Funza Lushaka Bursary Applications For 2024 Closes Soon


To expand the teacher population in the country, the Department of Basic Education started offering the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme. 2024 applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary will soon be closed.



Do you want to study teaching but you need a way to cover your fees? The Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme has got you covered.

Applications to benefit from the Funza Lushaka Bursary in the 2024 academic year are now open but will be closing soon. Apply now!

Here's everything you need to know about the Funza 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 Apply

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the e-Gov portal at
  2. Register by providing personal information.
  3. Login to the system using username and password created when registering.
  4. On the e-Services Menu select Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme.
  5. Enter the OTP received on the preferred channel.
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  7. On the dashboard menu click on the 2023 application button.
  8. Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information.
  9. Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured.

Applications can only be submitted online. No hard copies will be accepted for applications. 

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 

What Does The Bursary Cover?

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

When Do Applications Close?

Applications for 2024 Funza Lushaka bursaries will close on 2 February 2024.

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