The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a 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 received the bursary.
Recipients of the bursary must apply on-line for the bursary in every year. The recipient must also complete the placement information as required in every year. The provincial education department (PED) will place a graduate bursar in a suitable teaching post. If a particular PED does not have a suitable teaching post for the graduate bursar, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does have a suitable post. Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed and placement cannot be deferred for any reason.
Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2018 will open on 01 October 2017.
Please note that there are a limited number of new bursaries available for 2017.
New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities such as NSFAS.
The outcome of the selection process will be available from the University not later than 30 April 2017.
Closing dates: Re-applications close on 17 November 2017; New applications close on 12 January 2018.