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 choice.

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.


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