries are awarded to students who are pursuing a teaching qualification in a priority area.

To be eligible for the bursary, you must be enrolled in or intend to enroll in a Bachelor of Education (BEd) or a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) program at a public university.

They cover the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation including meals
  • Books and learning materials
  • A possible small allowance for monthly living expenses

Eligibility Requirements for The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have a valid South African ID number
  • You must be 30 years old or younger if applying for the first time
  • You must have been accepted to study towards a BEd degree or PGCE programme, specialising in at least 2 of the priority subject areas (extended programmes are not covered)
  • You must have been accepted to study at a recognised tertiary institution in South African
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must be willing to teach at any school, as selected by the Provincial Education Department (PED)
  • You must NOT be a Higher Education Institution employee (or a spouse, dependent, or child of a Higher Education Institution employee)
  • You must be committed and passionate about a career in teaching, including having an interest in working with youth; enthusiasm for teaching; and be willing and ready to face challenges with integrity
  • You must NOT have any other teaching qualifications
  • You must have a clear criminal record
  • You must NOT have any charges of misconduct or have been dismissed from work

First-time university entrants must also meet the following criteria:

  • You must have achieved a Matric exemption, endorsement or bachelor degree admission
  • You must have achieved a minimum of level 4 in Matric for 2 subjects you intend on specialising to teach
  • Students who will specialising in Foundation Phase: you must have achieved a minimum level 2 pass for Mathematics OR or level 4 pass for Mathematical Literacy in Matric, AND a minimum of level 4 for your Home Language
  • Students who will specialising in Intermediate Phase: you must have achieved a minimum level 2 pass for Mathematics OR or level 4 pass for Mathematical Literacy in Matric, AND a minimum of level 4 for your Home Language
  • Students who will specialising in teaching Technology subjects (including CAT), who did not pass these subjects in Matric: you must have achieved a minimum level 4 for Mathematics or Technical Mathematics in Matric

Note: if the tertiary institution’s entry requirements are higher than the bursary requirement, or vice versa, the higher requirement will apply

New students currently at university must also meet the following criteria:

  • You must have passed all subjects in past year of tertiary study
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 55%, for all subjects studied in last year of tertiary study
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 66.5% for subjects related to the teaching area of specialisation in last year of tertiary study

New students enrolling for PGCE must also meet the following criteria:

  • You must have completed a qualification that allows admission into the PGCE programme
  • You must be studying towards the PGCE for Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching (SPFET) (Grade 7 to Grade 12)
  • You must have 2 priority subjects with 1 module successfully completed at third year level, and 1 module successfully completed at second year level
  • You must have sufficient modules in the priority subjects in order to qualify to teach it as a subject at school.

Summary of the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

Organizers Funza Lushaka
Location   South Africa
Closing date 1 Feb 2022

How to Apply

To apply for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2022 studies, candidates must closely follow these steps:

  • Visit the e-Government Portal website
  • Register an account by filling in your required personal details
  • Login using your selected username and password
  • Select the “Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme” on the e-Services Menu
  • Insert the OTP you received
  • Read and accept the Terms and Conditions
  • Click on the “2022 application” button on the dashboard
  • Fill in the required information
  • Read and accept the declaration to confirm your information

Please note: applications must ONLY be done online – NO hard copy applications will be accepted.

The bursary is awarded for one academic year at a time, and upon proof of academic success, the bursary may consider continuing each year until the beneficiary of the bursary has qualified as a teacher.

It is necessary for students to read the Funza Lushaka Bursary Information before applying.

Disclaimer: This is not the bursary’s official page. This is merely a one-page summary of the bursary opportunities. While we make every effort to maintain the information current and accurate, it is subject to change at any time without notice. Always refer to the bursary provider’s official website for the most up-to-date information. Any reliance you place on michyking.com information is solely at your own risk.

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