The Funza Lushaka Bursary Program 2024

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Program 2024

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Program 2024

Applications are currently available for the 2024 Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme.

The following must be read before making an application for the Funza Lushaka bursary Program 2024

1. Should you have a criminal record, charged of misconduct or dismissed from work, kindly note that you are not eligible to apply for this bursary.
2. Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse and their dependents/children is not permissible.
3. Non-disclosure of the information required as stated in 2 above will be treated as fraud.
4. Applicants should be 30 years and below to qualify for the Funza Lushaka Bursary.
5. To qualify, you must complete the online application. No hard copies application will be accepted.
6. If you already have a teaching qualification, you do not qualify for Funza Lushaka Bursary. Programmes to be funded

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Two types of qualifications can be funded as shown below. The qualification must include subjects which will allow the student to specialize as a teacher in at least two priority subject areas.

Priority Subject Areas – are subjects that are known by Provinces and National Departments of Education as subjects where teachers are required (see next section below).

  • Undergraduate studies ✓ 4-year Bachelor of Education degree (B.Ed.), specializing in one of the following Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6) and Senior and Further Education and Training Teaching (Grade 7-12).
  • Graduate studies ✓ One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for graduates whose degrees reflect two priority subjects where one module/course was successfully completed or studied at third year level while the second priority subject was successfully completed or studied at second year level.

N.B: Only the PGCE for Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching (SPFET) (Grade 7-12) will be funded through the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme.

N.B: NO PGCE for Foundation and Intermediate Phases

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Selection criteria include the following:

  • The bursary is only granted to South African citizens with a valid South African ID number;
  • The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability; 8.3. Applicants should be 30 years and below to qualify for the Funza Lushaka Bursary 8.4. Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse and their dependents/children is not permissible. 8.5. The Funza Lushaka bursary does not fund extended programmes. 8.6. The applicant must be accepted into an approved B.Ed. degree or PGCE programme to specialise in two or more of the priority subject areas. 8.7. The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability.

MERITS

  1. Funza Lushaka bursaries cover most of the recipient’s essential expenses. Expenses covered include tuition fees, accommodation including meals, books and learning materials, teaching practice laptop and if possible a small allowance for monthly living expenses.
  2. The allocation to any individual student is capped at a specific value. Where the university charges more than the capped value the bursars will have to top up from their own funds. Universities have different cost structures, so the total value of a bursary differs from institution to institution.

Application Deadline: February 2nd, 2024.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Program 2024

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