The Funza Lushaka Bursary: Teaching


Are you considering becoming a teacher? Not sure what the procedure or cost
will be? Maybe you need some financial assistance. The Funza Lushaka Busary
Programme gives you the chance to make your teaching dream come true.

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

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.


Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2015 will be accepted from 01
October 2014.

Please note that there are approximately 3500 new bursaries available in 2015.

New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities.

Closing dates:

Re-applications close on 15 November 2014; New applications close on 09
January 2015.

Brochure: Information about Initial Teacher

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