Teaching Bursaries From ISASA


ISASA is offering teaching bursaries for prospective Foundation Phase, Intermediate and FET teachers who want to study through UNISA.

ISASA is the oldest, largest and most inclusive independent (private) schools association in the Southern African region

Become a Teacher

SAMSTIP, Investec and the Department of Basic Education are offering prospective Senior and Further Education and Training (FET) teachers specialising in the fields of Mathematics and the Sciences the opportunity to win bursaries to study for a four year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) or a one year postgraduate (PGCE) degree at UNISA.

The South African Mathematics and Science Teacher Intern Programme (SAMSTIP) is an ISASA initiative that aims to address a root cause of South Africa’s skills shortage: the critical lack of qualified mathematics and science teachers.

During this degree teachers will receive:

  • Mentoring by experienced independent school teachers
  • Access to excellent teaching, learning resources and technology
  • Training in ISASA schools
  • Fully cover UNISA fees and textbooks.


A certified copy of your ID document or birth certificate.

For school leavers: A certified copy of your mid-year or latest report that is available.

For University students / Graduates: A certified copy of your Senior Certificate and transcripts of your complete academic record to date.

A one- page personal statement explaining why you should be considered as a future teacher of mathematics and why you will be an asset to the Programme.

How to Apply

Click here for details and the Application Form

ISASA is the oldest, largest and most inclusive independent (private) schools association in the Southern African region. It is a non-profit organisation and school membership is voluntary. ISASA represents its members and provides them with services to protect their interests, promote best practice and support quality education.

ISASA serves over 750 schools representing a broad spectrum of socio-economic and cultural communities, religious affiliations, philosophies and educational levels, from pre-school to post-matric. Our member schools educate more than 165 000 pupils.

The ISASA bursaries are for maths and the sciences. If you want to be a teacher in other areas you can also investigate the Funza Lushaka Teaching Bursaries which will be open again later this year.