Funza Lushaka Bursary Applications Are Open

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It's the time of year to decide where you will study and how you will pay for it. The 2024 Funza Lushaka bursary application period is currently open if you're interested in pursuing a career in teaching. 


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If you would like to have a career as a teacher you could apply for the Funza Lushaka bursary which will pay for your teaching degree studies.

You do not have to pay back the bursary, but will have to work as a public school for the same period of time that you studied under the bursary.

Applications are now open and will close at the end of January 2023.

How To Submit Your 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 2024 application button
  • Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information
  • Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured 

To qualify for the bursary applicants must meet the requirements listed below.

  • Must be 30 years old or younger
  • Have no other teaching qualifications
  • Must be a South African citizen with a valid South African ID number
  • Good academic ability

You'll probably want to track your online application after you submit it. This is possible through the e-Gov site.

Only online applications can be submitted. Applications will not be accepted on paper.

The deadline for new student and bursar applications is at the end of January 2024. Bursars must reapply for the Funza Lushaka bursary each year that they are enrolled in classes.

Applications to benefit from the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme are now open for the 2024 academic year. This is the perfect bursary for teaching courses.

This application period will close on 12 January 2024 which means that applicants have only three months to apply for the bursary.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Requirements

These are the requirements you need to meet to access the Funza Lushaka Bursary.

  • 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 Track Your Application

  1. Go to the eServices Website you used to log in
  2. Provide your login details such as your username and password
  3. Click the Login button
  4. Click on Funza Lushaka Bursary
  5. Check your status 

The Funza Lushaka Bursary covers tuition fees, accommodation including meals, learning materials and they provide a monthly living allowance for living expenses. 

 

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