Funza Lushaka Bursary Applications 2024 Check Details

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme provides financial assistance to individuals aspiring to become teachers. This program, which spans over a considerable period, aims to promote teaching as a desirable career option. By offering bursaries, it supports eligible students in completing their teaching qualifications in crucial subjects. Currently, applications for the bursary are being accepted.

The primary objective of Funza Lushaka is to motivate young individuals to pursue teaching and enhance the pool of qualified teachers in South Africa. Successful bursary recipients receive comprehensive funding for their studies as they strive to become teachers in the country.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Applications Requirements –

  •  South African citizenship is a requirement.
  •  A valid South African ID number is necessary.
  •  Applicants must be 30 years old or younger if it is their first time applying.
  •  Acceptance into a B.Ed degree or PGCE program, specializing in at least 2 priority subject areas, is mandatory. Extended programs are not covered.
  •  Admission to a public university in South Africa is a prerequisite.
  •  A strong academic record is essential.
  •  Applicants must be willing to teach at any school chosen by the Provincial Education Department (PED).
  •  Individuals who are Higher Education Institution employees, or spouses, dependents, or children of such employees, are not eligible.
  •  A commitment and passion for a teaching career, including an interest in working with youth, enthusiasm for teaching, and readiness to face challenges with integrity, are required.
  •  Applicants must not possess any other teaching qualifications.
  •  A criminal record is not allowed.
  •  Charges of misconduct are not permitted.
  •  Applicants must not have been dismissed from previous employment.

Requirements for first-time university students –

  • Successfully completed Matric with excellent grades or qualifications that meet the criteria for university admission.
  • Attained specific levels of achievement in the Matric subjects relevant to your intended teaching field.
  • If focusing on the Foundation Phase, you must have achieved certain marks in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, as well as your Home Language.
  • If specializing in the Intermediate Phase, you must have obtained specific marks in Mathematics, Science, and your Home Language.
  • For Technology subjects, a minimum mark in Mathematics or Technical Mathematics is required.
  • If the university has higher requirements than the bursary, the university’s requirements take precedence.

For New University Students –
1. Successfully passed all subjects in the previous year of study.
2. Maintained a certain average score across all subjects taken.
3. Achieved a higher average in subjects directly related to your chosen teaching specialization.

For PGCE Students –
1. Completed a qualifying degree for the PGCE program.
2. Pursuing studies for teaching in Grades 7 to 12.
3. Completed specific modules in your priority subjects at designated levels to qualify for teaching them.

Apply for Funza Lushaka Bursary –

To be considered for the Funza Lushaka bursary for the 2024 academic year, please adhere to the following instructions:

  • Visit the e-Government Portal website.
  • Register for an account by inputting your personal particulars.
  • Sign in using the username and password you have set up.
  • Select the “Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme” from the e-Services Menu.
  • Input the OTP (One-Time Password) that was sent to you.
  • Carefully review and accept the Terms and Conditions.
  • Navigate to the “2024 application” tab on your profile.
  • Complete all mandatory fields with accurate information.
  • Validate your details by agreeing to the declaration.

Kindly note that hard copy submissions will not be considered. All applications must be completed and submitted electronically.

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Scheme Benefits –

  • Funza Lushaka bursaries provide financial assistance to students for various essential expenses.
  •  These expenses encompass tuition fees, accommodation (including meals), books, study materials, and a laptop for teaching practice.
  •  In addition, students may receive a small monthly allowance to cover living expenses.
  •  There is a maximum limit to the amount each student can receive through the bursary.
  •  If the university charges fees exceeding this limit, students are responsible for covering the additional costs.
  •  The total value of the bursary varies based on the specific costs of the university attended.
  •  The bursary aims to alleviate the financial burden on students pursuing their education.
  •  It is crucial for students to manage their finances effectively, especially if additional expenses arise.
  •  The bursary program plays a significant role in supporting students in their academic journey.
  •  Students should be aware of the financial assistance available to them and plan accordingly.

Important Link –

Online Application Form 2024-2025 

Visit the e-Services portal:

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