As it’s the time of the year to plan where you’re going to study and how you’re going to pay for it, many bursaries are now available, one being the Funza Lushaka Bursary. Applications for 2023 Funza bursaries are now open.
The application period for bursaries to study teaching in the 2023 academic year are now open for the Funza Lushaka Bursary. These applications are for both new and returning students.
The Funza Lushaka bursary is geared towards those wanting to study teaching at a public University in South African with the aim of increasing the number of skilled teachers in the country. If you want to study teaching, this one’s for you.
The teaching bursary covers the Bachelor of Education and the Postgraduate Certificate of Education. The Funza Lushaka bursary does not fund extended programmes.
Requirements for the bursary are as follows:
- Must be 30 years old or younger
- Have no other teaching qualifications
- Must be a South African citizens with a valid South African ID number
- Good academic ability
- An exemption, endorsement, or ‘admission to bachelor degree studies’ pass at matric/Grade 12 level.
- At least a level 4 pass at matric level in the two subjects which the applicant will specialise to teach.
- For students who wish to specialise in the Foundation Phase, a Level 2 pass in Mathematics or Level 4 pass in Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, a t least a level 4 pass in the Home Language is required.
- For students who wish to specialise in the Intermediate Phase, a Level 4 pass in Mathematics and a level 4 in a Home Language subject and/or a Level 4 pass in Science Subjects at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, at least a level 4 pass in the Home Language is required.
- Students who wish to specialize in the teaching of Technology subjects, including CAT, IT, and other Technical stream subjects and who do not have these subjects level, must have at least a level 4 pass in Mathematics or Technical Mathematics.
- Must be accepted into an approved B.Ed. degree or PGCE programme to specialise in two or more of the priority subject areas.
- Must be committed to teach in any school to which a student may be placed by a Provincial Education Department (PED)
How To Submit Funza Lushaka Application
- Open the e-Gov portal
- Register by providing your personal information
- Log in to the system using the username and password created when registering
- On the e-Services Menu, select Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme
- Enter the OTP received on the preferred channel
- Accept the Terms and Conditions
- On the dashboard menu click on the 2023 application button
- Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information
- Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured
Once you submit your Funza online application, you will probably want to track it. You can do this on the e-Gov portal.
Applications can only be submitted online. No hard copies will be accepted for applications.
Applications from new students and bursars will close on 1 February 2023. With the Funza bursary, bursars need to apply every year that they study. Re-applications for existing/returning bursars in this case will then close, a bit earlier than new applications, on 29 November 2022.